What is bad breath? Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is foul-smelling breath.
What causes bad breath? Bad breath (halitosis) can be caused by a number of things including poor oral hygiene, the foods you eat (garlic and onions, in particular), smoking, alcohol, gum disease, diabetes, dry mouth, sinus or throat infections and gastrointestinal issues.
Top 3 ways to treat bad breath:
- Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
- Use a tongue scraper to eliminate odour-causing bacteria on the tongue.
- Visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups.
Mouthwash for bad breath: Colgate Plax offers 24/7 bad breath control, with twice daily use.