Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can affect anyone at any time. While bad breath can be embarrassing and impact self esteem, the truth is that most of us will experience periods of bad breath at some point in our lives. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 50% of people experience persistent bad breath. Bad breath can range from mild to severe, but whether you've been experiencing bad breath for some time or bad breath has suddenly become and issue for you, there's no need to worry. We have all of the insight and information you need to identify and alleviate bad breath. 

Top Causes of Bad Breath 


One of the main causes of bad breath is nicotine use. Smoking dries out your mouth and is one of the leading causes of gum disease, both of which can cause halitosis. Bad breath from smoking is extremely common, and though it can be alleviated, it will continue as long as the smoking persists. 

Poor Oral Hygiene

The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. A lack of brushing or flossing can lead to bacteria that form on the teeth, gums and mouth, to react with food stuck between the teeth and around the gum line. This causes the release of a gas, and that gas causes breath to smell unpleasant. If bad breath persists, it can be a sign of gum disease or tooth decay. By brushing, flossing, maintaining a good daily oral care routine and by visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups, you can combat bad breath.

Food & Drink 

Strongly flavoured foods like garlic, onion and even alcohol can cause your breath to smell unpleasant. The good news is that this bad breath is temporary and can easily be alleviated, or you can simply avoid these foods to minimise bad breath. 

How To Stop Bad Breath

Solving bad breath starts with stepping up your oral care routine. By restoring tooth and gum health and improving your overall oral health with simple day to day habits, you can alleviate and stop bad breath in its tracks. 
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