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Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause bad breath?

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Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products also can cause bad breath, stain teeth, reduce your ability to taste foods, and irritate your gums.

SOURCES:

International Dental Health Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions: Bad Breath."

WorlDental.org: "The Truth About Halitosis, Bad Breath," "Bad Breath Causes and How to Get Rid of Bad Breath."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Oral Health: Halitosis (Bad Breath)."

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

International Dental Health Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions: Bad Breath."

WorlDental.org: "The Truth About Halitosis, Bad Breath," "Bad Breath Causes and How to Get Rid of Bad Breath."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Oral Health: Halitosis (Bad Breath)."

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on June 01, 2018

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