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18 y/o bad breath; have gerd and tonsil stones, doctors say tonsils are too small to remove, what are some ways to reduce halitosis?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Gargle: If your tonsils have craters in them you can retain food particles which get rotton as well as bacteria. Try gargleing with salene or try a water pic to flush the tonsils.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Bad breath: Maintain regular dental visits. Brush and floss thoroughly at least twice a day. Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush...See your dentist or dental hygienist for proper technique. Control your gerd with diet. Gargle with mouthwash to try and flush debris from the tonsil areas.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2014

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