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Bad Breath

Bad breath (halitosis) is something we all have experienced. There are many causes of bad breath and it is usually easy to cure.

What are the main causes of bad breath?

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What are some of the other reasons for bad breath?

  • Possible sign of medical condition
  • Sinus infections
  • Lung infections
  • Fasting

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How can I prevent bad breath?

  • Practicing good oral hygiene is important.
  • What can I do for my natural teeth to have fresh breath?
    • Brush teeth  at least twice a day.
    • Finish by brushing the tongue and rinsing the mouth out with water or mouthwash.
    • Floss teeth  once a day.
    • Have regular check-ups.
  • What can I do to keep my mouth fresh if I have dentures?
    • Clean your dentures .
    • Clean cheeks, tongue, and roof of the mouth with a soft toothbrush.
    • Have regular dental check-ups.

If these steps have been completed and bad breath still occurs, contact your dental professional or your physician.

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