Suffering from bad breath is a social killer and you may be completely oblivious to it until you suddenly stop being invited to a lot of social events in Bath or a real friend has had the decency to point it out to you: the causes are many-fold. Maintaining the mouths saliva is imperative to fight bacteria, plaque and gum disease. If this starts to dry up, you are a prime candidate for bad breath. Lack of saliva can be caused by heavy medication, drinking, smoking and a bad diet- a poor immune system can also add to the woe. The way to fight bad breath can involve a complete change in your lifestyle and your habits, to give yourself a fighting chance. A good place to begin is with your dentist, who will not only offer you the advice and means to deal with it, but most importantly, check if there is nothing going wrong in the mouth. Then it’s down to you to become more attentive to your oral hygiene. There are also some great herbal remedies around that will help balance your mouth until you are back on track. Try to promote the saliva in your mouth by chewing gum and drinking plenty of fluids. Whatever you do though, bear this in mind, do not ignore bad breath, for at worse if all efforts fail, it could mean that there is something more sinister is going on in your body.