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Drinking fluid ‘can remove bad breath’

Posted by Joanne Mellor

People with bad breath may be able to reduce their problem by drinking more fluids, in information that could be included in dental marketing campaigns.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, explained how the issue is caused by volatile sulphur compounds and it could have health implications for a quarter of the population, reports the Daily Mail.

Michael John Wareing, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at the London Clinic and the Royal London Hospital, warned throat stones could be one reason for bad breath to occur.

He said: “These occur when food and other matter get trapped in pits on the tonsils and calcifies.”

Dr Carter recommended eating tomatoes to reduce the bad breath, as well as drinking fluids and chewing sugar-free gum and mints.

He added: “Breath that smells fruity, like cider, is a classic sign of liver and kidney problems.”

Female First recently stated brushing the tongue can also be a good way to reduce bad breath.

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