Halitosis is certainly something that all of us would like to do without. Unfortunately, it happens from time to time and it can be very difficult for us to recognize in ourselves. The reason why this is the case is because the receptors that are in the nose which recognize odor often become used to the smell that is coming from our mouth before we are able to recognize it. That is why prevention is often the best way for you to make sure that you're not dealing with bad breath and even if you already have it, the same methods can often get rid of it.
The easiest way for you to be able to get rid of halitosis is by taking care of your oral hygiene properly. Most of us brush our teeth in the morning but how often do we brush our teeth during the day? Even though it may be a little bit inconvenient at times, you would be surprised with how a creative person is able to sneak in a few more times of brushing their teeth during the day. Even if you're only able to brush with a dry toothbrush, that still will loosen up much of the bacteria that is clinging to your teeth.
You should also make sure that you are paying attention to what is in between your teeth by flossing regularly. This will help to dislodge any food particles that may exist and not only reduce your halitosis, but reduce your risk of tooth decay you as well.
If good oral hygiene does not take care of the problem, you need to look for what is causing the problem in order to be able to cure it. You can cover over the scent to a certain extent with mints and chewing gum but this is never going to cure your halitosis altogether. Problems that are at the root of halitosis can include such things as kidney problems, infections in the lung and sinuses and bacteria on the back of the tongue where your toothbrush cannot reach.
Once you discover what is at the root of the problem, you can go about curing it from there. Instead of simply masking over the symptom of halitosis, you will be able to effectively get rid of the problem and to keep it from being a problem any longer.