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A 18-year-old male asked:

hi! i am 19 years old and i get acid reflux after each meal and my breath smells bad even after brushing. please help me! i feel so bad and guilty :(?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Several Issues: Reflux due to brain/autonomic nervous system control of esophagus & stomach muscle peristaltic contractions + stomach acid secretion; complex & only partially understood issues. Emotional issues, eating too much, too fast, types of foods & your personal history/reactions all play roles. Halitosis more a function of mucous at back of tongue than teeth. Use a tongue scraper, change foods. Docs sell.
Dr. Charles Emrich
Dentistry 42 years experience
Take action: You should make two appointments. 1) physician to see why the acid reflux hiatal hernia ? 2) see a dentist for a good cleaning and floss your teeth every day you can treat this problem quickly and feel better about yourself! chuck.

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