Embarrassing Bodies talks about Bad Breath

 

We all love watching Embarrassing Bodies on C4 from behind our cushions but this Doctor from EB gives some really useful advice about bad breath and how to get rid of it. This is what they had to say:

There’s no shame in having halitosis (or bad breath, as it is more commonly known). In fact, 95% of us suffer from bad breath at some time in our lives, and one in four adults suffers from bad breath on a regular basis. A quick way to test the potency of your breath is to lick the inside of your wrist with the back of your tongue, let it dry for a few seconds, and then smell. If you subsequently find yourself recoiling in horror from a foul stench, then you should perhaps consider visiting your dental hygienist. Bad breath usually stems from poor oral hygiene (including neglecting the tongue area, which hosts the bacteria that cause bad breath). However, smoking and drinking too much alcohol can also contribute. Sprays, mints and chewing gum will only temporarily mask your bad breath, whereas improving your oral hygiene will ultimately pay-off.

This video talks about gum disease being on of the main causes of bad breath, but we know there are other causes too.  To see what other factors cause bad breath, read our article here What Causes Bad Breath and Halitosis