A 44-year-old female asked:
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can fillings cause the breath to scent?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not the fillings: More likely food particles trapped in rough fillings or between teeth. Brush 2-3 times a day w/ soft brush; floss between teeth at least once a day; rinse mouth after every meal; brush tongue to remove trapped food particles. If eat much garlic/onions/etc, eat parlsey or watercress to help freshen breath. Have yearly dental check-ups.
Answered on Apr 21, 2013

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