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health tip for extreme badbreath?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hmmm....: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... After seeing one's dentist for routine dental preventive care, and stopping "odiferous" foods, one can see her primary care doctor to look for other halitosis causes.

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I've been suffering for bad breath for 10 years what is the majoy cause?

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Several places: Check your teeth to make sure they are ok. Chronic sinus congestion/sinusitis can cause halitosis. The stomach, and your diet can cause it. In the philippines, people could have had exposure to TB with scarring and pulling of the esophagus causing pulsion diverticula and halitosis. Try to ask your doctor for proper work up. Good luck.

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