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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can fillings cause the breath to scent?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

My filling came out does it cause bad breath?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bacteria that find: Access under a failing/loose filling can have a simply awful smell and taste. The bad breath is caused by the oral bacteria and not simply from a lost filling. The tooth that has lost the restoration needs to be evaluated very soon. Delay is unwise. Other causes of breath malodor can be explained to you by your dentist. Good luck!
Last updated Apr 21, 2013


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