Oral Hygiene Basics: 6 Tips, Products For A Bad Breath Solution

Tips, Products To Improve Your Oral Health Routine. Photo: Getty Images

A good oral hygiene is an important and key component of having healthy teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only help you look and feel good, they also have the essential role that makes possible for you to eat and speak properly.

For an overall well-being, a proper brushing and flossing will help stop problems before they develop, not without mention that preventing is much less painful and less expensive.

There are simple steps that each of us can follow to greatly find a successful bad breath solution, decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.

On August 6th we celebrated National Fresh Breath Day; to help your oral hygiene the makers of CloSYS have provided the following tips on how to improve your oral health routine:

  1. Schedule regular checkup at least twice per year. So many oral health issues can be prevent at much less time and cost to the patient if regular checkups are performed. Unfortunately, many still don’t know how connected the mouth is to the body in terms of other potential health risks, including oral cancer screening.
  2. While it sounds very obvious brushing twice per day at a minimum is an excellent way to protect your mouth health and potentially your overall health. Use a fluoride toothpaste. Countless studies show the overwhelming benefit for fighting cavities and general oral wellness from a fluoride toothpaste. And be sure that you understand the health and safety of all the ingredients as it can make a huge difference. But be sure to brush the proper way. Angle the brush at a 45 degree angle being sure to brush the teeth and into the gum line being careful not to brush too hard. Be sure to replace the toothbrush frequently.
  3. While the majority of the U.S. population report brushing on a regular basis the use of mouthwash is much less even though it’s just as important. Using a mouthwash helps to reach places that the brush cannot and a good mouthwash will help balance the pH in your mouth which is essential to lowering the opportunity for germ growth.
  4. Flossing is usually the one step most of us skip. Ideally flossing once a day is great but even if you could floss a few times a weeks it helps to clean the gum-line in and around each tooth. The actual concept of flossing is to create an air pocket around each tooth as germs cannot live if exposed to air. Of course removing trapped food particles is also a great reason to floss. Use of an oral irrigator (Water Pik) is another great way to reach into the gum line
  5. Watch what you eat and drink. Many foods and beverages are highly acidic which unbalance your mouth’s pH creating an environment more prone to germ growth. If you do eat or drink something acidic be sure to rinse your mouth with water afterward if you can’t reach your toothbrush and/or mouthwash. Foods and medication can also be a source for halitosis (bad breath) which is another reason to watch what you eat for optimum oral health.
  6. Take care of your mouth and you’ll be taking care of your health. It all starts at the mouth. Recent research on the “oral systemic connection” (how the mouth is connected to your overall health) shows heart disease, stroke, pre-term births, diabetes, and many more health issues are somehow linked to bad bacteria (there is good bacteria) in your mouth. So brushing twice a day may just keep the doctor away far better than the apple!


If you are interested in finding products that has the ability to eliminate the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath, and a toothpaste that not only gives you fresh breath but also whitens inside out for a radiant smile, find below two brands that might be ideal for you.

  • CloSYS

CloSYS oral health care products are unlike any other on the market. CloSYS is for those that take their health seriously and want real results without the burn, the pain or the stain that you've come to expect from regular oral care products.

CloSYS Group CloSYS, the cleanest and freshest way to make your mouth happy. Photo: Courtesy

  1. CloSYS Original Unflavored Rinse with Flavor Control and new pre-flavored Gentle Mint Rinse contain Cloralstan, a powerful yet gentle patented ingredient that kills 99.9% of the bacteria that cause bad breath, dissolve unwanted compounds, and reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth for a noticeably cleaner and fresher mouth.
  2. Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste and Fluoride-Free Toothpaste, has a unique combination of ingredients that kill the harmful bacteria that cause plaque build-up, help prevent cavities, and neutralize odor-causing compounds.
  3. Fresh Breath Oral Spray is a mint flavored oral spray, perfect to use when it is not convenient to brush, floss or rinse. It quickly refreshes and cleans your mouth and breath anytime and anywhere. The conveniently-sized mouth spray for bad breath fits perfectly in a purse or pocket, so that you can always have your CloSYS when you need it!

You can always buy CloSYS here or at other retail locations like Amazon, CVS Health, Walmart, Walgreens, and others. 

  • Colgate Optic White​

To help your natural radiance shine through all summer long, use Colgate Optic White’s latest innovation, Radiant Toothpaste by Colgate Optic White.  The formula whitens teeth inside and out to reveal your most radiant white smile.

Radiant Whitens both Inside and Out, For A Radiant™, Whiter Smile Photo: Courtesy

It has a professionally recommended whitening ingredient, hydrogen peroxide. Unlike other whitening toothpastes, Radiant whitens teeth both inside and out. It removes deep set teeth stains below the tooth’s surface for a radiant, whiter smile.

You can buy Radiant here or at other retail locations like Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.