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Dry Mouth

Bad Breath May Stem From Dry Mouth, Dental Health Problems.

Redbook (8/3, Lefave) stated that bad breath may stem from dry mouth, gum disease, or other oral health problems, according to Dr. Alice Boghosian, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. The article advised seeing a dentist to rule out and address oral health problems, noting that medical conditions may also cause bad breath.

Dentists can refer patients to MouthHealthy.org, ADA’s consumer website, for information on bad breath causes and solutions.

The ADA provides a complete list of toothpastes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, including some with bad breath control attributes. In addition, ClōSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinse (unflavored & gentle mint) and TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse (Mild Mint and Invigorating Icy Mint) have been awarded the ADA Seal for helping reduce bad breath.

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