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why does my breath smell like amonia

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
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36 years experience Pain Management
Poor oral hygiene: is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Vravick
32 years experience Periodontics
Gum disease: Bacteria that cause gum disease give off certain odor or smells. I would get an evaluation from a periodontist to check you for gum disease. The longe ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Bad breath : Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not clear: How can you be tested for halitosis? Are you referring to a device which samples sulfur based compounds? If so it can be dependent upon when you are t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Several possibilitie: including eating or regurgitating sour pickles. More likely, you have stomach acid that is refluxing up. Reflux and acid blockers, or tums (calcium ca ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
DDS\MD consults: There are many causes of bad breath. It could be dental or medical (or both) in origin. When was the last time you had check-ups at your dentist and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: It could be diet (what you ate that evening) or the air flow in the room (does the room have enough ventilation?). Do you sleep with your face covered ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Bad breath: Halitosis or fetor oris can be caused by many problems in the oral cavity such as periodontal pockets or tongue papilla that harbor microorganisms tha ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
16 years experience General Practice
Check your tonsils: How often do you brush your teeth? Do you brush your tongue and brush in a circular fashion? When was your last dental visit? Do you floss?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad breath: There are as many different smells of bad breath as there are reasons for bad breath. Specific bacteria called eubacterium, porphyromonas gingivalis, ... Read More

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