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Things You May Not have realized could be causing your bad breath

Tongue

Bacteria on the tongue is the most prevalent cause of bad breath. Clean your tongue with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper. Scrapers will have a marginally higher efficiency. Avoid brittle plastic and metal items that could break or be sharp.

Heartburn or Acid Reflux

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a common digestive disorder that manifests itself in two ways. It's likely that your bad breath is caused by undigested food or postnasal drip caused by stomach acid irritation. Seek medical help if you suffer from frequent heartburn.

Influenza Virus

As if respiratory ailments such as colds and bronchitis weren't horrible enough, they can also lead to poor breath. This is because odor-causing bacteria love to feed on mucous (yeah, it's horrible). When your nose is blocked, you're more likely to breathe through your mouth, which might cause your mouth to dry up.

Happy Hour

A night out drinking beer with pals could leave you with more than just a hangover. Despite being a liquid, alcohol can dry out your mouth, promoting the growth of bacteria that cause halitosis, the medical term for bad breath. This can be caused by caffeine-containing beverages, spicy foods, and cigarettes. A dry mouth, caused by a lack of saliva production while sleeping, causes morning breath.

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