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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Poor dental hygiene: When you don't thoroughly clean your teeth, gums, and tongue each day, bad breath may result from remaining bits of rotting food and the growth of bacteria in your mouth.
However, there are certain hormonal triggers in women (such as birth control pills, pregnancy and the menstrual cycle) that can cause mouth dryness which can lead to a higher prevalence of bad breath.
This needs to be coupled with healthy oral hygiene practices and dietary habits will take care of the bad breath issue.
Smoking can not only affect the tissue in your mouth, but it also is a well-known cause of bad breath and teeth staining.
"Smoking increases your risk of gum disease, which is another potential cause of bad breath, not to mention the significant general health risks of tobacco."
But now at least you've got an excuse when someone complains to you that you've got bad breath. Just say, sorry, it's in my genes.
But there are ways to stop bad breath in its tracks - and more than brushing your teeth twice a day.
If your cat has bad breath and is drooling, pawing at the mouth, or avoiding eating or drinking, you should be concerned about a problem in the mouth.
by Dr Puneet Soratur Say goodbye to bad breath by improving your oral hygiene.