Bad Breath

At one time or another everyone has had bad breath. As we all know, bad breath can be caused by foods that we eat or beverages that we drink but can also be caused by dry mouth. Mostly, bad breath, or halitosis, is due to poor oral hygiene.

When you eat, small food particles get trapped between your teeth and in the tiny grooves and bumps of your tongue. These food particles grow bacteria that release a sulfur compound that cause your bad breath.

The good news is that in most cases, bad breath can be easily fixed. Brushing and flossing is, of course, the easiest method to combat bad breath. When you brush your teeth, make sure to also brush your tongue. This will dislodge most of those food particles and bacteria. Staying hydrated is another great way to fight bad breath that is caused by dry mouth.