Apple cider vinegar is often suggested as a solution to bad breath. This is because the bacteria that cause bad breath don’t thrive in acidic environments, and apple cider vinegar contains a natural acid called acetic acid.
"While apple cider vinegar may alleviate some bad breath, it is not a good long-term solution for halitosis."
Discovering what is causing bad breath is the first step toward solving it. From poor oral hygiene to nicotine and alcohol use, tooth decay and periodontal disease, each cause of bad breath must be targeted to alleviate halitosis. Whether treating these causes at home or seeking advice from your dentist, bad breath should be taken seriously and treated accordingly with clinically proven, dentist-approved solutions.
Bad Breath Solutions
Maintain Good Oral Health
A lack of brushing, flossing, and poor oral hygiene overall are the main causes of halitosis or bad breath. When oral hygiene is not maintained, the bacteria that form on the teeth, gums, and mouth, release a gas when they come into contact with food. This gas smells unpleasant and is a sign that halitosis is occurring. Apple cider vinegar is not an effective solution or alternative to good oral care. Brushing with a Sonic Toothbrush twice daily for 2 minutes each time will ensure your teeth and gums are cleaned thoroughly while flossing and using mouthwash will also help combat the bacteria that lead to halitosis. When gums and teeth are clean and healthy, bad breath can be managed and alleviated. It is essential that good oral care is maintained daily to prevent, alleviate and cure bad breath.
Use Active Ingredients
When treating bad breath, active ingredients play a vital role. Active ingredients work to protect tooth and gum health and will target the bacteria that cause halitosis. Make sure your toothpaste formula contains clean, clinically proven, active ingredients like Fluoride and Chlorhexidine to prevent and target bad breath.
Personalised Oral Care Solutions
Everyone’s oral care needs and concerns are individual, so never settle for generic oral care solutions. When treating halitosis or bad breath, choose oral care solutions that are tailor-made to combat the causes of bad breath. The more prescriptive your oral care solutions are, the better results you will see in your oral health.
Avoid Certain Foods & Drinks
One of the main causes of temporary halitosis is food and drink. Foods like garlic and onion can cause bad breath, while alcohol, which dried out the mouth, can also be a cause. This kind of bad breath is easy to alleviate through brushing, mouthwash, or simply by avoiding these foods and drinks.
Routine Dental Appointments
While many bad breath causes can be solved with at-home oral care, persistent or prolonged bad breath, tooth decay smell, or rotten tooth smell may be signs of more serious oral health issues. Visit a dentist every 6 months to maintain good oral health and if bad breath occurs suddenly and lasts a long time, seek professional help from your dentist.
Oral Health Education
At Spotlight Oral Care, our goal is to educate you on your oral health, help you to identify your oral health goals, and then actively help you to achieve them by using our prescriptive oral care solutions. Your oral health needs and concerns are as individual as you are, so don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all oral care routine. Our clean, clinically proven, active ingredient-infused formulations have been created specifically to treat your oral care concerns and we are on hand to make sure you get the most from your smile.
Avoid Nicotine Use
Smoking causes the mouth to dry out and can cause gum disease, so avoiding nicotine use is one of the best ways to stop halitosis and bad breath from occurring.