Bad breath - Definition

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Definition


Bad breath, the medical term, halitosis, being rarely used, means breath that has a nauseating scent. These odors may have different origins: food stuck in the teeth or oral cavity encourage the proliferation of bacteria involved in breaking down these residues whose products are malodorous. Dental or gum disease can also be the cause. Certain medications or certain foods or alcohol are also frequently involved. In general, poor oral hygiene is the main cause of halitosis.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:14 AM by Jeff.
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