Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by many things including the foods you eat such as garlic or onions. Bad breath can come from untreated medical issues such as diabetes, or chronic bronchitis or sinusitis among others. Smoking can also cause bad breath. Finally, bad breath may be coming from bacteria or food particles in your mouth or on your tongue that haven’t been removed through brushing and flossing.
What can I do to get rid of bad breath?
One of the simplest things you can do is make sure your mouth is clean and healthy. Brushing for two minutes in the morning and evening and flossing once a day is a great start! Remember to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and food. Have a dental cleaning to remove any bacteria that have hardened on your teeth (called calculus or tartar). If that doesn’t help, a visit to your physician to eliminate undiagnosed medical issues may be in order.