Why does the mouth smell? Tips to stop bad breath from mouth

Bad breath from the mouth may not necessarily be related to your dental hygiene, there may be many reasons for bad odour. This is the article to inform you why your mouth smell and tips to stop bad breath from mouth.

How to Stop Bad Breath from mouth?

There can be many reasons for bad breath. It is not necessary that there is any problem related to teeth cleaning or teeth behind it. Bad breath often causes embarrassment. It is also known as a bad odour coming from the mouth, bad breath is mostly the result of poor dental hygiene and sometimes, your diet.

It is no surprise that grocery stores and pharmacies are full of mouthwashes, gums, and other products that can fight bad breath or reduce bad breath. Under normal circumstances, bad breath can be treated by following proper dental hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, visiting the dentist and dental cleaning regularly.

But what if you do not get relief from bad breath even after doing all these measures? In such a situation, there may be some other reason for bad breath. Celeb nutritionist Pooja Makhija gave information about this in one of her recent IGTVs.

Lesser known causes of bad breath:

1. High Sulfur Foods

Foods such as garlic, onion and even egg yolk are high sulfur foods that can contribute to bad breath and even bad breath. By eliminating these foods from your diet, you can get rid of bad breath.

2. Keto Diet 

Whenever following a keto diet, the body uses protein or fat as a source of energy. The Keto Diet Atkins diet can lead to side effects such as the bad breath.

3. Dry mouth

In this condition, there is less saliva in the mouth, which helps to clean the food from your mouth. This also leaves bacteria in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Dehydration, excessive intake of caffeine, alcohol, etc., can cause dry mouth or less saliva in the mouth.

4. Smoking

In this video, Makhija said that it is seen that people who smoke or smoke too many cigarettes a day, their breath starts to smell. Smoking is also harmful to oral health and hygiene.

5. Medications

Some medicines may also be the cause of dry mouth. Due to which the breath starts to smell. Anti-depressants, diuretics and antihistamines medications can give side effects such as bad breath.

6. Pregnancy

Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can cause bad breath. Also, the body’s need for water increases during pregnancy and that is why some women may have bad breath during pregnancy.

Makija’s advice in the video is that following a balanced diet (especially a balanced diet of vitamin C), drinking enough water and eating on time can be effective ways to prevent bad breath.

Bad Breath Home Remedies

1- If you are at home and feel bad mouth, then brush it. Gargles made with salt water will also be helpful. 

2- If you are out of the house, chew chewing. Even to this extent, the stench of the mouth can be removed. 

3- Include fresh fruits and vegetables in food. 

4- Keep the stomach clean. If there is a problem like constipation then take measures to overcome it.

5- Keep yourself hydrated. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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