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What is the best way to cure halitosis?

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Dr. Jennifer Holtzman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Clean the tongue: To get rid of bad breathe, brush and and clean in between teeth after eating and, clean the entire tongue -as far back as you can tolerate- with a tongue cleaner at morning and night.

Answered 7/12/2012

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Dr. Stanley Lin answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Floss,tongue scraper: Depending on the cause of the halitosis but flossing usually helps reduce the amount of bacteria under the gums that can cause bad breath. A tongue scraper is usually more helpful than brushing your tongue. Usually mouthwashes only mask the bad breath but does not cure it. There may be other causes of bad breath such has gastric reflux.

Answered 4/4/2013

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Dr. Thomas Cosgrove answered

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Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors.

Answered 5/10/2013

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