Daily tooth brushing and flossing are the most important actions you can take to ward off bad breath. If you neglect to brush and floss daily, food particles can linger in your mouth, causing bad breath. So, it's recommended to brush twice a day for at least two minutes.
Today, flossing has become an integral part of daily oral care and the Oral Hygienists Association of South Africa (OHASA) recommends flossing at least once a day. Correct flossing after each meal consistently cuts down on plaque, germs and odour-causing food particles. Flossing helps stop periodontal disease as well, which is another cause of bad breath.