A 18-year-old member asked:
how to get rid of bad breath?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Miller answered
10 years experience Family Medicine
Well...: Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat. If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation.
Answered on Feb 7, 2017
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia answered
31 years experience Pediatrics
Dry mouth/food/bev.: A dry mouth can harbor more germs fermenting and exuding smells. Certain foods and beverages also. If you are not healthy, with post nasal drip congeston/cough/mouth breathing for over 1 week-consider a sinus infection. Allergies of the nose can also be a player with mouth breathing an congeston. Obvious treatment is to decongest the nose. More water, mouth hygiene-tongue scrib and monitoring.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013
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