What causes bad breath and how can it be avoided? by Connie b. Dellobuono

Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

Gut (intestinal) bacteria affects overall health including mouth health. Eat fermented veggies and take probiotic and prebiotics (acidophilus caps, garlic, parsley, cilantro, pineapple, papaya, kiwi).
Brushing and flossing are indeed effective ways to promote a healthy bacteria environment in your mouth, thereby preventing bad breath. However, I urge you to avoid toothpaste that contains fluoride. Rather than prevent cavities and other dental problems, fluoride is actually associated with poor oral health and a number of detrimental health risks.
Take note that tooth decay is driven by the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and acidity, which is responsible for a pathogenic environment in your mouth. Lowering the pH of your mouth will trigger loss of calcium in your teeth. Deficiency in calcium yields to low teeth porosity, which will allow plaque to become pathogenic and destroy your teeth
Use a home made mouth wash of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and water. Brush or clean tongue.
Drink (straw) lemon water, coconut and aloe vera juice blend (home made, fresh aloe vera with apple juice). Eat red colored fruits and veggies.
Avoid sugar if possible. Do eat fruits after protein meal.

What causes bad breath and how can it be avoided?