Foul-smelling breath, is usually caused by the breakdown of food. Other culprits include poor dental hygiene, dry mouth, infection, tobacco usage and severe dieting.


There are many causes of bad breath, which include:

·        Food particles from stinky foods like garlic and onions

·        Smoking

·        Respiratory Infections

·        Acid Reflux

  • If you notice that your breath seems stale after your morning break, it could be the result of your daily rituals. Both coffee and cigarettes are known causes of bad breath. The actual smells introduced to your mouth from coffee and cigarettes can cause unpleasant odors. Cigarettes also encourage the growth of foul-smelling bacteria in your mouth.

  • Has it been a while since your last visit to the dentist? Your bad breath may be caused by dental health issues, not by stinky food. When you suffer from problems such as an abscessed tooth, gum disease, cavities and bad oral hygiene, your breath may be the first symptom you notice. That's because dental issues usually involve unpleasant-smelling bacteria.

  • Bacteria that affect your teeth and gums. That's also why it is important to brush twice daily with an oral health product. Regular checkups also help. The check-ups allow your dentist to address possible problems before they become serious issues.

  • If you've had a bad cold or sinusitis recently, your breath could suffer. The infection could lead to a foul smell from the throat, which is often mistaken for typical bad breath. If you have bad breath accompanied by a sore throat, swollen tonsils or phlegm and discharge from the throat or sinuses, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics instead of mouthwash.

Digestive Problems

When spicy foods leave you up all night with heartburn, it could be one of the causes of bad breath as well. Typically, your stomach acids help break down food and push it through your intestines. The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse states that gastro esophageal reflux (GER) occurs when your stomach contents flow backup into your esophagus. Not only is it painful, but it can cause a smelly gas to come out of your mouth: Bad breath.

Food Particles

Food particles, such as those left over from the fish or garlic bread you just ate, can lead to bad breath. Food particles may become wedged between teeth and gums and leave behind an odor after you've finished eating. Chewing sugarless gum, sucking on a sugarless candy or a mouth wash can rid your mouth of particles and give you fresh breath on the go.

Bad breath can affect anyone,anywhere. Understanding the causes of that smell will help you make lifestyle and behavioral changes that will banish bad breath once and for all.