One in four people are thought to have bad breath. It can be an embarrassing problem.
There could be an underlying medical cause for bad breath, such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis or diabetes.
Or bad breath could be a symptom of poor dental hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing stops bacteria and bits of food getting trapped in between your teeth.
Bad breath is also caused or made worse by strong foods like garlic, onions and coffee or smoking.
Following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on certain foods and drinks will help stop bad breath. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque and tartar levels are kept under control.
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