Chewing gumBad breath can be caused by many things. The most common reason is food debris and dental plaque that remain in the mouth after having a meal. Chewing gum can be a quick way to reduce the bad smell in your mouth after eating, but the effect won’t last for a long time.

To make sure that you won’t suffer from bad breath after a meal, it’s important to brush well and to floss in order to get rid of all dental plaque that can remain around and in between your teeth, as well as the plaque above the gums. It’s also important to brush your tongue because a lot of food residue can stock up there and cause a hideous smell in your mouth.

If you follow all those hygiene measures and you still have bad breath, you can consult a dentist to talk about it. You might be suffering from gum disease or dry mouth, which often cause bad breath. Also, if you have tartar around your teeth, only a dental cleaning can eliminate it.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

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