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What cause bad breath? how could fix that problem bad breath

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the sugar habit to minimize further decay (note--i didn't say "eliminate" decay).
Dr. Stanley Halpern
Periodontics 42 years experience
Bacteria, food u eat: Bacteria, in the form of plaque on your teeth and tongue can cause bad breath. You could also have esophageal reflux. You should see you dentist for an evaluation and cleaning or scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) if you have gingivitis or periodontitis (in which case you have bone loss). Also called gum disease or pyhorrea.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I fix bad breath? What can I do about especially bad breath?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: This one is pretty obvious. Start with the dentist to find out about your oral health. This includes checking you for periodontal disease, cavities and possible tooth infections. The dentist or hygienist will work with you on how to improve your situation. If your breath problem does not improve you may be referred to other specialists to help with your issue.
A male asked:

What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the sugar habit to minimize further decay (note--i didn't say "eliminate" decay).
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 45-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my bad breath problem?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dental exam 1st: There are lots of dental and medical reasons for bad taste and bad breath. See the following site for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm the most common cause is poor oral hygiene, cavities, and gum problems. Post nasal drip, acid reflux are common medical causes. Start by ruling out the dental ones first.
A 24-year-old male asked:

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.

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