What is halitosis?

Published on May 7, 2014 by

Halitosis is the medical term to describe bad breath. Although a few medical conditions may cause halitosis, the most common cause are related to the condition of your teeth and or your dental hygiene. Broken teeth or badly decayed teeth may collect debris, and in time, bacteria forms and causes a bad taste and smell. The first step to improving halitosis is keeping your teeth, your gums, and your tongue clean. A buildup of plaque may lead to gingivitis and gum disease, a common cause of halitosis. It is also important to brush your tongue to remove plaque and bacteria. Other causes of halitosis include certain foods, tobacco use, and dry mouth. 
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