Written by Gaby

What to do against bad breath?

It's one of your biggest nightmares if you want to appear well-groomed: bad breath. You can often notice it yourself, by a bad taste in your mouth, but you're not always conscious of it. Bad breath doesn't necessarily have to be caused by bad oral hygiene, but you can do something about it. I'll tell you what.

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, usually starts in your mouth. It could only last a short while: if you've just smoked, for example, or if you've eaten garlic. It could also last longer. In that case, there are 4 different causes:

  • Bacteria Whatever you eat or drink, something will always stay behind in your mouth. The bacteria in these remains convert food remains into sulfur, which causes a bad smell.

  • Dry mouth Saliva has an antibacterial function. When your mouth is dry, there isn't enough saliva, so bacteria can thrive.

  • Gum inflammation

If you suffer from oral inflammation, like gingivitis or paradontitis, chances are your breath will smell.

  • Tongue

Your tongue is a large gathering place for bacteria. Your tongue has grooves, where sulfur-producing bacteria thrive. Do you ever have a white or yellow layer on your tongue? That's those bacteria.

How do you remove bacteria from your tongue?

With a tongue scraper, you can comfortably remove bacteria that cause bad smell from your tongue. You can click this tongue scraper on the handle, and, if combined with antibacterial tongue spray, you'll kill all bacteria and scrape them off your tongue in one go.

Toothbrushes from the best category also feature a special brush mode for tongue cleaning. In this mode, the handle will vibrate even faster, so you can clean your tongue faster.

Want to know more? Ask your dentist.

If you suffer from bad breath and want more information, consult your dentist. Your dentist can answer all your questions and advise you on possible treatment.

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