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Bad Breath (Halitosis): Causes and Cures

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, occurs when decaying food particles or other debris accumulate in the mouth and are consumed by the bacteria normally present in the mouth to produce an unpleasant odor. Another possible cause of bad breath is nasal discharge or mucus, which can accumulate at the back of the throat, promoting the growth of bacteria and producing foul breath. In addition, certain foods and beverages, such as onion, garlic, alcohol or […]