What causes bad breath?

On 7 Apr 2013    

According to dental studies, about 85% of people with persistent bad breath also known as halitosis have a dental condition that is to blame. These conditions could be one or more of the following:
  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Oral cancer
  • Dry Mouth (xerostomia)
  • Bacteria on the tongue If bad breath is the cause of a dental condition, mouthwash will only mask the odour and not cure it. If you suffer from chronic bad breath, you should visit your dentist first, to rule out any dental problems. Seven key ways to prevent bad breathe are, brushing twice a day, flossing daily, regular dental check ups, using a mouth rinse, brushing your tongue, avoiding tobacco and drinking water.