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Bad Breath (Overview)

Unpleasant, distinctive, or offensive breath odor is commonly called bad breath.


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Why does garlic cause bad breath?

Why does garlic cause bad breath?

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 more

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Bad Breath (Overview)

Unpleasant, distinctive, or offensive breath odor is commonly called bad breath.


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Could tooth decay always mean bad breath?

Could tooth decay always mean bad breath?

It is possible: However, the proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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How do I treat bad breath?

How do I treat bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, and you are not eating anything like onions or garlic, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. ...Read more

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I have very bad breath because my teeth are rotten. Can this be treated? I'm only 20.

Sure: Best bet is to call a local dentist for an appointment. You can ask them what would work best for your mouth regarding cosmetic and restorative care. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any "treatment" to bad breath?

Please let me know if there is any "treatment" to bad breath?

Three possibilities: Bad breath usually is caused by one or a combination of these three problems: teeth, sinuses, digestive issues. First see dentist for a complete exam and cleaning to fix and/or rule out dental issues. If not resolved then see ear, nose and throat specialist and gastroenterologist. Your choice which one first. In the mean time brush and floss twice daily and use listerine or pro-health mouthwash. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for severe acne, bad breath, and sweaty palms?

Separate issues: Severe acne needs to be treated by a doctor with prescriptions and laser care and a long term treatment plan. Anxiety can cause a break out as well as sweaty palms. Speak with a doctor regarding the underlying anxiety and consider botox. Bad breath can mean either a dental problem or a gastrointestinal problem and your doctor could help you with this. Infections can cause bad breath as well. ...Read more

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How to cure bad breath problem.?

Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral health, and you are on no medications which can cause salivary gland decrease, you may wabt to see your doctor. Good oral hygiene is imperative, teeth, gums, flossing, and tongue should all be cleansed frequently. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of bad breath?

What should I do to get rid of bad breath?

See a dentist: Bad breath can come from different sources. You should see a dentist to rule out any infections, gum problems or tongue issues. Assuming you don't have those, see an ent. Sometimes bad breath can come from tonsils, sinuses, or stomach. ...Read more

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