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Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an unpleasant smell on your breath. It can be temporary, caused by eating certain foods, or longer term if you have tooth problems or certain medical conditions. Lots of people wake up with "morning breath" which can be resolved by teeth brushing. Smoking, drinking alcohol, or eating spicy food can also cause bad breath. Health conditions like tonsillitis, gingivitis, GORD, and some lung diseases are associated with bad breath, as well as taking certain medications. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about bad breath, how to treat it, and much more.

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Thumbnail: The best and worst foods for your breath

If you're having curried sardine sandwiches for lunch every day it's not surprising that your breath may be stinky but there are less obvious culprits in your diet.

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