I’ve got whiffy whiffybreath! breath!
I’m really embarrassed to admit that I suffer from halitosis. I’m up-to-date with my dentist’s appointments, I clean my teeth twice a day and gargle with mouthwash, and I don’t smoke, but my breath smells. I avoid kissing my partner, and I am really self-conscious. I haven’t been to the doctor as I don’t want to waste their time! Is there anything you could advise? Angela, Devon
Halitosis can be so embarrassing. As you say, it can undermine your confidence and cause you to distance yourself from your nearest and dearest!
I note that you appear to be following a good oral hygiene regime. I’m assuming that your dentist has ruled out gum disease, which is caused when plaque builds up around the teeth and gums.
You mention using mouthwash but it needs to be an antibacterial one. You should brush your tongue along with your teeth and gums after food.
Garlic and very spicy foods can cause bad breath, so avoid these. Chewing gum will stimulate the production of saliva, which helps