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Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bacteria and eliminate 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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What antibiotic and dose will give me a full mouth detox to eliminate bacteria causing halitosis? I've no dental problems and perfectly healthy teeth

Not that simple!: It's impossible to eliminate all the bacteria in your mouth & even if you could, first they would only return, and secondly it wouldn't necessarily stop the halitosis. There are lots of causes for halitosis, both dental and medical. If you really want to do something, first see a dentist to check for all the dental possibilities, and then see a physician if necessary to rule out the medical ones. ...Read more

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I've had a white tongue for 4 months and bad breath weight loss is this diabetes or is this candida is sure smells acidic, and bad antibiotics too?

I've had a white tongue for 4 months and bad breath weight loss is this diabetes or is this candida is sure smells acidic, and bad antibiotics too?

Internet Diagnosis: The internet is a terrific place to learn and share experiences. Unfortunately, it cannot replace the care of a physician. You have multiple symptoms that require the attention of a physician, who will take a full medical history, perform an exam, and will most likely run blood work. Guessing regarding your well being is not what you want or deserve. ...Read more

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Right Back pain & unexplained lower back bruise, bloating, extreme gas, indigestion, bad breath. + for h plyori before but got no antibiotics.Cause?

Right Back pain & unexplained lower back bruise, bloating, extreme gas, indigestion,  bad breath.  + for h plyori before but got no antibiotics.Cause?

Abdominal pain: If your H.pylori was not treated then there is a very good chance that it is still active. Typically you will need to have a breath test or endoscopy at which time they can biopsy and retest for active disease will also evaluating other causes for gas/reflux. If your pain occurs after eating high fat meal/high protein meal then concerns for gallbladder disease exist. GI or general surgeon ...Read more

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Whats the best way to treat halitosis?

Full mouth detox: Halitosis is caused by bacterial by- products in your mouth, by reducing bacterial counts to almost zero will eliminate halitosis , brushing and flossing and even mouthwash will not do it, as you cannot reach all the places where bacteria hide in your mouth in 2-3 minutes ( when you conduct your morning teeth brushing ritual) . It is like comparing car wash vs car detailing... We use full detox. ...Read more

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How can one treat halitosis?

How can one treat halitosis?

Full mouth DETOX pro: The term "treat" may not apply to halitosis ( bad breath) as it is not desease , but condition caused by billions of odor- producing bacteria in your mouth. It is impossible to brush/floss/rinse 'em away! we have developed a method called bios (bio immersion oxydation system) to kill ( yes ! to kill ) those bacteria in your mouth- up to 99.98%. So - no bad bacteria- no bad breath! it works! ...Read more

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How can I treat halitosis at home?

How can I treat halitosis at home?

Treat??? You cannot!: Halitosis is not disease! so you cannot "treat" it. Halitosis ( bad breath) is a condition that is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth. By eliminating (killing) those bacteria on daily basis , you will be free from halitosis . Many doctors on this forum recommend to brush and floss. It never works! you cannot kill bacteria by brushing/flossing/mouthwash. No2badbreath.Com. ...Read more

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How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

Different ways: If halitosis is caused from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup in your mouth you need to use mouthwash that kills the bacteria, use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. If the halitosis is caused from a lung condition or a gastrointestinal condition then you need to see your physician and find out why. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infectious condition that causes Halitosis?

How can I treat an infectious condition that causes Halitosis?

See a denist: There are 3 infectious etiologies for halitosis. First, bacteria growing in the deep cripts of the tongue. A tongue scraper may help this after brushing. Second, Hpylori in the stomach causing acid overproduction. Thirdly a gum, tooth or other chronic oral infection. Its really best to see a good dentist and have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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How is halitosis treated?

How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more