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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of bad breath? my breath always smells gross. i mouthwash, brush my teeth, floss, eat mints, chew gum and it's still gross. anyone have any tips?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your Dentist: You may have periodontal (gum) disease and require treatment. If you have not had a thorough cleaning, then it is important to have one. Also using a tongue scraper, will remove debris from the back of the tongue that collects and has a foul odor. Use of chlorine dioxide containing mouth rinses has also shown to be effective in some people. (closys ii or breathrx).
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
Oxyfresh: Try this product. Oxyfresh binds to the sulfur compounds and creates a chemical that does not smell bad. It sounds like you are doing everything else to keep the bad breath away.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
See a dentist: You need more information about the cause of your problem. A dentist may be able to help.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Masking the problem: Everything you are doing is covering up the underlying problem... Treat the cause and solve your problem. Is it your teeth, periodontal problems, acid reflux, or your diet? Don't guess, go see a dentist and physician. They will be able to help you.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Find the cause: You get rid of bad breath by finding out the cause(s) and then addressing the problem with the appropriate treatment. There are both many dental and medical possibilities. See the following website for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm then see a dentist first and\or physician for proper evaluation & diagnosis.

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