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Any tips for bad halitosis?

Any tips for bad halitosis?

Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...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


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Is any proper and permanent remedy of halitosis or bad breath?

Is any proper and permanent remedy of halitosis or bad breath?

Find cause: Hallitosis can be a disheartening issue for many. To answer whether there is permanent remedy is impossible if the cause of it is unknown. The most common causes of halitosis are gastroesophageal reflux, chronic pharyngitis/rhinitis, poor dentition and poor oral hygiene, but in most cases it is unknown. It appears to change a lot in most people (some days you have it and then it goes away). ...Read more

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What can I do for bad breath after removal of tonsils?

What can I do for  bad breath after removal of tonsils?

Decrease bacteria level: If the bad breath is coming from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup you need to use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth to keep the bacteria level down. ...Read more

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What can I do for constant halitosis?

Check with dentist: Constant halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by a number of things: tooth decay gum disease poor oral hygiene (do you brush properly, do you floss, do you brush or clean your tongue). It can also be caused by your diet. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of terrible bad breath? Home remedies or medical solutions to this?

How can I get rid of terrible bad breath? Home remedies or medical solutions to this?

Find cause first: You need to see what is causing your bad breath for that you need professional help to see if the cause is in your mouth your stomach or your sinus it won't go away by itself. ...Read more

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What are some tips to eliminate bad breath from food?

What are some tips to eliminate bad breath from food?

Watch your diet: You can't eliminate bad breath from food...Unless you mean eliminate bad breath from eating. The best bet is to not eat things that will give you bad breath emanating from either your mouth or your stomach. Case in point...Onions, garlic, broccoli etc. But you can keep your teeth and tongue clean to help with the oral problem of bad breath. ...Read more

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Weird taste in mouth. I use mouthwash, drink lots of water, no drug allergies/sickness/conditions. Any tips to cure it?

Weird taste in mouth. I use mouthwash, drink lots of water, no drug allergies/sickness/conditions. Any tips to cure it?

Blood Test: What anomalies show up in your blood test. Sometimes, there may be influences that enter the mouth via the saliva, etc. Other items may cause this from what you eat, drink, smoke. ...Read more

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Having a sorethroat for 3d coughing, no flame, fever etc, any tips for relief? And what to not do?

Having a sorethroat for 3d coughing, no flame, fever etc, any tips for relief? And what to not do?

Basics : Rest, fluids, acetaminophen/ ibuprofen/naproxen for discomfort, & warm salt water gargles. If not better in 7 days, see a doctor. Don't eat spicey and acidic foods/beverages. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent solution for bad breath?

Yes: Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and seeing your dnetist on a frequent basis. Also avoiding foods or minimizing foods such as raw onions and garlic as your digestive system may not process t well and may stay with you long afteryou have eaten them despite your oral hygiene efforts. ...Read more

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If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

Check teeth again: Do you still have your wisdom teeth? If so they tend to build up plaque which causes mouth odor. Do you floss every day? Rarely halitosis (bad breath) can come from diseased tonsils. Are they large or painful? Do you have symptoms of sinusitis (headache, fever, cough, nasal congestion)? Sinusitis can cause bad breath in some cases. Try flossing more and have wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for how to get rid of this terrible back pain?

Any suggestions for how to get rid of this terrible back pain?

Conservative first: Conservative treatment is the first step. A combination of core muscle strengthening, intermittent and as needed use of anti-inflammatory medications and maintaining an ideal body weight is usually effective at managing back pain. If this is unsuccessful, i would recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hiatus hernia. Symptoms- some reflux, and bad breath. Any solutions to bad breath ? Any home remedies ?

I was diagnosed with hiatus hernia. Symptoms- some reflux, and bad breath. Any solutions to bad breath ? Any home remedies ?

Baking soda: Baking soda is a good home ready to neutralize acid from reflux, often responsible for symptoms. If the hernia is small, it probably isn't responsible for the symptoms. I it's large, may require surgical repair by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some suggestions for getting into a good habit for teeth brushing?

What are some suggestions for getting into a good habit for teeth brushing?

Consistency: Brushing and flossing your teeth at certain times of the day will become a habit if you do it consistently. A good rule of thumb to follow would be to brush at least twice a day, once upon arising and once before going to bed. If you do this consistently, you will develop the habit of brushing at those times and won't feel good if you miss. ...Read more

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Bad breath remedies and prevention, what to do?

Bad breath remedies and prevention, what to do?

Bad breath: caused by dental problems can be prevented by good oral hygiene and professional cleaning and dental treatment. The treatment of bad breath depends on its cause. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to get white & bright teeths? Or any particular product to use? And how to avoid bad breath? Thnx

Any home remedies to get white & bright teeths? Or any particular product to use? And how to avoid bad breath? Thnx

Chlorine dioxide : Floss your teeth well, then brush & rinse with chlorine dioxide (ie closys). The chlorine dioxide kills gram negative aneurobic bacteria that is usually the cause of bad breath and it also whitens your teeth as a side effect. I use this in my practice for my patients and it works very well. This is also used for periodontal/gum problems. ...Read more

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What's the solution to bad breath for kids that brush twice daily?

What's the solution to bad breath for kids that brush twice daily?

Halitosis: Halitosis can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of these conditions need to be diagnosed by a local dentist and physician who can actually see you and determine the cause of your bad breath after taking a full medical hx. Once the cause is determined, then treatment can be rendered and you can begin to feel better. ...Read more

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