Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth, gums and tongue.
Sources of bad breath consist of:
Dry mouth: The saliva in your mouth helps keep your mouth clean and removes particles that cause bad breath. Remember to drink water to stay hydrated.
Food: The obvious offenders for bad smell enhancements are garlic and onions. Coffee and dairy can be added to the list as well. Remember to brush your teeth to eliminate bad breath.
Morning breath: Bacteria can multiply while you sleep. A nightly dental routine is needed to prevent having bad breath.
Lack of flossing: Clean the gaps between your teeth where bacteria often reside and multiply. Remember to floss daily!
Plaque build-ups: When you do not thoroughly brush your teeth, a soft, sticky film can form on the enamel of your teeth and along the gum line. By removing the plaque by brushing, there will be no foul smell.
Nicotine/Smoking: If you are a chronic smoker, it is highly recommended to quit smoking. The tobacco smell can linger in your mouth, stain your teeth, and create halitosis.
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