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What can you do about bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by a number of factors. We all know that certain foods, such as garlic, can lead to an unpleasant odor on the breath. This is not just the result of food residue in the mouth, but often comes from the lungs after food is absorbed into the bloodstream. Factors other than pungent food that may contribute to bad breath include: Improper dental hygiene leading to bacteria in the mouth Improperly cleaned dentures Gum (periodontal) disease Dry mouth (xerostomia) Some medications Tobacco   In some ... Read more