If you’ve got bad breath, don’t be embarrassed: it’s a common problem and is usually easy to tackle. If you’re not sure how to stop bad breath, here’s a simple guide to help you:
Bad breath starts at the back of the mouth, where sulphur-producing bacteria hide under the surface of the tongue. Poor oral hygiene, having food stuck between your teeth, gum disease and tooth decay all contribute to bad breath. Other, less common, causes include:
Either way, maintaining a good dental care routine will go a long way to keep your breath fresh – so here’s a look at how you can do just that:
Many people stop at tooth brushing, but there are a few more important steps you can take to keep your teeth and gums healthy and eliminate bad breath:
If you think you have chronic bad breath, consult your doctor, as you may be suffering from tooth decay or a medical condition. But don’t worry, bad breath is manageable, whether chronic or short-term. Follow these simple steps and you too can enjoy fresh breath and confident smiles every day.
Bacteria can hide under a thin layer of mucus in the tongue, so make sure you use a toothbrush with a tongue cleaner.
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