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Happy Valentine’s day! Love is in the air!! But sadly for millions of Canadians, so is embarrassing bad breath. Before smooching your valentine, follow this great tips to stop bad breath once and for all.
“In many cases, patients aren’t aware that they have a bad breath problem,” says Academy of General Dentistry Spokesperson Guy Hanson, DDS, MAGD. “The odour, which originates in the gums and tongue, is caused by the bacteria in our mouths. Stress, dieting, age, hormonal changes, and dry mouth can exacerbate the issue.”
Dr. Hanson offers the following three tips for maintaining fresh breath.
“Bad breath can have a significant impact, both personally and socially, on those who suffer from it,” Dr. Hanson says. “If your bad breath persists, your dentist can help you determine the source of the odour and offer helpful solutions.”