Bad breath and gum disease can go hand in hand, but they are both extremely difficult to conquer, so you are going to need expert advice and treatments from your dentist. On the advice front, Clifton Dental over in Bristol are in the area and can offer you information on how to fight off bad breath, and on how to tackle gum disease at home in Bath. Seeing as the toxins from gum disease can make your breath smell bad, you need to find out the extent of how bad it is; your dentist will be able to determine this very quickly and then set you up with a course of treatments. However, it is what you do at home that will determine how effectively you beat gum disease. You must look at your habits and cut them out in order to give your gums a chance of recovery; your diet will also have to change in order to strengthen your immune system and sustain the levels of saliva present in your mouth. Oral hygiene is an essential key to your success as well; you will need to adjust it and then improve it. You would be wise to bring in some natural herbal remedies at this point, as they can help to calm the inflammation in the gums, and rinsing with salt water can stem and heal any leakage of toxins or blood from the gums each day: massaging will help to rejuvenate the blood vessels. Hopefully then, your bad breath will disappear as the disease is got under control.