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A 40-year-old member asked:

I brush my teeth for 3 minutes, i floss, i drink water, and i don't eat foods that cause bad breath (onions etc) but for some reason i still have bad breath?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 38 years experience
Bad breath: A foul odor coming from the mouth is usually bacterial. Very often from bacteria housed in tartar (calculus). Getting your teeth cleaned by a hygienist regularly is very important. Another area can be the back of the tongue. Be sure to brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Persistent bad breath despite good dental health can also be related to sinus problems and/or certain food allergies.
Jan 16, 2014
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Agree fully with Dr. Calvert. See a dentist and make sure you do not have peridontal disease or another focus of localized infection.
Jan 16, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Sometimes bad breath sign ofGERD. Can also be brought on as side effect of medications. See your Dentist first, and if bad breath persists get a check-up at your Physician.
Jan 16, 2014
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