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Health Tip: If You Have Bad Breath

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(HealthDay News) -- What's causing your bad breath?

Here are some common triggers, courtesy of the American Dental Association:

  • Bacteria in your mouth that feed on bits of food.
  • Poor saliva production, which prevents your mouth from being naturally cleaned.
  • Gum disease.
  • Eating unpleasant-smelling foods, such as garlic or onions.
  • Smoking.
  • A medical problem, such as diabetes, GERD or a sinus condition.
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