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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello doctor. i am from india. i really need help regarding my problem. actually i am suffering from bad breath since 4 years. though previously this condition was not that severe. and the bad breath used to go away. but from 1 year, the bad breath alway

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Checkup???: First you need a thorough dental checkup and cleaning. Brush your tongue when brushing your teeth, and your breath problem can come from certain foods, supplements and meds. You may need more than 2 cleanings a year.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated.
Dr. Keith Hollander
Dentistry 36 years experience
Source of odors: 3 sources of mouth pain: Descending from the sinuses, post nasal dripping. Ascending, stomach gasses and acid reflux, or oral. Is there any periodontal issues (untreated pocketing) that could be beyond the reach of your oral care regiment? could also be from behind where you can reach with the tongue scraper. Get the other factors checked out. May want to use probiotics

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