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					Title: What causes bad breath

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Summary: Here are a few tips to help you understand what causes bad breath

Keywords: bad breath cures, home made bad breath cures, home made bad breath

Article Body: Bad breath, or halitosis as it is called in medical terms, is a very common
problem. Though many people affected by it may not be aware that they suffer from bad
breath, and it is important that they discover the problem soon. That is because having
bad breath could be really embarrasing and sooner or later, friends and acquaintances will
shun your company if you are plagued by the condition. You could be worrying about
bad breath, without having someone close to you to bring your attention to it. It is
comparatively easy to keep things under control providing you have a basic
understanding of the causes of bad breath.

What Causes Bad Breath

Here are some common things that could cause bad breath:

1. Food-related causes: Foods that release strong odors such as garlic, onions, etc. can
   cause temporary bad breath. Sometimes even brushing and flossing adequately are not
   enough in getting rid of the odors as they find their way into the blood stream after
   being digested.

Obviously one quick fix woudl be to completely avoid them, especially at social
gatherings, or have a mouth freshener containing mint, cardamom, cloves, etc.,
immediately after meals.

2. Oral bacteria: Food particles that get stuck between the teeth after meals are a feasting
   ground for odor-causign bacteria to grow on.

The solution is maintaining a structured and disciplined oral hygiene schedule that should
include cleaning of the tongue, flossing and brushing your teeth the right way.

3. Medical causes: Certain underlying medical conditions e.g., diabetes, ketosis, could
   be the cause of bad breath. So it is imperative that you consult your dentist and if
   required, your physician if you suspect a medical condition to be the cause.

Eliminating What Causes Bad Breath
Because bad breath can be the result of various factors, one of the best ways to find what
causes bad breath in your case is to consult a dentist on a regular basis. There are blood
tests that can be done that could reveal underlying medical condition to be the cause of
your bad breath.

You must understand that bad breath may be a symptom of something more serious and,
therefore, figuring out the root causes by way of medical evaluation is always a good

However, you must take adequate precautions to ward off bad breath - running to the
dentis or doctor every time that you have a problem is probably not a good idea, you need
to ensure that your body is fit and fine and is well-immunised against various condition,
and this includes bad breath.

Under normal circumstances, good habits and structured oral hygien regimen are
considered adequate to treat bad breath. So, stay away from tobacco and too much meat,
restrict your intake of foods that create strong odours such as onions and garlic, and
regularly brush and floss your teeth. This may sound like Mum talking, but it is good

There are various over the counter medications available for combatting bad breath.
However, the majority of these have been proven to be ineffectual. There is one class of
products in the market though - Chlorine Dioxide Mouthwashes - that are being touted as
a new innovation, which claims to completely be able to eliminate bad breath. These
mouthwashes claim to kill bad breath by attacking the sulfur compounds that cause bad
breath, rather than just masking the smell as conventional mouthwashes do.

For all you know, these claims may be way out of line because choline dioxide has been
an ingredient in muncipal water supply systems for many years now. Use your own
judgment, but there sure is no harm in trying these out.

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