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Can dry mouth cause bad breath?

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Yes. Saliva is needed to cleanse the mouth. If you don't have enough of it, simply having a dry mouth can cause bad breath.

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Halitosis: Overview."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 3, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Halitosis: Overview."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 3, 2018

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