Bad breath can be acute or chronic depending on the underlying cause. It may indicate the need to clean the teeth and mouth more often, tooth or gum disease, or intestinal disorders. Bacteria in mouth, diabetes, drugs, gum disease, heavy metal accumulation, infection, liver disease, not eating, poor diet, poor dental hygiene, smoking, sulfur, stress, and tooth decay.

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Halitosis Symptoms

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Causes
... The causes of bad breath are numerous. They include: Food. The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can cause a foul odor. Eating foods containing volatile oils is another source of ba...
Source: MayoClinic

When to seek medical advice
... Most people can prevent or improve bad breath by practicing proper dental hygiene. If bad breath persists despite self-care, see your dentist. If the cause isn''t dental, see your doctor to determine ...
Source: MayoClinic

Halitosis Treatment

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Self-care
... Try the following steps to improve or prevent bad breath: Brush your teeth after you eat. Keep a toothbrush at work to brush after eating. Floss at least once a day. Proper flossing removes food parti...
Source: MayoClinic

Halitosis Other

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Overview
... Store shelves are overflowing with mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to help people with bad breath. Yet these products help control bad breath (halitosis) only temporarily. And, they act...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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