“Certainly bad breath can ruin relationships,” John Woodall, DDS, a dentist with Woodall and McNeill in Raleigh, N.C., tells WebMD.
Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix. What helps: Good oral hygiene, regular visits to your dentist, and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors (such as some medications, diets, and foods) that could make your breath less than pleasant.
Do You Have Bad Breath?
Bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off noxious odors or gases that smell like sulfur — or worse.
Everybody has nasty breath at some point, like when you get out of bed in the morning.
“If your floss smells or there is blood on it, then there are foul odors in your mouth,” Woodall says. CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 2