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A 27-year-old female asked:

I floss, brush my teeth twice, use mouth wash & yet i have a bad breath. how can i avoid this once & for all? it's embarrassing. thank you

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sonober Umair
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Answer: See the dentist regularly twice a year for regular check up, most of the times early plaque or caries can cause bad breath. Then watch for foods that can cause bad breath like onions, garlic etc. To avoid public embarrassment keep mint gum or lozenges handy.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Several issues: This may be from reflux esophagitis, post nasal drip, gingivitis, or conceivably an esophageal diverticulum. A good place to start would be with your dentist. If there is no focus in the oral cavity, an ENT doctor would be my next step. This can be worked out successfully. Do not give up. Good luck and feel better.
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Last updated May 10, 2017

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