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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience in Dentistry
Not good: Bad breath is the result of one of either stomach problems generally found with poor digestion or a mouth infection. You should see your dentist and ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Halitosis: An unpleasant odor of the breath. It can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. Yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Bad breath: The most common reason for bad breath is gum disease and tooth decay. This can be treated. Other causes are sinus infections, allergies, metabolic di ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
What gas fumes?: Gasoline? Natural gas? Propane? Flatulence? Either way, halitosis does not result from inhaling any type of gas. Gum disease, cavities, and acid reflu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience in Dentistry
Bacteria Causes BB: Here is a simple explanation of the common oral problems. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is the sticky stuff that forms on teeth. It contains b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Usually does, but: If there is enough tooth decay, it can\will cause bad breath, but there are lots of other causes as well. See a dentist for an evaluation and appropri ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Find out why: There are many reasons for bad breath. It can be related to what you've been eating, e.g. Garlic, onions. It can also be caused by esophageal reflux ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Back pain: and shortness of breath, would need to have a good history taken and of course a physical exam. See your Doctor
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Sure: Best bet is to call a local dentist for an appointment. You can ask them what would work best for your mouth regarding cosmetic and restorative care.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience in Prosthodontics
Oral Effects ofColds: Hello Maria; Stress associated with colds may cause a patient to develop gingivitis or a harsh form of gingivitis known as ANUG (Trench Mouth). You ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Reflux: Reflux disease could be the problem (as well as many other things). You should see your GI doctor.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
48 years experience in Prosthodontics
Breath that sickens: Breath passing out from the lungs through the back of the throat (oro pharynx) past the opening of the sinuses and out through the mouth and nose can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Breath: Bad breath has many causes. Start by getting a thorough exam at your dentist to rule out decay/gum disease. Then got to your gastroenterologist and h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
44 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two : Two areas of concern should be addressed. The first would be your sinuses. If there is an infection there this is could lead to breath problems. Your ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Botox: Botox injected into the palms is a great treatment for sweaty palms or feet. It really doesn't hurt.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Especially if post nasal drip is caused by sinus infection.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It happens: Strep throat causes several things to happen that can lead to bad breath. The infectious debris can produce significant odor, and the mechanical actio ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe a heart attack: With only those six words, "bad sweating with severe chest pain", one must see the doctor right away. The wisest thing to do is call 911. The paramedi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist: Bad breath can come from different sources. You should see a dentist to rule out any infections, gum problems or tongue issues. Assuming you don't h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience in Dentistry
Bad breath: Bad breath in babies is not normal and if this is a chronic concern, the baby should be evaluated by a pediatrician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience in Dentistry
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific di ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly stomache: It is possible you have significant reflux and that could contribute to bad breath. Try to sleep elevated, avoid caffeine, nicotine, spicy food, citru ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain. Some relate to the heart and some don't. Without more information can't say. Go see your doctor for an evaluatio ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Yes if the source of the halotosis is due to a shift in bacteria in your mouth or stomach.Probiotics restore normal flora.Good question go to med scho ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?sinus or Tonsils?: There are a few things that could be going on depending on the rest of the history. You could be having a bad sinus infection, or you could have tons ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Pancreas: Issues with pancreas causes food to rot and creates bad breath and acid reflux. Use pancreatic enzymes - prescription is Creon otc is serropeptidase n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Brush at nite..: Brushing at bedtime will help get the jump on morning breath. However, not all bad breath comes from the mouth(teeth, gums etc) it can also be created ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Dentist or ENT: Dentist would be first stop. Likely teeth are involved, if not they can advise on next step! good luck!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience in Pediatrics
See DR: There are many different causes of halitosis, or bad breath. You will need to see your dr to sort through some of these. They include dental issues, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Bad breath: Chronic bad breath may be due to: smoking, chronic dental decay and periodontal infection, abscessed tonsils, certain lung conditions like brochiectas ... Read More
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