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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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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.

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 more

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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/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

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more

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What cause bad breath?

What cause bad breath?

Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more

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Bad breath howvto cure?

Bad breath howvto cure?

Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance. ...Read more

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How to remove bad breath?

Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more

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What usually causes bad breath?

What usually causes bad breath?

Bad Breath: There is a whole host of causes of bad breath, both medical and dental. Visit this site for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bad breath?

What causes chronic bad breath?

Gum disease for one: Tonsillar stones are one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Periodontal disease is another. Also a decayed tooth, or gastric reflux as well. Don't over use mouth rinses to hide oral odors, rather see a dentist or ENT to rule out some of these issues. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath?

Many causes: Bad breath can be caused by various conditions. Food which begins breakdown in the mouth eventually is broken down enters the bloodstream carried to your lungs and finally given off in your breath. Poor oral hygiene leading to gum disease adds to halitosis. Smoking and tobacco chewing can cause it as well. Finally medical conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease can cause halitosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have bad breath?

What to do if I may have bad breath?

Many things..: But you first need to determine the cause. Is it dental, diet, gastrointestinal, sinus in nature? You need to first have a dentist examine your teeth and gums for any cavities and periodontal disease. After those items are addressed, you can see a gastroenterologist in regards to acid reflux and your diet. Hope this info helps get your social life back on track... ...Read more

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I have a bad breath, what should I do?

I have a bad breath, what should I do?

Determine the cause: Halitosis can be caused by so many different factors, including but not limited to gum disease, cavities, acid reflux, sinus infection, diet, and tonsil stones. Once the cause is determined, a corrective course of treatment can be recommended. See your PCP and dentist. ...Read more

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What should you eat that causes bad breath?

What should you eat that causes bad breath?

Dairy products: Dairy products can cause bad breath and many other things eg onions or garlic. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Common causes: Your diet, the condition of your teeth and gums (cavities ; periodontitis), acid reflux, and sinus infections, just to name a few. Have your dentist take a look first, then consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a way to completely eliminate bad breath?

Good mouthwash.: You need something that breaks down the volatile sulphur compounds in your mouth. Try breathdr mouthwash. ...Read more

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What are the causes and possible solutions for bad breath?

Mouth to stomach: Mouth: oral cavity is laden with bacteria, gums, ideep crypts of tongue and tonsils (mostly lymph tissue). Human bite is the dirtiest bite in animal kingdom, because we don't take care of properly. Softly brush all the teeth, gums and tongue (yes, tongue), twice daily, mouth wash/gargle. Acid reflux from stomach also a cause. Eat food slowly and relaxed, chew well, drink water, perhaps antacid rx. ...Read more

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What commonly leads to bad breath and how should I avoid it?

Gum disease or other: Bad breathe can be caused by untreated gum disease. Other conditions such as gastrointestinal and respiratory problems can be a factor. On occasion, large tonsils can serve as an area where debris, food particles and bacteria can hide. This too can contribute to bad breathe. Consider seeing a dentist to rule out gum disease and then go from there. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more