Man is a social being, and to com­mu­ni­cate with oth­er peo­ple, to please them is a nat­ur­al need for each of us. But what if you are afraid to open your mouth so that no one can hear the smell from your mouth?


Here are 15 rea­sons why your breath smells bad.

1. You have halitophobia

In oth­er words, you think your breath smells bad. This is not just a short-term sus­pi­cion that some­thing smells wrong from the mouth. Peo­ple with hal­i­to­pho­bia believe that peo­ple do not inter­act with them because they have bad breath, and this belief remains even when the den­tist says oth­er­wise.

In this case, you should seek pro­fes­sion­al help from a psy­chol­o­gist.

2. You just woke up

This is a log­i­cal rea­son why the mouth smells strange. It even has a name — “morn­ing breath”. The fact is that while you sleep, the bac­te­ria in your mouth are awake. In addi­tion, the amount of sali­va pro­duced decreas­es while you sleep, and it does not “cleanse” your mouth enough.

Morn­ing breath­ing can be a lit­tle dulled by keep­ing a glass of water by the bed. Wake up, have a drink, and things will get a lit­tle bet­ter. But the only way to get rid of morn­ing breath is to brush your teeth.

3. You haven’t eaten all day

Skip­ping meals is not only a sure­fire way to gain weight, but also an oppor­tu­ni­ty to get just a ter­ri­ble breath. Every­thing works here, as with morn­ing breath: lit­tle sali­va is pro­duced, and it, in turn, does not clean the mouth. Hence the bad breath.


4. You ate something spicy

Onions, gar­lic, var­i­ous spices and sea­son­ings, cab­bage and every­thing else — all these foods cause bad breath. Only chew­ing gum or brush­ing your teeth will help here. There’s noth­ing to be done — you like to eat spicy, love and chew the whole thing to eat.

5. You breathe through your mouth

This time we are not talk­ing about the fact that sali­va is not pro­duced. In this case, it sim­ply evap­o­rates. Try to breathe through your nose more often, it is not only good for breath­ing, but also for the health of the oral cav­i­ty in gen­er­al.

6. You often drink alcohol

Those who abuse alco­hol often have bad breath, experts say. There­fore, if you like night par­ties in a bar, you should not be sur­prised that your breath smells so-so.

7. You smoke

Need com­ments here? Bad breath can be caused by smok­ing, not only because of the ingre­di­ents in cig­a­rettes, but also because fre­quent smok­ing dries out the mouth. We return to the fifth point. Every­thing works exact­ly the same here.

8. You have Post Nasal Syndrome

The mucus in your nose has an impor­tant func­tion: it fil­ters the par­ti­cles you breathe in. But what hap­pens when mucus builds up in the back of the throat due to a cold or an aller­gy? Ulti­mate­ly, for­eign par­ti­cles enter the mouth and set­tle on the tongue, which is why, sci­en­tists say, bad breath appears dur­ing aller­gies or colds.

9. You have a sore throat

If dur­ing a cold you feel a ter­ri­ble, putrid smell from your mouth, you should get checked for a sore throat. A sinus infec­tion can eas­i­ly become bac­te­r­i­al in this con­di­tion, and the bac­te­ria pro­duce mucus with a foul, putrid odor.

10. You have Sjögren’s syndrome

Sjö­gren’s syn­drome is an immune sys­tem dis­or­der that often affects mid­dle-aged women. It often accom­pa­nies oth­er dis­eases that attack the immune sys­tem, such as rheuma­toid arthri­tis. Scher­gen’s syn­drome caus­es severe dry­ness of the mouth, and this, in turn, caus­es bad breath.


11. You are taking medication that dries out your mouth.

We return to the fifth point with­out com­ment.

12. You don’t eat enough carbs.

By reduc­ing the lev­el of car­bo­hy­drates in the diet, you run into bad breath, doc­tors say. Do not for­get that every­thing in our body is inter­con­nect­ed. There­fore, your diet can affect you in the most unex­pect­ed way.

13. You have cavities

With caries, holes form in the teeth, and food is clogged in them. With­out prop­er den­tal care, your mouth real­ly starts to smell bad.

14. You have braces, a plate or a bridge

It is impos­si­ble to per­fect­ly care for a plate or braces, or a sim­i­lar struc­ture in the mouth. How­ev­er, it is worth doing every­thing pos­si­ble to clean this mat­ter in the best pos­si­ble way, oth­er­wise bad breath will appear.

15. You have heartburn

With heart­burn, most often there is also an unpleas­ant smell from the mouth. This is one of the rea­sons why heart­burn should nev­er be ignored.

Do not for­get: many things in our body are inter­con­nect­ed, so you should pay atten­tion not only to the symp­tom, but also to the cause.