A 18-year-old female asked:
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how do i get rid of bad breath , i went to the dentist she says i don't have any symptoms but i always find when i talk people covering their noses?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsilloliths: Although, I can not be certain, in my practice, I have encountered a number of patients that have small tonsils, but who develop severe fetid odor because of the accumulation of food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface. Although the term tonsilloliths literally means stones in the tonsil, it is the bacterial multiplication around these food particles that cause the odor, not stones.
Answered on May 9, 2014
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Halitosis--a medical term for bad breath--can be caused by many things and needs to be examined. If you have not had regular THOROUGH dental cleaning, this is #1 suspect--gum disease. It can give you rotten smell when your gums are infected and nearly dying. Post-nasal drip, certain food, tonsil stones, etc. are other causes of bad breath. Consult more dentists--you should have a fresh [email protected]
Answered on May 9, 2014
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Other causes: There are many other causes for bad breath , it's called halitosis , the primary cause is dental and oral in general (gingivitis and tooth decay) sinuses and all it's issues also might cause halitosis , third reason is gastric (hyperacidity, acid reflux etc.), diet also is a contributing factor. So investigate all the causes.
Answered on May 11, 2014

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