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what does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Plaque bacteria: Most bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth. Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? You need to brush your teeth, floss and clean your tong ... Read More
Dr. Joel Piehl
51 years experience Periodontics
Blood test? : This could be sign of diabetes. See your M.D.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Sinusitis or GERD: It is important to visit your doctor to find the exact cause and rule out the possibility of certain conditions like sinusitis and GERD that may cause ... Read More

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
See your doctor.: In addition to gum disease and cavities bad breath can be caused by infected tonsils/adenoids, gerd and diet. See your doctor.
Dr. Keith Hollander
36 years experience Dentistry
Sources of odor: Smells can be coming from the tongue, gums, tonsils, adenoids, Stomach, sinuses. A moth ball smell is unusual for an oral smell. Chemical smells can ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Brush and floss: Make sure your brush your teeth, gums and the top surface of your tongue three times a day and floss your teeth once a day. You can also rinse with wa ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Marxen
36 years experience Periodontics
Increase oral hygien: Try to eat less dairy products and be sure to continue or start regular dental maintenance visits. Dailey oral hygiene, including flossing and brush ... Read More
Dr. Sam Markzar
27 years experience Periodontics
Be alert ! : Bad breath can be multi factorial. Specific odor like rotten egg can be due to post nasal drainage of sinuses.. Or due to your stomach bacteial spectr ... Read More
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Many possible reason: Smelly breath x can be caused by gum problems, tooth decay, food retention, stomach problems, sinus infection so have it checked out.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See ENT Specialist: He needs to be thoroughly examined by an ENT specialist to check for chronic sinusitis and gum disease. If he truly has "urine" like smell then he mus ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See MD, also DDS: See your doctor who can tell you whether or not you have diabetes and what's causing your breath to smell like that. More likely a kidney issue than d ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Needs evaluation: It means that something's out of balance. Start with Dentist to evaluate for infection. Then see Physician to evaluate for systemic problem. Please ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. A ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Determine Cause: Once you determine the cause of your halitosis you can treat it. To determine the cause you will need to consult with your dentist and physician. Call ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Stomach acid: The most likely cause of a vinegar smell is stomach acid. Babies may occasionally spit up stomach acids, especially when new foods are being introduce ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Susanin
33 years experience Periodontics
Halitosis/Bad Breath: It has been recommended that there is an enhange of bacteria when kissing someone. If that individual has halitosis or "bad breath", it is reasonable ... Read More
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