Everyone has smelly breath from time to time, whether it’s from morning breath or the heaps of garlic you consumed at lunch, bad breath happens. But if you’re experiencing bad breath all the time, there may be another reason for it. Let us help you get to the bottom of your bad breath mystery!
Neglecting your tongue
when brushing, your teeth always seem to be the star of the show. However, it is important to take care of your tongue every day too! Bacteria thrive in your mouth, especially on your tongue, which can cause bad breath. So, pick up a tongue scraper at your local pharmacy or just use your toothbrush to get your mouth nice and clean!
You may have a cavity
Some cavities are painful and sensitive but others go completely unnoticed. Untreated cavities can lead to bad breath due to the rotting tooth admitting an odor. To prevent this from happening, brush and floss twice a day and see your dentist regularly!
You have an infection
infections in the mouth are coated with tons of bacteria, and that bacteria can emit an unpleasant odor. More of a reason to keep up with your regular dental visits
Some medications have dry mouth listed as a side effect. Dry mouths are prone to bacteria build-up which in turn leads to bad breath. If you’re on medication with a mouth drying side effect make sure you’re drinking a lot of water!
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