Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath is a very common problem and potentially embarrassing problem which has many different causes. Some people find that they have bad breath all the time and there may be an underlying medical cause for that, such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis or diabetes.
How To Prevent Bad Breath
Bad breath can be prevented by following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on sugary and spicy foods and drinks. As well as doing your teeth and gums, clean your tongue daily, ideally with a special tongue cleaner, and floss or use interdental brushes at least once a day. If you wear dentures, keep these clean, too, and remember to take them out at night. It’s also worth trying an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing.
Regular trips to the hygienist and frequent dental check-ups will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control, which will also help keep your breath fresh.