How do you get bad breath?

How does halitosis occur?

  • Other suspects include certain prescription drugs, a chronically dry mouth or too many cups of coffee.

Just how bad is your breath?

To find out, perform a ‘sniff test’ on dental floss after you have pulled it gently between your teeth–but make sure you choose only an unwaxed and unflavoured variety. Another alternative is rubbing a face washer across the tongue and smelling it. If you are worried about your breath, talk to your dentist or hygienist. They will also be able to advise you on mouth hygiene and will check to see whether gum disease or poor mouth hygiene are likely causes. You can also try some of our .