How to Cure Bad Breath

Whether with a potential employer or potential love interest, bad breath can kill a first impression at the jump. But the ugly truth is that even if you brush vigorously and never neglect a nightly flossing session, you’re still not safe from an occasional case of halitosis. “Bacteria can accumulate under the gumline and cause a terrible smell,” Sally J. Cram, DDS, pedodontist in Washington D.C. and consumer advisor for the ADA, says. Here, Cram offers her suggestions on how to keep it fresh all day, every day.