Most people are unaware of the fact that they have bad breath, or “halitosis” as
dental professionals refer to it. Actually, one in four people have bad
breath and some studies have reported that approximately 50 percent of
the adult population does have . In fact, it is estimated that nearly
60 million people will suffer from chronic halitosis in the United States.
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If you're serious about learning what's causing your bad
breath, consider scheduling an appointment with your dental professional.
Given your full medical and dental history along with an oral examination,
your dentist should be able to identify the culprit. The causes of bad
breath are numerous and include certain foods, alcohol or cigarettes,
poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, diabetes, dry mouth, sinus or
throat infections, lung infections or abscesses, kidney/liver failure,
gastrointestinal issues and severe dieting.
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Bad breath is breath that has an unpleasant odor. It's also known as halitosis. This odor can occur from time to time, or it can be long lasting, depending on the cause.
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