Dr. Jabbour's first tip is centered around what products are best to use to keep our breath smelling fresh and clean. "Use an ADA approved mouthwash," he advises. "It works to knock out bad breath because these mouthwashes contain chlorine dioxide which is extremely effective at killing the bacteria responsible for bad breath and temporarily keeping bad breath under control."
Dr. Jabbour's second tip is to steer clear of certain food items that can cause sour breath to stick around for longer. "Avoid pungent foods like garlic and onions — both of which contain sulfur and can give you bad breath for extended periods of time that is extremely difficult to get rid of," he cautions.
Finally, Dr. Jabbour reveals the most critical thing individuals can do to help keep bad breath at bay. "The most important way to prevent bad breath is to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily," he says. "This can prevent bacteria buildup and potential gum disease — which can be a source of chronic bad breath."