Bad breath - a common problem
If you think bad breath comes from the stomach, think again. In reality, the most common cause of bad breath is a build-up of bacteria in the mouth – in fact bad breath originates in the oral cavity almost nine times out of ten1. These bacteria are found in between the teeth, in the gum pockets and in the pits on the back of the tongue, and when they break down food particles in your mouth, they also release so called volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs).
Smelly breath is not dangerous, but a foul-smelling mouth can be embarrassing and cause awkward situations in your professional and personal life. You may start to feel insecure and lose confidence any time you open your mouth around other people, for example in business meetings or on a date. Or, even worse, you may not realize that you have bad breath, and your friends and family are not comfortable telling you.