If you find you are conscious of your breath, there are a few things you can do. Make sure you are brushing twice daily. Do not forget to floss. This will remove plaque. Plaque can really cause bad breath. Remember to brush your tongue – or invest in a tongue scraper. Lots of bacteria can build up here. If you have an important event or meeting to attend, steer clear of strong smelling foods like garlic and onions. Smoking can also really cause bad breath, as well as discolouring teeth. Keep a travel toothbrush and mints in your bag / car etc. for those times when you feel like freshening up.