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A 21-year-old female asked:

i had a bad mouth breath..even if i brush my teeth the bad breath don't go away..i brush 3 times a day..its affecting my life.any home remedies.plz hlp?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Some advice: You need to see a dentist to check all your teeth and gums. If you have cavities, gum disease, or even just plaque, calculus and food stuck under your gums, you will have bad breath. Do you also floss? Which is a key element to good oral hygiene. Do you use a tongue scraper (or even a tooth brush on your tongue)? First rule out any dental causes. There are also medical causes for bad breath.
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See a dentist: You really need to see a dentist as there may be significant medical reasons for your bad breath.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2013

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