A 25-year-old female asked:
bad breath seems to be hard for me to get rid of im always at the dentist but they say the usual floss and rinse what else can i do?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Sal Aragona answered
40 years experience Dentistry
Tongue care: Most of the bacteria that are at play with bad breath reside on the top of the tongue. Learn how to scrape off this bacteria with a flexible tongue blade and you will notice a considerable difference.
Answered on Feb 17, 2013
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh answered
32 years experience Dentistry
Thy this: Some bad breath is caused by mouth breathing due to poor opening of your nasal airways. Make sure you can breathe well through your nose. Nasal rinses or nettie pot can help. Clean your teeth immaculately, at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes. Listerine can help. Colgate total can help kill germs too. So can chewing sugarless gum frequently.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Ragan Faler answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Stomach throat gums: These areas are where bad breath comes from. Tonsillar stones, gastric reflux, and gum disease. If you're dentist cleared your oral health, have an ENT check other areas. Don't overuse mouth rinse, and consider the foods you eat. If you are a smoker, well then .....
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
Dr. Su Fairchild answered
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Boost digestion: It could be due to things ranging from chronic sinus infection to impaired digestion. If you do not have ulcers or gastritis, try betaine hcl one or two caps in the middle of meals. Drink lots of water between meals. Sleep regularly, and eat more organic vegetables.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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