Bad Breath

Why You Might Have Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis as your dentist may call it doesn’t have one single cause. Instead, it can be one of several things. If you’re starting to notice that your breath doesn’t have a particularly pleasant odour, then it’s time to narrow down the options and find out why. These possibilities below may be worth investigating


Think back to your diet and the foods you eat the most often. Do garlic and onion form a significant part of it? Any ingredients with strong odours will end up dancing around on your palate for some time, with mouthwash, brushing, and flossing, only masking it temporarily. You will have to wait until the food passes through your body until your bad breath stops being a problem. Alternatively, you can cut such food out of your diet.

Poor Oral Health Regime

When you go to the dentist, they know whether you have been flossing and brushing your teeth regularly. When you don’t, bacteria grows between your teeth, on your tongue, and in your gums. Food particles also stay in your mouth. This combination causes bad breath. If you’re a smoker, it’s bad for your oral health and your breath too. What’s more, bad breath can be a sign of early gum disease.

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