Top 10 causes of bad breath

Bad breath is embarrassing, unpleasant and all too common, but do you really know what's causing your bad breath?

Oral hygiene

Oral hygiene

Maintaining good oral health is essential in reducing bad breath. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, harmful bacteria can attack tooth enamel, which will lead to tooth decay. Make sure you replace your toothbrush every few months, since a number of microorganisms can live in your toothbrush and infect your mouth. Visit your dentist for regularly scheduled cleanings to help keep plaque build-up to a minimum. For most people, the Canadian Dental Association recommends a check up every six months, but your dentist may suggest that you visit more or less often depending on how well you clean your teeth.

    1   ...   >>    

Related content:

Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy


Risotto Primavera

Yes, you can make creamy risotto the way they do in Italian restaurants! This risotto primavera recipe makes a delightful starter or main meal. Vegetables add vitamins A and C, and a small amount of Parmesan adds calcium, protein and a lot of flavour.


Blog: Half-marathon diaries

Best Health web editor Kat Tancock is running her first half-marathon this fall. Follow along and offer support as she blogs about reaching her goal


Trend alert: Would you get a pedicure from a fish?

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time to kick off the confines of your shoes and slip into something a little more comfortable’namely, a pair of super-cute sandals. When it comes to getting your feet sandal-ready, there’s no beating a good pedicure. But would you get a pedicure from a fish?Before visions […]