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The yellowish film on the surface of the tongue contains bacteria that produce the unpleasant smell associated with bad breath.
Dry mouth or xerostomia, a condition that affects approximately 20% of the population, arises when the salivary glands malfunction and fail to produce sufficient saliva.
Research shows that there are close to 700 species of bacteria naturally present in the mouth. These together with the teeth, gums and alveolar bone, form an ecosystem.
While it is possible for bad breath to emanate from the stomach and the
lungs it is in the majority of cases attributable to the mouth or oral
Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long.
The use of dental floss is appropriate to clean the interdental gums that completely fill the spaces between the teeth.
If you find inserting the brush between your teeth is impossible, you may need to select a smaller size interdental brush
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