A 20-year-old female asked:
What can i buy to get rid of bad breathe? i have tried flossing and mouth wash doesn't help. what can i try before going to dentist?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzisanswered
Dentistry 42 years experience
Determine cause: Once the cause is determines, then that condition can be treated, teeth, gums, diet, and stomach problems can all contribute. See a local physician and dentist for help. You may need treatment that cannot be found in your home.
1.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Give it up: Go to the Dentist. Bad breath may be from sulfur producing bacteria. May be between teeth, infected tonsils/adenoids, back of tongue. May be from acid reflux, GERD, systemic disease, foods and/or supplements. You need professional help. Please see Dentist.
1.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 22, 2017
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