4 Bad Breath Causes You Need to Work On

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Nobody is born with bad breath, but as you do things that cause it, you will gradually notice people inching further from you when you speak. Things are even worse in the morning. How do you stop bad breath from stealing your mojo? Here are some tips.

1. Brush before bedtime. If you don’t want to wake up with an overly stinking breath, you seriously need to make brushing before bedtime a daily routine. Gargling afterwards also helps make sure that the bacteria left behind after brushing is removed.

2. Avoid sweet foods. Sweet foods cause bad breath more than anything else, which is why you will notice that your breath smells funny a few hours after eating something sweet without going for a brush. Apart from halitosis, you could also develop some cavities if you continue eating sweets and not brushing your teeth.

3. Note your allergies. Some people who have allergies tend to have bad breath as a side effect. Though this is not that common, it would still help if you ask your doctor about the possible cause of your bad breath. If it is your toothpaste, make sure that you choose something that does not contain the substance you are allergic to. And while you’re at it, you might also want to note the presence of fluoride in the toothpaste since that causes problems with the absorption of iodine.

4. Monitor your blood sugar. Elevated glucose levels affect your breath, and one good way to fight this off is by using oral products with xylitol. It is effective against bad breath by killing bacteria in the mouth. There had also been research signifying that xylitol helps keep a healthy glucose level.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax probiotics.

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