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Halitosis, also known as bad breath – What are the causes and how is it treated?

When it comes to embarrassing medical conditions, it’s probably safe to say that bad breath (halitosis) is up there with the worst of them. After all, the first thing a person does on meeting you is to strike a conversation. And as soon as you open your mouth to reply – Bam! You have hit them with the full extent of your condition. We feel embarrassed because we feel it is our ‘fault’ and there is a general perception that if you have smelly breath, you also have poor oral hygiene habits. If the only thing this article achieves is to assure you on both counts that in most cases, it is most definitely NOT your fault, then that is a good thing.
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Why Your Bad Breath May Be More Serious Than You Think

Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath,  can be a major turn off and can even cause lower self-esteem because it makes you conscious of how close you get to people and how you interact in your social life. Since dealing with it means you need to address the root cause for lasting results, finding out the underlying cause of your bad breath is paramount. It is also important to note that bad breath has been identified as an underlying symptom of other more serious diseases, which, left untreated go far beyond the embarrassment and discomfort of having a bad taste in the mouth. Read More