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Have you noticed a bad smell in your face mask? 

2020 will be the year we remember forever; with the arrival of the global pandemic came the appearance of the most worn item on our bodies. Face masks.

Face masks are effective for covering your nose and mouth and lessen your chance of contracting the virus, and as a bonus, they come in a variety of colours and designs! But have you ever noticed a foul smell emanating from your face mask? Closeup wants to help you identify that smell and what you can do to combat it.


What is the bad smell coming from your face mask?

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Dr Navarro, Dental Director at Floe, says: “Face masks themselves don’t make your breath smell. They just make us more aware of our bad breath”. According to Dr Navarro, the cause for the odorous smell in your mask is known as halitosis-which is an unpleasant odour in exhaled breath. Unfortunately, that unpleasant odour could be from your breath, which then settles in your face mask. This can be embarrassing; luckily, no one will have to get too close to us due to social distancing.


How to combat bad breath and get rid of the bad smell in your face mask:


It is vital to floss every morning and at night especially before bedtime; half of your teeth’s surface is inaccessible to your toothbrush. The tight gaps between your teeth are where bacteria and food build-up. Flossing can help clear all of this up. Floss often, and you will have fresh breath in no time!


Brush your teeth three times a day

It is essential that you strictly brush your teeth three times a day to maintain healthy teeth, gums, and fresh breath. Closeup Triple Fresh Formula Anti-Germ Gel Toothpaste Red Hot is infused with active zinc that fights up to 99% germs. So, kiss goodbye to bad breath and say hello to longer-lasting fresh breath.


Change your toothbrush every three months

A new toothbrush every three months is necessary. Worn out toothbrush bristles do not clean as effectively, which in turn leads to bad breath. The sole purpose of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque, and a worn-out toothbrush does not do it. Invest in a new toothbrush every three months, and you will immediately notice the difference in your breath. Check out the Closeup toothpaste range to eliminate bad breath.

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