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A 63-year-old member asked:

what accounts for the dramatic change in the smell of someone's breath?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Many factors: Diet being primary. Dental oral health next. Certain aromas to breath does provide clues to disease states. Kidney disease liver disease and sometimes diabetes.
Dr. Paul Diamond
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Bacteria: Often just some bacteria lodging on the mouth, tongue, or gingiva.
Dr. Robert Hofstetter
General Practice 45 years experience
Several causes: Gastro-intestinal problems are the most common cause; acid reflux is a common cause- change in diet. Oral health can be causative- tooth or gum abscess ; also, sinus or throat infections.

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