First lets talk about what causes bad breath?
Many things can cause bad breath, like smoking, odor causing foods (garlic), tooth decay, gum disease, dry mouth, sinus or respiratory infections, poor dental hygiene, and medications.
What can you do about bad breath?
So you believe you have bad breath or have been told you have bad breath right? Well then keep a diary of the foods you eat and medications you take. Tell your dentist next time you visit. Let him know if you have been sick or on any medications since last visit. Brush your teeth twice a day to remove any foods and plaque from your teeth. Don't forget to brush your tongue most people don't do this but it's inportant! Remove your dentures every night, clean them good before putting them back in.
What about mouthwash?
Well mouthwash is cosmetic and loaded with alcohol this may be a cause of bad breath belive it or not.
Crunchy Foods, You need to keep your mouth moist, so crunching on apples, celery, carrots, broccoli, and any fiber rich fruit or veggie is your friend to fighting halitosis. Crunchy foods also help clean out all the carbs that get stuck in your mouth from the cereals, breads and chicken...
Don't forget to follow up your meal with something crunchy!
Vitamin C, Foods rich in vitamin C like berrie, melons, citrus will help against the growth of bacteria and is also impotant for preventing gum disease and gingivitis which are both causes of halitosis.
Chew Gum, sugarless gum and only if there is nothing else around this will help keep your mouth moist and minty fresh only for a short time so make sure you keep up propper dental hygiene!