Bad breath — medically called halitosis — is frequently caused by rotting food particles that collect between the teeth, on the tongue and near the gumline.
The American Dental Association says common causes of halitosis include:
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* Eating potent foods, such as onions or garlic.
* Not eating frequently enough.
* Not brushing and flossing your teeth each day.
* Having a dry mouth from lack of saliva.
* Using tobacco products.
* Having a medical disorder such as sinusitis, postnasal drip, respiratory infection, or liver or kidney problem.