Bad breath is a very common problem and
there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath
is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the
bacteria that coat your teeth and gums. However, strong
foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking
is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with
certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions.
Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on
the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant
smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important
to keep your breath smelling fresh.
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist
regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but
will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.
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