Bad breath is usually the result of poor dental hygiene in general but can also be a symptom of gum disease, tooth decay or even indigestion. In order to ensure minty fresh breath it is important to take good care of your teeth and mouth and to treat any underlying causes.
Bad breath can affect more in our life than we realise. The most obvious aspect of life affected by bad breath is of course intimacy. But bad breath can also influence how we feel about ourselves and have a hugely negative impact on self esteem. There can be many causes of bad breath, so it is important to understand and eliminate the cause to cure the problem completely.
If you do not take care of your teeth well, start doing so immediately. Chewing gum and using mouth wash may be quick fixes but nothing can replace thorough cleaning of teeth every day. Unclean teeth retain food particles which continue to rot inside the mouth, causing foul breath. There is simply no alternative to brushing and flossing.
Indigestion is an important cause of bad breath. Undigested food can result in regurgitation and gas which can cause unpleasant breath. Regular exercise can aid digestion and get rid of gas; this can help you eliminate stomach related causes for bad breath.
Maintain good oral hygiene as well as good overall health. If the problem still persists, see a dentist and find out the root cause of the problem.