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How to cure bad breath problem.?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral health, and you are on no medications which can cause salivary gland decrease, you may wabt to see your doctor. Good oral hygiene is imperative, teeth, gums, flossing, and tongue should all be cleansed frequently.
Dr. Elisabeth Goodall
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Get a Check-Up!: The medical term for "bad breath" is halitosis. There are many causes of bad breath. Most obvious is the state of one's dental hygiene. Other conditions that may cause it are: gingivitis; tooth abscess; any mouth infection; infection of the throat/sinuses, etc. Also, some disorders of the stomach and digestive tract; lung disease/infection; and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Bacteria Causes BB: Here is a simple explanation of the common oral problems. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is the sticky stuff that forms on teeth. It contains billions of bacteria which eat the food you eat & produce acids as their waste which dissolves the teeth. The same bacteria irritate the gums so they bleed & the rotting plaque and blood is what causes bad breath. Good oral hygiene & a dental cleaning.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

Bad breath howvto cure?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for a bad breath problem?

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Dr. Steven Corben
Cosmetic Dentistry 40 years experience
Chlorine dioxide : Most bad breath (~90%) actually come from your oral cavity. You need to thoroughly brush and floss and scrape your tongue lightly. The bad breath smell is usually caused by the release of sulfur compounds. You must also see the dentist at least 2 - 4 times a year. Use closys or any chlorine dioxide product that will kill the gram negative anaerobic bacteria.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if I have bad breath how it can be cured?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Determine cause: Bad breath can come from cavities, gum disease, diet, and gastric reflux, all of which are unaffected by toothbrushing. When the cause is determined, you can treat your problem. Consult with a dentist and a physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to cure bad breath?

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Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Mouthwash: Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal, floss twice a day, and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash every morning and every night. Also, it's important to see your dentist every 6 months to remove tartar buildup which can contribute to bad breath. If you have very bad breath that won't go away you may have gum disease and will need to have that treated and diagnosed by a dentist.

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