Help! I have bad breath; what can I do?
Many people suffer from bad breath, or halitosis. Though there is no standard treatment, bacteria-causing halitosis can be reduced by brushing or scraping the middle and back of the tongue. Tongue scrapers are easy and comfortable to use, convenient to transport and inexpensive.
In addition, the foods you eat can help or hinder your efforts to fight bad breath. Onions, garlic and other foods with strong odors can linger on your breath, so be sure to brush your teeth after consuming such foods. On the other hand, foods like crispy, fresh fruits and vegetables can step up your saliva flow and help wash away the bacteria that cause bad breath. Get more information about other ways to fight bad breath.
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