Halitosis breath is simply bad breath or offensive breath, and basically derives from two areas of the body, namely the oral cavity (mouth) or the lungs. It is very important to find the cause of Bad Breath.

If it’s the oral cavity that’s giving offensive breath it will be for one of three reasons:

1.    deposits of plaque and decaying food on or between the teeth,
2.    decaying teeth and
3.    Infected gums.

If the offense is coming from the lungs it is because offensive gases have been deposited there from other parts of the body by the bloodstream.  An example would be the gases that are produced in the gastrointestinal tract.  Diabetes too, can be a derivative of offensive odors that find their way through the bloodstream to the lungs where they contaminate the breath.

However, knowing the cause of halitosis breath is one thing… it’s quite another to eliminate the embarrassment.

So very briefly, here are the steps that will:

Be certain to abide by the strictest oral hygiene disciplines.  This means thorough flossing followed by electric tooth-brushing with fluoride toothpaste after meals and before going to bed.  Period!

If you have sore and/or bleeding gums be certain to consult your dentist as soon as possible.

If your halitosis persists after having done that, it would be advisable to consult your doctor to check for the possibility that some illness or disease may be causing the problem.

In the event that there are no dental or medical problems causing the halitosis the most likely cause is some of the food you eat and/or the beverages you drink.  You will need to put in some hard yards in to a trial and error process of to determine what foods and/or drinks are the culprits.

Regardless of what is causing your halitosis there are some commercial supplementary treatments that are very effective, and you would be well advised to check them out.  In doing so make sure that the manufacturers have a high rating with the Better Business Bureau and that they provide a 100% money-back guarantee within a time-frame of 60 days or more in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with the product.

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