3 Bad Breath Mistakes to Ditch This New Year
The madness of New Year’s resolutions.
Why do we put ourselves through the torture every year?
Because we all want the same thing: to feel better and more confident about ourselves.
Unfortunately, this usually involves hard-to-stick-with resolutions like swearing off sweets or exercising umpteen times a week.
Well, there’s a better way to get that confidence boost we all crave … and it has nothing to do with our bellies, buns or backsides.
We’re Talking About FRESH BREATH
Having fresh breath (not the short-lived artificial kind that comes from mints and gums – but rather the long lasting, bring-on-the-garlic-I’m-not-scared kind) makes us feel happier and more confident in our interactions each day.
This is change that’s easy. A few simple steps can get your breath in beautiful shape this year.
Is Your Current Dental Routine Giving You Bad Breath?
OK, if you only brush when there’s a full moon or there hasn’t been dental floss in your drawer since 2004, those are obvious causes of halitosis (bad breath).
But what if you think you already have a pretty good dental routine down? Well, here are a few mistakes you could be making that are giving you bad breath.
Mistake #1: Your Tongue Isn’t Getting Enough Attention
Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSCs) are the molecules that cause bad breath. They like to play hide-and-seek in the mouth. Of course, they never choose the obvious spots like, say, your two front teeth.
These sneaky little guys like to hide on the tongue, especially in the way back. All the grooves and fissures on the tongue make for the perfect hiding spot for VSCs to gather, grow and multiply.
Simply brushing the tongue isn’t enough to remove these bad breath molecules.
What You Can Do:
Use a tongue scraper (also called a tongue cleaner) specially designed to remove VSCs from the tongue. Scraping your tongue will remove 75% more bad breath molecules versus a toothbrush. Good quality tongue scrapers last for months and take just a few seconds to use.
Tip: if you’re ever in a pinch, an inverted spoon can do the trick too.
Mistake #2: Your Toothpaste is a Temporary Fix
Ever feel like your mouth tastes bad really soon after brushing? You know that if your mouth tastes bad, your breath probably isn’t much better.
Store brand toothpastes flavored with artificial mint are just a temporary fix, a MASK for fresh breath. You’ll want to use a toothpaste that actually works to NEUTRALIZE bad breath completely.
What You Can Do:
Try Oxyfresh toothpastes. No artificial mint here. These fresh breath toothpastes are flavored with natural essential oils and contain Oxygene®, the secret ingredient that dissolves odor-causing compounds, leaving you with fresh breath for hours.
Mistake #3: You’re Swishing with Alcohol-Based Mouthwash
Here’s a stinky little secret big name mouthwash companies don’t want you to know: alcohol dries out the mouth as it “kill the germs.”
Dry mouth is a leading cause of bad breath and makes even more volatile sulfur compounds form. How do you know if your mouthwash has alcohol? Well, that burning, stinging sensation when you swish is one clue. Of course, checking the label also works too.
Unhappy Hour in Your Mouth
We all know that drinking alcohol causes bad breath. Well, here’s how mouthwashes compare to those happy hour drinks.
Wine: average 12% alcohol
Beer: average 4-6% alcohol
Mouthwashes: average 22% alcohol
What You Can Do:
Make the switch to an alcohol-free mouthwash. Oxyfresh mouthwashes are the original alcohol-free mouthwashes, and the only ones to contain Oxygene®, our exclusive ingredient that quickly neutralizes volatile sulfur compounds. No dyes to stain your teeth and no artificial mint flavors!
New 3-Step Dental Routine, New Fresh Breath Confidence
Ditching those bad breath mistakes and following these 3 simple steps will make a huge difference in the freshness of your breath.
- Scrape Your Tongue
- Brush with Oxyfresh toothpaste
- Rinse with an Oxyfresh Alcohol-free Mouthwash
Look Inside Our Ultimate Fresh Breath Kit
The Ultimate Fresh Breath Kit features our most popular fresh breath products for an easy 1-2-3 Scrape-Brush-Rinse Routine.
Oolitt® Elite Tongue Scraper
This top-rated tongue scraper is 75% more effective at removing odors versus brushing alone. Gentle on the tongue and easy to use.
Lemon-Mint Power Paste (5 oz.)
You’ll love the breath-freshening benefits of this zesty toothpaste, powered by
Oxygene®, zinc, and a unique blend of essential oils. This powerful paste lasts 4
times longer than store brands because it’s super concentrated.
- Free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Low-abrasion to protect your smile
- Helps prevent dry mouth
- With xylitol to inhibit plaque buildup
- Dentist recommended
Lemon-Mint Power Rinse Mouthwash (16 oz.)
This refreshing lemon-mint mouthwash has a patented combo of Oxygene® and zinc for fresh breath protection that lasts all day. It also contains the soothing benefits of aloe to pamper your gum tissue, plus xylitol for cavity protection.
- Alcohol free = no sting, burn or dry mouth
- Dye-free for a white, bright smile
- Unique combo of essential oils, including a hint of lemon, orange, grapefruit, bergamot, lime and peppermint.
- Dentist recommended
Make a fresh start this New Year with this easy, effective Scrape-Brush-Rinse Routine. If you don’t love your fresh breath, you can have your old routine back!