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Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Do You Have Traveler's Breath?


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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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Americans Need to ''Brush Up'' at the Office

 
Chapter: Bad Breath at Work

An overwhelming majority 96 percent thought that a smile was very or somewhat important to a person's appearance. Furthermore, 32 percent cited "bad breath" as the least attractive trait of their co-workers.

 

"Those meals and snacks and sugary beverages on the job can increase the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease," says AGD spokesperson Heidi Hausauer, DDS. "That's why it's important to brush your teeth during the workday, in addition to after breakfast and before bedtime."
 
Reviewed: January 2012

 
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