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What is halitosis?

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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Baaaaad breath......

Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale.
Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing.

In brief: Baaaaad breath......

Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale.
Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing.
Dr. Greg Rubin
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad breath

Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc.
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In brief: Bad breath

Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bad breath

Halitosis or bad breath occurs when noticeably unpleasant odors are exhaled in breathing.
Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental care following tooth decay and periodontal disease.

In brief: Bad breath

Halitosis or bad breath occurs when noticeably unpleasant odors are exhaled in breathing.
Halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental care following tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry

In brief: Bad breath

Simply put, bad breath.
Halitosis (bad breath) can be evident because of cavities, gum disease, bacterial accumulations on and between teeth and on the tongue, tonsil infection, sinus infection, post-nasal drip and even oral cancer, to name a few possibilities. Don't just try to mask it with mouthwash. Have a dentist thoroughly evaluate your mouth. This can be treated.

In brief: Bad breath

Simply put, bad breath.
Halitosis (bad breath) can be evident because of cavities, gum disease, bacterial accumulations on and between teeth and on the tongue, tonsil infection, sinus infection, post-nasal drip and even oral cancer, to name a few possibilities. Don't just try to mask it with mouthwash. Have a dentist thoroughly evaluate your mouth. This can be treated.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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