Smelling out of your mouth is not caused by what we eat, but by factors in the mouth itself.
To find out if you have bad breath, you need others. You may have held your hand over your mouth and tried to sniff the smell of your breath through your hand. As a result, you do not smoke anything. Your own scent is so familiar that you cannot distinguish it.
The biggest letdown
(Future) love partners experience unpleasant breath as the biggest letdown, research shows. Certainly with a first date it is a reason to drop out. From a social point of view, for your self-confidence, but also because of your health, it is important to combat bad breath. If you smell from your mouth, it often indicates problems with your teeth. And bad teeth have consequences for your overall health.
The state of your teeth can give you an indication of your breath. In ninety percent of the cases, bad breath is caused by bacteria in your mouth. And unfortunately you cannot simply get rid of those bacteria with a sip of mouthwash. That just helps. For a breath that is fresh and stays fresh, you cannot escape thorough cleaning work.
Many people often have inflamed gums without even knowing it. This is due to bacteria and food scraps that nestle between the teeth and gums. With the help of proteins from food, these bacteria make dirty smelling sulfur compounds. Poor brushing, flossing and dental plaque and food remover can not be removed with a toothpick, gum inflammation (gingivitis) can easily occur. With bad breath as one of the unpleasant consequences.
A foul mouth odor can also come from your tongue. A white-yellow deposit can settle on the rear, rough part of the tongue. This is where bacteria that break down waste collect. This creates a foul odor. By using a tongue scraper daily, you can remove the attack. The best time to do this is just before you go to bed. This way the bacteria don’t get the chance to go all night. Tongs scrapers can be purchased at the drugstore or pharmacy.
Help your saliva
Your saliva keeps the bacteria in your mouth under control. Most of us produce enough healthy saliva to kill and remove excess bacteria. To maintain saliva production, it is important that you drink enough (water) every day.
The above solutions do not help?
In some cases bad breath can be caused from the nasal cavity, for example if you often have a cold. A much rarer cause are problems with your intestines, stomach or lungs. A throat infection or inflamed throat tonsils can also cause an unpleasant breath. If your dentist has not been able to find a cause in your mouth, it is an idea to go to the doctor and have it investigated where the potential problem is.