Up to 50% of people will experience bad breath, also referred to as halitosis, during their lifetime. While bad breath can range from mild to severe, the good news is that treating and curing bad breath is possible, and in most cases it can be done from home. In some severe cases where halitosis has not been treated, a dentist may need to intervene, as it can be a sign of tooth decay or infection. But, in most instances, preventing, treating and curing bad breath is a relatively simple and achievable goal to achieve. The first step is to address the cause of the bad breath and then treat those causes to target and alleviate halitosis. 

Cure For Bad Breath


One of the simplest and most effective ways to treat and curing bad breath is by ensuring you instill a regular, effective oral care routine. Brushing teeth and gums twice daily for 2 minutes each time is essential, and we recommend using a Sonic Toothbrush to ensure deep cleaning is achieved and oxygen is delivered to even the most difficult to reach areas of the mouth, where regular brushing cannot. 

Active Ingredients 

The toothpaste you use to cure bad breath matters. Always use a formulation that is clean and uses clinically proven, active ingredients that will work to target your oral care concerns. Active ingredients like Fluoride and Chlorhexidine work to protect tooth and gum health and will help to prevent and cure halitosis. 


Many people struggle to incorporate flossing into their daily oral care routine, but when it comes to curing bad breath, it is essential. Flossing helps to remove plaque and food particles lodged between the teeth and gums which can cause bad breath. Use a dental floss that has been dipped in active ingredients, or try a Water Flosser for an easy, effective way to floss everyday. 


Using an alcohol-free, active ingredient infused mouthwash will help to cure bad breath. Mouthwash supports the work of brushing and flossing by protecting overall gum and tooth health and strengthening tooth enamel. 

Avoid Nicotine Use 

Smoking is one of the main causes of halitosis or bad breath. Smoking can lead to gum disease which can, in turn, result in bad breath. Smoking also dries out the mouth which can affect the smell of breath. By avoiding smoking and nicotine, you can prevent and cure bad breath. 

Other Dietary Causes to Avoid 

Bad breath is often due to certain kinds of food and drink. Avoiding things like garlic, onion and alcohol to cure bad breath. 

Prescriptive Oral Care Solutions 

If you are looking to cure bad breath specifically, it is important that you don’t settle for generic oral care essentials. Always curate your oral care routine to reflect the oral health goals you want to achieve. To cure bad breath, choose a toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss that have been specifically created to target bad breath. The more prescriptive your oral care solutions are, the better results you will see in your oral health. 

Oral Care Education

At Spotlight, our goal is to educate you on your oral health, help you to identify your oral health goals and then achieve them by using our prescriptive oral care solutions. Your oral health needs are as individual as you, so don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all oral care routine. Our clean, clinically proven, active ingredient infused formulations have been created specifically to treat your oral care concerns and we are on-hand to make sure you get the most from your smile.

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