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Causes of Bad Breath

While bad breath can be caused by many things, one of the most common culprits is the buildup of plaque bacteria between and around your teeth. This is because as the bacteria breaks down tiny pieces of food in your mouth, it may release a gas with an unpleasant odor. Even worse, plaque bacteria can also help cause tooth decay and gum disease.


Bad Breath With Your Oral Health Care Routine

The best way to eliminate bad breath caused by plaque bacteria:

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  • Brushing twice a day is key. parodontax™ is specially formulated with stannous fluoride, making it 3x more effective at removing plaque, which is also the main cause of bleeding gums.*
  • Flossing to remove plaque and trapped food particles from difficult to reach areas between teeth.
  • Gently brushing your tongue can remove any bacteria trapped on the surface.
  • Visiting your dentist regularly to check on gum and tooth health, and for a professional cleaning to remove any stubborn deposits of plaque.

*compared to a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste after a professional cleaning and twice daily brushing

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Eating and Drinking for Fresh Breath

What you eat and drink —and what you don’t—can be a big part of having fresh breath.

  • Avoid strong-smelling foods like spices, garlic, and onions.
  • Avoid drinks such as coffee and alcohol that can temporarily make breath smell.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and to help flush away dead skin cells in the mouth that can cause bad breath.
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Smoking and Bad Breath

Smoking and chewing tobacco make breath smell bad and can stain teeth, so quit for fresher breath and whiter teeth.

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Bad Breath and Your Overall Health

Bad breath can also be caused by some medical conditions, for example, gastrointestinal, throat, or chest infections. If this is the case, then you need to seek advice from a doctor to help treat it.

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