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What Is Halitosis?

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. To get an idea of how your breath smells, you can lick the top of your hand or the inside of you wrist and smell!

Causes of halitosis include dietary factors, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, certain chronic medical conditions, or dry mouth or bacterial infections and medications.

Some bacteria in the mouth may produce gaseous compounds that cause bad breath. Bad breath is often found in people with periodontal diseases, including gum and mouth sores.

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