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Bad breath can be embarrassing and medically termed as halitosis. Most humans suffer from unpleasant odor of the breath. That is common among adults around the world and is normally due to accumulation of bacteria in the mouth by gum disease, food or plaque. Bad breath can be prevented. Nonetheless, some diseases may be due to other problems. Therefore, if the problem persists for long, then the patient needs to consult the physician or dentist immediately.
The causes of the bad breath can be numerous. However, foods containing garlic, onions, cabbage and certain spices, constipation and disorders of the bowel, gasses produced during digestion process, brushing and flossing habits, cigarette smoking and consuming liquors may cause bad breath.
Insert date: 2011.12.20 Last update: 2011.12.21