If you’re around someone with bad breath and feel like criticizing them, hold of because they could have a dental problem. You shouldn’t assume that the person doesn’t have a proper dental care routine either. Often the problem that the person has goes undetected until it’s brought to their attention by a dentist. There have been recent studies that point to the fact that a whopping 85% of people with persistent bad breath have some kind of dental problem as well. Of course one of the ways that you can prevent this from happening is through regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist. The experts also suggest that you can thwart bad breath by brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing on a regular basis. As well,you can even brush your tongue. There are even people who suffer form a condition that’s known as dry mouth and there are various saliva substitutes that are available to combat this problem.