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Beauty is not always glamorous. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. The human body often throws some downright awkward beauty hurdles at us that leave us searching for honest explanations and wondering if anyone else is experiencing them. From body odour to cold sores, no one is immune. Never fear – we have sought out solutions to common beauty taboos so you can get your mojo back in no time.
Halitosis, the medical term for chronic bad breath, is more than just “morning breath”; it is often a result of poor oral hygiene and diet, says dental surgeon Dr Deanna Nelson.
“Bad breath can usually be avoided with routine brushing and flossing, but if it is already present, gum disease or a throat infection could be at play.”
Look out for swollen gums, bleeding after flossing and general mouth tenderness, says Dr Nelson. She also recommends visiting a hygienist for a thorough cleaning to eliminate plaque and treat inflamed gums.
Diet also affects your breath, particularly those low in carbohydrates.
“Fasting and low-carb diets put your body into a state of ketosis and in turn trigger what is known as ‘keto breath’,” Dr Nelson explains.