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Dear Cara

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

Dear An­gela

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.

Oral­hy­giene

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

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