There is nothing worse than talking to someone with bad breath- do you tell them and how do you tell them and if you don’t, are you so sure that you don’t suffer from the problem as well? The thing is, bad breath can ruin you a work and on a social level too in central Leeds, but finding the cause of it isn’t so easy and may come down to a process of elimination- you will need to get the dentist on your side here. The first thing to look at is your oral hygiene and the state of your mouth; bad breath can stem from gum disease or tooth decay- a direct result of poor hygiene. These need to be addressed, you may need treatment from your dentist and then ‘up’ the brushing and flossing each day- that goes for your tongue too, as this is often the cause of bad breath: change your products and include herbal options as well. Then you need to look at your habits and your diet. Smoking and excessive drinking are not friends of a healthy mouth, nor is a poor diet as this will affect your immune system and reduce saliva levels. Once you have given these options a good run for a month, yet still the problem persists, it indicates that the problem is internal, possibly gastric. To overcome this, you will need to run a series of tests with your doctor to get to the bottom of it as generally, bad breath caused by something internal is quite serious.