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Unformatted text preview: all had periodontitis, an infection of the gums that can also lead to chronically bad breath. In a previous study of eight patients with halitosis and five without, S. moorei was "always found in patients with halitosis and never in patients who did not have this problem," Dr. Violet I. Haraszthy, who was involved in both studies, noted in a telephone interview with Reuters Health. "A number of other studies have also found this bacterium in halitosis patients." Haraszthy point out that, at present, "not much is known about this particular organism." "As we identify and find out more about the bacteria that cause bad breath, we can develop treatments to reduce their numbers in the mouth," Clark added in a university-issued statement. As reported Friday on Reuters Health, the same team of investigators has found that brushing twice a day with antibacterial toothpaste and using a toothbrush with a built-in tongue scraper can eliminate chronic bad breath....
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- Spring '08