If you believe you have bad breath, first get help from a relative to confirm the existence of this issue. Remember that most people may have bad breath in the morning on an empty stomach.
Most of the causes of bad breath (90%) originate from the mouth, but a small portion (10%) are caused by the digestive and respiratory systems.
Frequent drinking of water by those with dry mouth, not using drugs that can cause dry mouth, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol and smelly foods, chewing cloves and sugarless gum after meals can reduce bad breath.
Maintaining oral hygiene generally provides good results in many cases of halitosis. For adequate oral hygiene, teeth should be brushed 3 times a day after meals and dental floss should be used if necessary.
In addition, it may be useful to clean the back of the tongue once a day using a toothbrush. It is also necessary to have dental caries, calculus and plaque and gum diseases treated by consulting a dentist to get rid of bad breath.
Smokers need to quit smoking. There are those who recommend washing the mouth with antibacterial mouthwashes, but sometimes they can cause damage to the oral mucosa and tongue due to the alcohol they contain.
It can be recommended to be used once a day, before going to bed. Probiotic mouthwashes can be recommended, which allow the growth of bacteria that do not cause odor in the oral flora.
When there is no oral hygiene and dental problem, the upper respiratory tract should be checked by consulting an otolaryngologist, and if there is a problem, it should be treated. If the problem persists despite this, it may be necessary to consult a digestive and respiratory system specialist.
A practical tip: After gargling with half a teacup of lemon juice a few times, eat a few spoons of yogurt that is not too sweet and leave it for 45 minutes. An application in the form of brushing the teeth afterward can cure bad breath for a while.