A 40-year-old member asked:
Bad breath problems. please help! who do i see?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Start w Dentist. : If problem is not dental - see physician. Bad breath (halitosis) may be caused by smoking, dry mouth, gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Please help! does chewing tabacco cause you to have bad breath?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sam Markzaranswered
Dentistry - Periodontics 29 years experience
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 much more devastating things to cope with later on, if you continue that. Talk to your dentist please.!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
My girlfriend has infected me with bad breath, please help?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 25 years experience
NO: Bad breath is caused by bleeding gum which produces variable sulfur compound (vsc). Your girlfriend cannot infect you with her bad breath. Check with your dentist for any underlying cause. Check with your doctor for any GI problem.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
My boyfriend has bad breath, how can I help him?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennifer Holtzmananswered
Dentistry 41 years experience
Buy a tongue scraper: Bad breath can have a lot of causes; the foods, gum disease, infections, failing dental restorations, sores in the mouth and respiratory infections. However, 90% of the time bad breath is the result of a dirty tongue; gases produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. About 1% of bad breath is caused by systemic disease.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Stanley Siu commented
Cosmetic Dentistry 19 years experience
Get him to goto the dentist. Tell him that you won't kiss him until he gets checked out by a dentist. That might light a fire under him.
Jul 15, 2012
Dr. Ed Friedlander commented
Pathology 46 years experience
Most bad breath is due to decaying crud in the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system.
Jul 20, 2012
A 44-year-old member asked:
What do you recommend for a bad breath problem?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Corbenanswered
Dentistry - Cosmetic 42 years experience
Chlorine dioxide : Most bad breath (~90%) actually come from your oral cavity. You need to thoroughly brush and floss and scrape your tongue lightly. The bad breath smell is usually caused by the release of sulfur compounds. You must also see the dentist at least 2 - 4 times a year. Use closys or any chlorine dioxide product that will kill the gram negative anaerobic bacteria.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Please am having a bad breath, I have been to the dentist and it's still the same. Help me because it's embarrassing, thank you?
6 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Louryanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Consider reflux: Acid reflux, after dental causes, is the second most common cause of bad breath. Avoid spicy, acidic, fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeine and start ranitidine bid or Omeprazole daily. If no change then might be from chronic tonsil or sinus infection. Rarely is it a metabolic problem.
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