According to dental studies about 85% of people with persistent bad breath (aka. halitosis) can blame it on a dental condition such as gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth (aka. xerostomia), and bacteria on the tongue. To help prevent and stop halitosis, brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day and floss regularly. Use a mouth rinse with antibacterial properties such as Breath Rx, available at Dr. Swingle’s office, to assist in the fight against halitosis causing bacteria. (go to www.breathrx.com for more information).