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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?

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Dr. Sal Aragona answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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 Feb 17, 2013

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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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 Mar 26, 2013

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Dr. Ragan Faler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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 Dec 9, 2016

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Dr. Su Fairchild answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

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 Oct 3, 2016

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