A leading cause of bad breath is Dry Mouth – or if you want to get technical, Xerostomia. Described by According to Lisa Mooney at livestrong. com, a ‘dry mouth due to a lack of saliva in the body’ can be easily treated with a few simple home remedies. ‘‘When you suffer from this condition, an anaerobic environment is created in your mouth. This provides the perfect atmosphere for sulfur-producing bacteria to flourish. The release of these gases results in foul-smelling breath,” states Mooney. The best prevention seems pretty obvious, but, make sure you consume at least 8 glasses of water a day. The best way to combat dehydration is through hydration. For social situations, arm yourself with an arsenal of sugar free mints and gum and consider amping up your oral hygiene routine. There’s no shame in bringing a toothbrush to work.