If you have bad breath, you’re not alone. Bad breath, sometimes called halitosis, is a common problem that can affect people of any age. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to deal with it.
This usually happens when your mouth doesn’t have enough space for all your teeth to grow through.
If bad breath persists, it’s important to see your dentist. They can find out what’s causing it, give you advice on how to manage it or offer treatment if needed.
What is bad breath?
Bad breath is an unpleasant odour or taste in the mouth, caused by a build-up of plaque or bacteria.
What causes bad breath?
Several things can lead to bad breath. One of the main causes is poor oral hygiene . If you don’t look after your mouth properly, bacteria and food can build up around your teeth and gums.
Other causes include gum disease, smoking and eating strong-smelling foods. Some types of medicines and health conditions such as dry mouth, diabetes, infections and stomach problems can also cause bad breath.
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