Halitosis or bad breath affects 15% of the population – or one in seven. For a problem as widespread, it is rarely talked about, save for simplistic advertisements for toothpaste and other products that don’t do much.
These advertisements are part of the problem – they make people think that bad breath is all about oral hygiene. They rarely make people see that they need to look deeper.
In truth, bad breath is often caused by strange, unheard-of conditions. In many, for instance, bad breath is caused by a problem called tonsil stones.