Bad Breath: The Causes And Solutions

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Is There a Cure for Halitosis?

Yes, but it depends on what is causing it. You must first determine whether it is lifestyle choices like tobacco use and diet or an actual disease that is causing the bad breath. Let’s start by addressing the former.

The most obvious way to get rid of bad breath is to simply overpower it with a less offensive scent like mint. Taking a breath mint or chewing some gum is a good quick fix solution.

Proper dental hygiene will also go a long way towards eliminating bad breath. Brush thoroughly and regularly, and floss to get rid of pieces of food lodged between the teeth and in the gums. Using mouthwash is a good option, and a tongue scraper will help get rid of bacteria accumulation on the tongue.

If you use tobacco products, seriously consider discontinuing their use. There are many health reasons to do this besides just foul breath, but better breath might be the most immediate and noticeable side effect.

Think about your diet: Do you regularly consume foods or beverages that are going to give you bad breath afterwards? You may want to lessen your intake of those particular items, or at least plan ahead and take some mints following your meal.


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In the vast majority of cases, bad breath is simply caused by not brushing, or eating certain foods. If, however, you’ve taken all the above steps and halitosis is still a problem for you, there may be a more serious condition causing it.Speak to your doctor about the problem, and he or she will help you find the right solution based on the medical condition that is causing it.


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  1. Howard

    Oct 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    A few years back I had really bad breath. I didn’t smoke, I brushed my teeth twice daily, visited my dentist every six months, and ate tons of peppermint candies, all to no good end. Then I visited a friend in another state who was a new to vegetarianism. Since I was visiting for a month, I decided to eat what they were eating, and my bad breath disappeared. Today, I eat cheese, fish, and occasionally some free range chicken, and still no bad breath. About 3 years ago I did eat half of a roast beef sandwich, and not only did I have an ache running through my intestine for the next day and a half, my bad breath came back immediately, and left just as quickly the next day. Apparently the beef putrefies (rots) in your stomach, and if the sphincter muscle between your stomach and esophagus leaks a little, “hello bad breath!”