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What is bad breath?

BY READERS DIGEST

1st Jan 2015 Health Conditions

What is bad breath?

People back away from you whenever you talk to them. Or someone has told you frankly that you have bad breath. There are plenty of causes of bad breath, and its not just strongly smelling food.

What is Halitosis?

While all of us have bad breath from time to time for a variety of reasons, good oral hygiene should keep it to a minimum, and there are other remedies you can try. But bad breath that lingers for more than 24 hours can also be a sign of gum disease, intestinal problems or a more serious condition. If you brush and floss diligently, but can't banish bad breath on your own, see your doctor or dentist. You should also see a doctor if your breath smells sweet or fruity, as this could be a sign of diabetes.

 

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