Many people suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis. Bad breath is something you do not want to be known for, and typically finding the cause is easy. If you suffer from bad breath but also brush, floss, or gargle each day the cause may not be obvious. Taking the time to figure out the underlying problem that may be causing your bad breath is important, and finding a cure can be simple. Don’t kill people with your breath! Save their nose. Bad breath is sometimes a sign of an underlying condition.

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There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as realizing that you have bad breath. Whether you had just a bit too much garlic for lunch or you ran out the door without brushing your teeth, bad breath is a cloud that hangs over you for the whole day.

And as we start to head into the waning days of mask-wearing, conversing with friends and coworkers can be nerve-wracking if you’re also worried about whether they can smell your coffee breath. Even those of us who are diligent about our oral hygiene can suffer from halitosis.

But exactly what causes bad breath is more complicated than you might think.

What Causes Bad Breath

There are many reasons you may struggle with halitosis, but some of the most common bad breath causes include:

Poor dental hygiene habits

Low-carb diets:

Dry mouth:

Dehydration:

Not removing dentures at night and cleaning them properly:

Acid reflux:

Tonsil stones:

Tobacco use resulting in “smokers’ breath”:

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

If you’re embarrassed by bad breath, there are plenty of ways to remedy the situation. Here are a few simple ways to turn that bad breath into minty freshness:

Bad breath is sometimes a sign of an underlying condition. If you’ve tried every fix on this list and still struggle with halitosis, schedule a check-up with your dentist to find out the next steps you should take to get your bad breath under control.

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