Bad breath can be a very embarrassing problem and although it is rather obvious among others, it can hard to recognise in ourselves.
However, even if you do have it, it is not very common for your friends or relatives to let you know you do, as they are afraid they might hurt your feelings.
Click here for five things to prevent bad breath.
The main causes of bad breath amongst Briton’s
The problem is statistically more common among men than among women and it is often the result of letting your mouth dry out during the day.
Poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay, however, are among the most common reasons for the issue.
When the oral cavity is not properly cleaned, bacteria that cause plaque start to rot, causing an unpleasant smell.
Problems with your gums are also a strong indication that you probably have a bad breath, too; if your gums are swollen and bleeding, this means you have gum disease and bad breath is one of the most common symptoms. Find out more.
Dealing with bad breath
Here are some ideas on how can you deal with bad breath, according to the Daily Telegraph. Firstly, make sure you brush your teeth and clean tour tongue and cheeks at least twice a day.
Flossing is also crucial to get rid of the tiny food particles that your toothbrush cannot reach. See: Treatments for bad breath.
Visiting your dentist twice a year could also prevent bad breath, as gum disease and tooth decay will be treated by your dentist before they become a serious problem. Last, but not least, make sure you drink plenty of water during the day.
Our cosmetic dentists in Kensington and Hertfordshire can help you to achieve fresh breath for a more confident you.