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Toronto ON M3H 3S3
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Top 5 Causes of Bad Breath

1. A dirty mouth

90% of mouth odors come from mouth itself—either from the food you eat or bacteria that’s already there. Mouth odor is like any other body odor—the result of microbes living in the body giving off byproducts. In the mouth, this means bacteria that normally live in the mouth interact with food particles, blood, tissue, etc., to create volatile (i.e., stinky) sulfur compounds. If you don’t clean properly, the bacteria builds up, thus causes bad breath.

Treatment: Keep it clean.

Gum, breath mints, mouthwash… these are all helpful stopgaps, but they won’t cure bad breath. The way to get rid of bad breath for most of us is to brush, floss and tongue scrape twice a day. Yes, for fresh breath, the key is tongue scraping.