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Breath odor

Breath odor, or halitosis, is common, if unpleasant, distinctive, or offensive.

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1 Considerations
2 Common Causes
3 Home Care
4 External link


Some medical disorders will produce specific, characteristic odors to the breath.

Common Causes

If previously normal breath turns into halitosis, causes could include:

Diseases that may be associated with breath odor (not presented in order of likelihood -- some are extremely unlikely): DISCLAIMER
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Home Care

Use proper dental hygiene (especially flossing), and remember that mouthwashes are not effective in treating the underlying problem.

Fresh parsley or a strong mint are often effective ways to fight temporary bad breath. Avoid smoking. Otherwise, follow prescribed therapy to treat the underlying cause.

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