Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Bad breath in simple cases can be as a result of eating strong smelling foods, smoking or dry mouth although sometimes gum diseases and oral thrush can also give the mouth a foul smell! Bad breath is usually as a result of bacteria build up at the back of the tongue or between the teeth.
Bad breath can get embarrassing.
Bad breath/halitosis is a common problem found in a lot of people and can get worse over time if not attended to! These simple habits if adopted will help keep bad breath away:
Stimulating saliva production by chewing minty gums
Flossing and brushing in the morning and at night to get rid of trapped food particles
Cleaning the tongue after brush (when you brush, do same with the tongue)
Rinse mouth after eating especially spicy foods
Occasionally eat mint or parsley leaves
Eat fruits high in Vitamin C, apples especially help to keep the breath fresh
Drink water often
Note that frizzy drinks and foods like onions, garlic as well as coffee and alcohol can also cause bad breath! Brushing regularly is a sure way to reduce bad breath.