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How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

06/26/2015 05:01 EDT | Updated 06/26/2015 05:59 EDT

Before you even bring up gum, let us be the first ones to tell you chewing gum only masks the problem.

In the hilarious and educational video above by LifeHacker, we learn exactly what causes foul breath and how to get rid of it for good. In three minutes, you will learn the importance of flossing, investing in a tongue scraper and which foods you should probably avoid at lunch. We're looking at you, garlic.

And although the tips above will help you solve bad breath for your next meeting or big date, continued bad breath can also be a sign of more serious health problems. According to WebMD, ongoing bad breath can be a symptom of gum disease, diabetes or liver disease. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

In the meantime, find out why exhaling on your hand to "smell your breath" actually doesn't work.

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