9 Weird Things That Might Be Making Your Breath Stink

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4. Your birth control

Your birth control could be stopping you from getting pregnant in more ways than one! If you take oral contraceptives, then the increase in oestrogen and progesterone levels could give you dry mouth or a post nasal drip, which both result in bad breath. Chances are, you’re not going to get pregnant if you’ve scared your partner away with your bad breath, so that’s something, I suppose!

5. Having diabetes

If you suffer from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, your insulin levels could affect the production of saliva or the absorption of saliva in your mouth. The dry mouth that occurs as a side effect could be what’s making your breath smell.

6. Being overweight

Being overweight has been known to cause several health problems, but did you know that bad breath could be counted amongst them? With that being said, it’s not your actual weight that causes the halitosis, but a poor diet that is often associated with putting on weight. If you’re the kind of person who likes to graze on foods all day, then the consistent contact your teeth and mouth get with sugars and carbs could be the cause of your stinky breath.

7. Not eating enough

So eating too much can make your breath stink but don’t cut down your eating all together, as that can also cause bad breath. Fasting slows down the production of saliva in your mouth and without saliva, stinky bacteria will run amok in your mouth bringing on the stink. It’s all about balance people, not too much food and not to little either!

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