Why Does My Breath Smell?

There are many reasons why you may have bad breath, or "halitosis": Some are caused by odours produced by bacteria that live in the mouth. If there is an imbalance and the "bad" bacteria dominate the "good" bacteria, then this can cause halitosis. This, if left unchecked is a big cause of gum disease. Food may get stuck in various places in the mouth which can rot and cause smells. Mouth breathers dehydrate their oral tissues and change the balance of bacteria so can have bad breath. Diet, stomach issues and upper respiratory tract infections - all can contribute to bad breath.

There are 3 places in the mouth that this stinky bacteria can live:

1) Teeth

2) Gums

3) Tongue

Brushing, Flossing and Tongue Cleaning can help remove bacteria, plaque and food debris around your mouth that contribute to bad breath. You can improve the health of your mouth by using a Bamboo Buddy Hygiene Pack, and remember to see your dentist regularly!