Bad Breath or Halitosis simply means a smelly mouth. Halitosis is caused by a host of factors; from the food you eat, to the way you care for your mouth. Garlic, onion, alcohol and nicotine are examples of foods that can cause bad breath (temporarily). Other causes include poor oral hygiene, gum diseases, cavities, uncontrolled diabetes, dry mouth, sore throat, coated tongue, etc.
So how can you prevent or even cure bad breath? Well, you may find the following useful…
* Drink plenty of water and swish cool water around your mouth. This is especially helpful to freshen “morning breath.”
* Brush after every meal and floss, preferably twice a day.
* Replace your toothbrush every two to three months. This is because gems build up in toothbrushes over time.
* Arrange regular dental checkups and cleanings.