The Causes of Bad Breath

Everyone has experienced sitting by or talking to someone who has less than pleasant smelling breath. We all have a bit of a phobia about being that person. To get rid of bad breath, we need to understand its causes and take preventative measures. This article from Everyday Health can help you understand what causes bad breath and how you can eradicate it.
If you’re constantly popping mints or chewing gum to cover up bad breath, you’re not alone. One in four Americans has halitosis and is cursed with smelly breath.

Why? Most cases of halitosis are caused by improper dental hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth after every meal, bits of food that get stuck in your teeth and gums and on your tongue will begin to decay and emit foul odors.

An unclean mouth also means that bacteria can grow, potentially leading to gum disease, which is also one of the causes of bad breath. In addition, certain foods and drink are more likely to cause bad breath, including:

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Cheese
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