Health Tip: Help Your Halitosis
(HealthDay News) -- Bad breath -- medically called halitosis --
is frequently caused by rotting food particles that collect between
the teeth, on the tongue and near the gumline.
The American Dental Association says common causes of halitosis
- Eating potent foods, such as onions or garlic.
- Not eating frequently enough.
- Not brushing and flossing your teeth each day.
- Having a dry mouth from lack of saliva.
- Using tobacco products.
- Having a medical disorder such as sinusitis, postnasal drip,
respiratory infection, or liver or kidney problem.
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