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What bacteria cause halitosis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too.
Answered on Nov 29, 2014

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