Health Tip: What's Behind Bad Breath?
(HealthDay News) -- Bad breath, also known as halitosis, should be evaluated by a dentist to determine a possible cause and treatment.
The American Dental Association says potential causes include:
Eating potent food, such as garlic or onions.
Dieting excessively or not eating enough.
Not brushing or flossing regularly to remove food particles from the teeth and gums.
Having gum disease.
Having insufficient saliva to help wash away food particles.
Smoking or chewing tobacco.
Having a medical condition, such as liver or kidney problems, a lung infection, diabetes or bronchitis.
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