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My mom said...this is it??

Is Bad Breath Contagious?


Asked by kiya_ma at 5:48 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Health

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Answers (12)
  • YES, it CAN be contagious.. Not likely, but possible!
    Halitosis is a term used to describe bad breath. Those who suffer from it or believe they do (halitophobia), are the third-most frequent reason for seeking dental aid, following tooth decay and periodontal disease.
    Causes include: not cleaning your tounge, Not brushing your teeth twice daily (over 600 types of bacteria are found in the avg mouth) Then there is gum disease, Sinus infections, and reflux (Which as you know causes burping)
    So, it is only contagious if you kiss someone regularly (Who has it) or if you share their toothbrush.... So I guess technically, to an extent.. YES
    Yeah, I know a little bit about dental aid lol =) I hope this helped, and now you know your mom is'nt lying to you =) lol


    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 10:11 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • LMAO no it's not contagious... bad breathe is from not brushing your teeth and flossing properly and regularly. There are some diseases that can cause bad breathe also, but those diseases aren't contagious.

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • you can pass bactera to another person by kissing which could result in them having bad breath,so....maybe

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:53 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • LMAO no!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:48 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • maybe.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 5:49 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I don't think so.

    Answer by Alexias30 at 5:57 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • nope

    Answer by jenn4443 at 5:59 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • only in your family

    Answer by letstalk747 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Does your mother have it too?

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:13 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • No. In this one instance your mother is wrong.

    Answer by meooma at 6:15 PM on Mar. 15, 2011