Bad breath – and what to do about it

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Bad breath – and what to do about it

Bad breath, or halitosis, is one of those conditions we’d all like to avoid.  What causes bad breath, anyway? 

There are several contributing  factors:

  • Smoking – In addition to increasing your chances of heart attack, stroke, and a whole slew of other really nasty diseases, smoking causes bad breath.
  • What we eat – When the bacteria in our mouths decompose food particles, evil smelling odors may result.  This is especially true when we eat foods such as raw onions, garlic, anchovies, fish, Brussels sprouts,