How to deal with bad breath


Has it ever happened that you went for a movie date, and your date preferred to keep her face (or rather her nose) away from you? And yes, she didn’t bother to call you back for another tryst? Or do people keep on finding excuses to offer you a chewing gum? If yes, then it’s quite possible that you have the problem of a stinky mouth!

In spite of chewing gums and using mouth fresheners, there are some people who still cannot combat the foul smell. What are the probable causes for it, and how to fight mouth odour, know it all here:


Dirty mouth


90% of oral odour is because of the mouth itself. It can be because of improper brushing of teeth or because of unnoticed food stains on your gums. When the bacteria interact with food remains, blood or tissue in your mouth, it develops an unpleasant odour.

Gum diseases


Sometimes gum diseases can be a reason for your bad breath. Gingivitis is one of the most common gum diseases which causes swelling and bleeding of gums. Dentists say that dry mouth is one of the common causes as well.

Food that you consume


Onions, garlic, tobacco and alcohol are some of the food items that tend to already have a stink. When you consume them, your mouth tends to stink too.



Sometimes, ignoring food residue can cause stains on your teeth. If ignored for a long time, it will lead to the ugly looking tartar. Eventually, you will hesitate to give a wide grin because of this dirty stain.



If you do not have enough carbs in your body, it is likely that your mouth will stink. As fat burns, ketones build up in the body resulting in bad smell from your mouth.



Diabetes and GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) can cause bad breath. When unpleasant odour is one of the symptoms for diabetes, GERD releases toxins from liver and kidney to the lungs that are exhaled as bad breath.




Brush your teeth properly twice a day and gargle using mouth wash. Never forget to take time to check your teeth and gums in front of the mirror after brushing. It is important to know if any food stains are still clinging on to your teeth. After every meal, flush your mouth with ample water. Also, by chewing gums and keeping your mouth clean constantly you can refresh your breath.



All you can do is, take some time to brush your teeth properly. You have to reach out to all the corners of your mouth to brush clockwise as well as anti-clockwise. If the brown stain still exists, it is important for you to consult the dentist.



Drink plenty of water or liquids to ensure that your mouth remains moist to avoid bad breath.



Watch out for food items that can ruin your first kiss or a date night with its foul smell.



Make sure you consume food that is rich in carbs on a day-to-day basis.


Dentist doing procedure on young patient woman

If none of these work, it is likely that your bad breath is due to some illness. So, visit your doctor to check your health condition.

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