Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem and affects most people to some degree at some point in their life, though for some people it can cause them problems.
Unfortunately, the person with bad breath is unaware of their problem and it is the people around them that notice it.
Most bad breath originates in the mouth. It can often be caused by odorous food that is eaten (e.g. garlic).
Ongoing bad breathe is often caused by growth of certain bacteria in the oral cavity, between teeth and in pits on the back of the tongue. These bacteria break down food particles, malodorous sulphur gases are formed and these cause bad breath in the exhaled air.
If you have a continuous problem with bad breath, you should get it checked with your dentist to ensure you do not have an infection.
There are many breath fresheners available to freshen breath. Many of these work by masking the smell and have a pleasant smell themselves.
Other breath fresheners, such as CB12 neutralise and prevent the origin of gases in the mouth.