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Bad Breath and Its Relationship to Oral and Systemic Diseases

“About 75 percent of bad breath or “halitosis” is caused by the mouth itself. Other causes include gastric problems, sinus infections or severe gum disease,” says Mark Wolff, DDS, Ph.D., director of operative dentistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Read "Bad Breath and Its Relationship to Oral and Systemic Diseases" article

Keys to Controlling Bad Breath

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. Read "Keys to Controlling Bad Breath" article

Bad breath? Brush your tongue!

Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle. Read "Bad breath? Brush your tongue!" article

Halitosis

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. Read "Halitosis" article

Bad breath

Bad breath — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and prevention of halitosis. Read "Bad breath" article

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