A member asked:

My mother has a problem with bad breath, she can wash her teeth twice and still have it.i am worried about it being health reason.can ilness cause it?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Jeffrey Fine answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Bad breath: Could be from gingivitis or a special type of throat. See local ENT and see what he or she thinks. Can get special type of probiotics to replenish mouth flora.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Stanley Halpern answered

Specializes in Periodontics

See a dentist: Could be a dental problem like gum disease. See a dentist or periodontist.

Answered 10/9/2013


Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Bad Breath: There are both dental and medical reasons for bad breath. See the following website for some basic information. Start by having her dentist evaluate her as improper brushing and flossing!, cavities, or deep pockets may be to blame.Does she use a tongue scraper? She may need to be referred to her physician as well. See: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm.

Answered 3/20/2014



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