What should I do if I have bad breath?
If you have bad breath, also known as halitosis, it is important to identify the cause and determine an effective treatment since this can be an embarrassing condition. Everyone may experience it from time to time, especially in the morning.

For healthy people, the major reason for bad breath is microbial deposits on the tongue, especially at the very back. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue may reduce bad breath measurements by up to 70 percent.

Some common causes of bad breath include: use of tobacco products, what you eat, dieting, dehydration, dry mouth, infections, and certain medical conditions and illnesses.

The best way to improve bad breath is to follow a thorough oral care routine including twice-daily tooth brushing, as well as daily flossing to remove food particles and bacteria that can cause bad breath. Giving up smoking or chewing tobacco and drinking water frequently may also help. Mouthwashes only improve bad breath for the short term. If you have a chronic problem, you may need an antimicrobial rinse to keep bacteria at bay.