Reasons for Bad breath and how to get rid of it

Dental HealthBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamNov 03, 2016

Bad breath is a common problem. Many people suffer from bad breath at one time or another. The embarrassing condition makes people turn away from you. There can be a plenty of reasons that lead to bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene. Not brushing your teeth or infrequent brushing may lead to dental plaque and gum diseases that cause a bacterial buildup and a bad odour in your mouth. Consuming strong flavoured foods (such as onions and garlic), poor hydration and a dry mouth condition may also give you bad breath. Dry mouth can be a result of the use of certain medications, which can lead to bad breath. Sometimes there is a decreased flow of in mouth during sleep; hence, one can get bad breath (often referred to as morning breath). Certain systemic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, liver problems and kidney disorders can be the reason behind bad breath. Watch this video to know how to get rid of bad breath.