If you think you only get bad breath in the morning, think again. Certain foods, habits, and illnesses may cause your breath to smell. According to dentist Sharon Bernal-Belen, 90 percent of cases originate from prolonged stagnation and bacterial fermentation of food debris that form into plaque. Even babies get bad breath when milk gets left on the tongue.

Browse through the gallery for a list of things that can cause bad breath.


(First published as “Get Rid of Bad Breath” in the “Home 101” section of Good Housekeeping Philippines’ September 2001 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network.)

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