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do tongue piercings give you bad breath

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Check with doctor: Check with your doctor to make sure that you do not have a yeast infection on your tongue. You also need to make sure that you do not have some other ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Other sources: Must consider either sinus source or possibility of gastric reflux. Is your breath worse in the morning? May be having acid reflux while sleeping. Wou ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Possible but........: Only if it accumulates plaque and calculus or you have an infection. If you have bad breath, it's more than likely other factors. Do your brush, flo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: There can be a few reasons for white tongue. A dentist or an ear nose and throat specialist can help you to uncover whether it could be from medicatio ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
See your Dentist: You may have periodontal (gum) disease and require treatment. If you have not had a thorough cleaning, then it is important to have one. Also using ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Mainly it is: maintaining good health: brushing teeth, going to dentist regularly, not smoking, not having lung infection, keeping weight down. There can also be is ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience Dentistry
Dental exam: A thorough dental exam is mandatory. All of the things you mentioned suggest an infectious problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Good OH: Make sure there is no inflammation that would cause any bleeding orally. Good oral hygiene, frequent dentist cleaning and checkup to eliminate gingiv ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, Yes, and Yes: A broken edge of a rotting tooth can act like a razor and cut your tongue quite easily. Referred pain from your lacerated tongue, or from an infection ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Determine cause: Until the cause of your bad breath is determined, no one can tell you what to do. That's why you need to make appointments with your local dentist and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience 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. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Cracks: The most common thing we see w mouth piercings is cracked or fractured teeth.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It could very well be that you have enlarged or cryptic tonsils in the back of your throat colonized with bacteria that could be causing bad breath. S ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
Yes. ...but ....: Having bad breath after chewing tobacco will be my last concern, if you have been doing that for a while. Chemical burns, and oral cancers will be mu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Tongue blade: Go buy a tongue blade that is used to remove the white buildup on your tongue and then brush 2x daily.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
46 years experience Dentistry
3 prong approach: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help, debridement with a tongue scraper is important. Avoid foods and beverages that have yeast, i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
First things first: You need to have the cause of your halitosis determined. Is it a dental problem, gum problem, acid reflux, or your diet? Just masking the bad breath f ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bad Breath: For some basic information see: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm and then if necessary ask your own dentist for some f ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't need lupus for: Causes can include diet, e.g. Onions, garlic, coffee, etc., sinus issues, dental problems, some GI problems, meds, supplements. Lupus is not known for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your friend can : Be evaluated for tooth decay, gum disease, sinus drainage, gerd, tonsil stones. Etc. There are many possible causes for halitosis.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Try getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist office, eating foods like apples, celery and carrots, flossing you teeth at least once a day, brushing ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: Determine if you have cavities or periodontal disease... Treat those problems first, and if the condition persists, then see a physician regarding aci ... Read More

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