We’re not going to lie. Sometimes you go out and you thank God that you have a mask on because your breath is just … well, terrible. You feel relieved at first, but then you realize you still have to deal with your own bad breath underneath the mask. We’re here with some tips for getting rid of halitosis (which is just fancy for bad breath).
You Might Not Be Brushing Right
During the day we wash away bacteria in our mouth every time we drink, eat or brush our teeth. However, we don’t do that when we sleep, so the bacteria in our mouth multiply and we wake up with morning breath. Simply brushing your teeth properly (at least two minutes) with a fluoride toothpaste like CloseUp can make the next thing that you smell underneath your mask on more pleasant. Also, definitely remember to brush your tongue and cheeks.
You Don’t Have A Solid Hygiene Routine
Brushing your teeth in the morning is good and all—in fact, you’re a terrorist if you don’t brush daily. However, now that we are all spending a lot of time wearing masks, you might be realizing that brushing once a day does not leave you smelling as fresh as you want. It is important to build other dental hygiene routines other than just brushing daily. So, even when using CloseUp which flat out guarantees fresh breath, you should be brushing at least twice a day, gargling with antibacterial mouthwash and flossing to remove food between your teeth.
You Are Not Using Good Enough Toothpaste
Using the right toothpaste is an important aspect of dental hygiene. Buying generic brands that you can’t trust will probably not give you the results that you hope for. Except when you go for a brand that lets you #WearFreshBreathToo like CloseUp.