Did you know that half of adults at some point in their lives suffer from bad breath? Inconsistent brushing is the biggest cause of bad breath. Bacteria feed off of food particles left in your mouth, and over time, cause bad breath. When brushing, remember to also remove food particles from your tongue, as this is a big sourceĀ of smelly breath. Certain medications can cause dry mouth – another cause of bad breath. Try drinking more water and chewing sugar-free gum to alleviate your dry mouth. Other, more serious problems such as diabetes, liver and kidney diseases, tonsil stones, and sinus or lung infections are additional causes of bad breath. If you practice good oral hygiene but still have a problem, contact your dentist or physician to discuss possible solutions for your bad breath.

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