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from the Academy of General Dentistry

Monday, November 30, 2015
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Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Do You Have Traveler's Breath?


Bad breath while traveling happens when the salivary glands slow down the production of saliva, which allows bacteria to grow inside the mouth and bad breath to develop.

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Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life.



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Avoid Dry Socket With Wisdom Tooth Extractions


Each year, millions of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. The vast majority of patients heal flawlessly, with little discomfort and swelling, thankful impacted or painful wisdom teeth are no longer a daily woe.


However, a small percentage of patients experience dry socket (alveolar osteitis) the most common complication following tooth extractions and one that may be avoided by following expert recommendations.


Reviewed: January 2012