The toxins produced by bacteria in the mouth usually cause bad breath. Bacteria stick to your teeth and produce acids that cause decay as well as smells. Some of the contributing factors to bad breath are diet, dry mouth, untreated periodontal (gum) disease, medications, and alcohol. Below are just some of the ways to improve your breath.
- Have your teeth professionally cleaned
- Brush and floss your teeth daily
- Use of a tongue scrapper
- Use of xylitol products such as chewing gum