Halitosis and gum disease go together in your mouth like a married couple; both love to feed of each and whilst one is destroying your mouth from the inside, the other is busy destroying your social life in Leeds on the outside. One of the major causes of the bacteria that will have started the gum disease is sugar in foods: let’s face it, there is nothing finer than chocolate and sweets in life; it is almost a ritual. However, if you do have a sweet tooth, treating the disease and quashing the smells coming out of your mouth may just come from a source that will also feed your taste for all things sweet. Research has shown that certain acids can help to neutralise these problems and they can be found in raisins and cranberries. Raisins can be found everywhere in shops, are sweet to the taste and have the acids to temper both the disease and the smell; but then so has cranberries- for all the same reasons. Chewing on them or even drinking their juice throughout the day can not only pamper to your lust for sugary stuff, but also be good for your oral health as well- result!