Most of the time, bad breath can be cured and prevented with proper oral hygiene. Follow a healthy daily dental routine – brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth once a day. Other things like drinking plenty of water, chewing sugarless gum and cutting back on caffeine may also help get your saliva flowing and boost the freshness of your breath.
If you notice your bad breath persists, check-in with your dentist. With proper cleaning and exam, your dentist can help rule out any oral health problems and advise you on the next steps, including what types of dental products to use, treatment plans to take care of cavities or gum disease or refer you to a hospital to follow up.