Bad breath - we’ve all had it before. And considering the link between bad breath and gum disease, it makes sense to get to the bottom of the issue.
First thing’s first...
What causes bad breath?
Lifestyle choices can influence breath, like diet, alcohol and smoking. Illnesses such as diabetes, sinus infections or allergies, can also contribute. However, a staggering 80% of bad breath comes from within the mouth.
A major cause is bacteria that thrive on the tongue, as well as on and between teeth. This is why quick fixes, like gum or mints, only act as short term bad breath remedies as you have to remove bacteria to beat bad breath.
Want to know how to get rid of bad breath long-term? Working on your oral hygiene routine is a great place to start.