What Causes Bad
Before I started
doing some research into what causes bad breath, I used to
think that the reason my breath smelt so foul was because of
the foods I'd been eating, or maybe I just hadn't given my
teeth a good enough brushing.
Whilst there are a
small percentage of cases where bad breath is caused by an
underlying health problem, an estimated
90% of halitosis is as a result
of common bacteria that we all have in our mouths.
But before you
rush out and try to find a cure to obliterate these bacteria -
We do actually need
these bacteria. In regular amounts they present no problems -
it's only when there are excessive levels of them that problems
So Just Why Do
We Need These Bad Breath Bacteria?
These bacteria - which
live in between the fibers of our tongues, under our gums, in
between our teeth, and in our throats - play an important role
in our bodies' digestive processes.
responsible for breaking down the proteins in the foods we eat.
And they also help our bodies to digest dead cells in our
mouths and diseased oral tissue.
How Do These
Bacteria Cause Bad Breath?
When these bacteria
come into contact with certain amino acids found in proteins,
sulphur compounds are released from the back of our tongues and
Normally you wouldn't
notice these sulphur compounds, but if you have large amounts of bacteria then the smells
can be pretty unbearable.
And that's hardly
surprising given that these sulphur compounds are among
those that smell like rotten eggs, sweaty armpits, rotten
cabbage and skunk oil - phew!!
Don't Despair -
It IS Possible To Keep These Bacteria In
Knowing exactly what
causes bad breath is the key to overcoming it once and for
And the good news is
that if you suffer from halitosis, and have done even for a
number of years, there are a number of simple steps you can
take which can cure bad breath for good and help you regain
When I was looking for
a bad breath cure for myself, I came across a report online
Bad Breath Cure Revealed.
It's written by a guy
who himself suffered from bad breath for nearly 10 years. In it
he identifies these bacteria as the main cause of halitosis,
and he talks you step-by-step through some of the things you
can do to help keep these bacteria in check.
Of course, you should
always consult your own doctor or dentist in the first instance
to rule out any medical cause of your halitosis. But if indeed
it turns out that these bacteria are what causes bad breath in
your own case, you might find the above report
The testimonials from
many delighted former bad breath sufferors suggests that
it really can help you cure your problem and look forward to a
sweeter smelling mouth - permanently.