If you have halitosis that seems to come from nowhere, you may be interested in a little story Dr. Katz recently told QVC UK. In it, he explained that one of the causes of dry mouth, and by extension, bad breath, can be easy to miss.
Among people who have oral odor, there is a certain subset of folks who have no idea why they're getting it. Maybe you're one of them. Do you brush and floss regularly? Chew gum or mints? Avoid garlic and onions like the plague? Get plenty of exercise to keep yourself healthy? If you do, and bad breath is still a problem, there's something you may be overlooking.
This is exactly what Dr. Katz told the television shopping channel. When his daughter was 13 years old, she began complaining of halitosis. Every day after sports practice, she'd come home noting that friends kept offering her mints or gum.
It didn't take Dr. Katz long to figure out what was going on. By getting plenty of exercise, his daughter was inadvertently experiencing one of the causes of dry mouth. Physical activity and exercise require rapid breathing, which parches the tongue and throat. This can lead to bad breath.
To neutralize this problem, Dr. Katz developed his line of specialty mouth-moistening mouthwashes, toothpastes, mints, lozenges, gums, breath strips...you name it, we've got it!
If you're an athlete and halitosis is a recurring issue for you, you may want to look into some oxygenating TheraBreath products. These can moisten your mouth, freshen your breath, neutralize odor molecules and rinse away halitosis-causing microbes all at once!
Another quick tip: Drink plenty of water before, during and after any strenuous physical; exercise. This will help keep you hydrated while lowering the chances that you'll get bad breath.