1. Brush and Floss Your Teeth
If you’re not brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, this is an important first step. Over the course of the day, food particles and bacteria begin to stick to your teeth. If you don’t clean them off, that sticky film, called plaque, can harden into something called tartar, which can only be removed by your dentist.
This bacteria and food-filled mess on your teeth has a distinctly unpleasant odor and can contribute to bad breath. Brushing and flossing can clear plaque away from your teeth, and the bad smell with it. It’s incredibly important to floss once per day, otherwise, the plaque that gets stuck between your teeth and under the gum line will continue to fuel your bad breath and contribute to gum disease and tooth decay.