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Anxiety Bad Breath
On anxiety meds. So it dries my mouth. Bad breath. I use biotene wash and paste. Doesn't help much. Going on date soon. What can I do? Embarrassed.
Relaxation: Though the anti axiety medication causes dryness, drinking regularly close to 64 ounces a day will reduce dryness. Mouth swish with hydrogen perioxide will hel reduce odor . Also use of mint will ensure fresh ment smell during your date. Then feel relaxed and enjoy your moment ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Well I have bad breath and its comes from back of my throat, does this comes from my anxiety condition or from some else?
Dry mouth/bad breath from anti-anxiety meds. Tried "dry mouth" toothpaste and mouthwash. Lemon water.. gum doesn't work long at all.. No luck. Help?
Dry mouth: Older (tricylic) antidepressants used for depression and anxiety commonly cause dry mouth. But SSRI, MAOI type medications and most of the short-acting anti-anxiety medications are not known cause dry mouth/bad breath. Discuss alternate med with prescribing doctor. You may also benefit from a dental exam to make sure there is no other condition causing dry mouth/bad breath. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is common: To have bad breath in the morning. Brush, floss and brush your tongue and also gargle before going to bed will reduce but not eliminate this, as when we sleep salivary flow decreases and therefore bacteria build up causing bad breath. It should go away when you brush, rinse, gargle in the morning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist rule out decay and periodontal disease. Have enhanced hygiene-- brushing at a forty five degree angle between the tooth and the gingiva, flossing correctly, using a tongue scraper and possibly a prescribed rinse. If the etiology is not determined to be dental, a MD consult may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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