Bad Breath

Bad breath (halitosis) is a very common issue that can often be treated at home and is not severe. Bad breath can be a side-effect of consuming certain food or drinks, poor oral hygiene or in very rare cases, an indication of a more serious condition such as liver failure. Unfortunately, there are also many cases where it is difficult to attribute it to anything in particular. Regardless of the cause, it is considered to be socially unpleasant and can lead to anxiety or self-confidence issues, which creates a growing demand for bad breath cures.

Bad breath treatment products include mouthwashes, gels, sprays and chewing gums, all of which can be found below, including cures for bad breath from well-known dental brands including Colgate and Listerine.


How to get rid of bad breath?
There are various ways you can get rid of bad breath yourself at home. Below we have added tips on how to improve your breath.

- Practise good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes as well as flossing daily to remove food particles and plaque. The build-up of food and plaque contributes to bad breath.
- Use mouthwash: Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath. Look for mouthwashes that contain antibacterial ingredients like chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth moist and help wash away food particles and bacteria.
- Avoid certain foods: Limit consumption of foods with strong odours, such as onions, garlic, and spicy foods, as they can contribute to bad breath.
- Quit smoking: Smoking not only contributes to bad breath but also increases the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues. Quitting smoking can significantly improve the smell of your breath and benefit your overall health.
- Visit your dentist regularly: Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain good oral health and address any underlying dental problems, such as gum disease or tooth decay, that may contribute to bad breath.

If bad breath persists, you can consult with a healthcare professional to rule out any underlying medical conditions that might be causing the problem.