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What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?

Halitosis — known as bad breath to most — is an embarrassing condition that can affect anyone at any time, and is caused by several factors. The most common causes of bad breath is halitosis which is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and survive off of leftover food particles and plaque on teeth. When the bacteria feed, they produce hydrogen sulfide. The sulfide is what gives an icky, rotten smell. Chronic halitosis may indicate an underlying medical concern that should be addressed by your dentist or medical doctor. Call today 813-994-4777 to make an appointment with Dr. Karen.

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