There are numerous causes of bad breath, however, it is definite that it develops in the oral cavity. Not only food residues that have deposited between the teeth and decompose cause bad breath but also leaking fillings and crown edges, or inflammations like in the gingival pockets may be responsible for it.
In the most cases it is caused by bacteria that settle on the back of the tongue, especially in the rear area. Water picks, chewing gum, and breath sprays suppress bad breath for a short time but do not tackle the cause. Additionally to a proper oral hygiene it is recommended to use a special tongue daily to scrape the tongue. These are available in pharmacies or drugstores. A useful support may be mouthwashes with anti-bacterial solutions but you should not take them for more than two to three weeks.
In our oral hygiene shop we provide selected products – please ask us!