The best way to maintain your fresh breath is to keep on top of your oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing twice a day and cleaning between all teeth with floss or interdental brushes, to reduce bacteria in the mouth. Other measures can be taken to maintain fresh breath throughout the day such as:
Use of mouthwash 10-15 minutes after brushing or after meal time.
Avoiding certain foods that react with bacteria in the mouth such as garlic, coffee, alcohol and dairy.
Drink lots of water throughout the day to flush unwanted bacteria and debris, and also to stay hydrated.
Use sugar-free chewing gum as this keeps the breath fresh whilst promoting saliva production.
If you find despite good oral hygiene and further measures, bad breath still persists, this could mean that there is an underlying issue. This could be due to a dental abscess, gum disease or failing restorations. Ensure to make an appointment at the practice if you have concerns regarding these.