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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.
Dr. De'Avlin Olguin
Periodontics 21 years experience
Adequate brushing: There are a number of factors that can contribute to 'bad breathe'. A simple solution might involve effectively brushing all surfaces of the teeth, tongue side, cheek/lip side and biting surfaces of the teeth. Flossing should ensue as well as gently brushing the top of your tongue. If the problem persists, see a dentist or a physician to rule out stomach or respiratory problems.

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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
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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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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).
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What cause bad breath ? How could u 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).
A 40-year-old member asked:

Bad breath problems. Please help! who do I see?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start w Dentist. : If problem is not dental - see physician. Bad breath (halitosis) may be caused by smoking, dry mouth, gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers.

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