What Causes Bad Breath? 11 Reasons for Your Smelly Breath

At least 50 percent of adults have had halitosis in their lifetime. But what causes bad breath? Here are some possible things.

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How to Avoid Bad Breath: The Best Products for Your Mouth

Bad breath, food stuck in your teeth, dry mouth—there's a lot that goes on in your mouth and good oral health is essential.

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What's the Connection Between Bad Breath and Menopause?

When your body chemistry changes at menopause, so does the environment in your mouth. And that can mean bad breath.

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Gum Disease Shows Possible Links to Alzheimer's

Regular brushing and flossing can save your teeth into old age.

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Everything You Need to Know About Canker Sores

Canker sores can be a real pain in the mouth. But, they're not contagious, and they usually heal on their own in a week or two.

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Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems

Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests.

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More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two.

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Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone

Many middle-aged Americans even basic dental care is now financially out of reach, a new poll finds.

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Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

A new study links gum disease with an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked.

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What to Do for Crooked Teeth

Braces aren't just for kids. As we age, our teeth shift, and some older people decide to get braces. Now there are options.

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Is Your Mouth Dry?

Dry mouth, the result of a decrease in saliva, can have many causes and can cause many problems. Early diagnosis is important.

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Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

Children who start seeing the dentist before age 2 may not have any lower risk of cavities later on, a new study suggests.

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Fix It: Bad Breath Busters

"Please help. I'm trying to not be vain but I have bad breath for years. I'm a regular teeth brusher and I floss every night. I've been to my dentist and he told me to try sugar-free mints. Isn't there anything else I can do? It's been a little tough on my social life..."

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