-- Nancyann Rella
(HealthDay News) -- Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis,
it's an unpleasant condition that's cause for embarrassment. Some
people with bad breath aren't even aware there's a problem.
If you're concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. He or
she can help identify the cause and, if it's due to an oral
condition, develop a treatment plan. In the meantime, try these
helpful hints, courtesy of the American Dental Association:
Bad breath may also be the sign of a medical disorder, such as a
local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis,
post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal
disturbance, or a liver or kidney ailment.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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