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How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

Wrong assumption: Your problem may be caused by cavities, acid reflux, gum disease, or diet... All the mouthwash and brushing in the world will not solve your problem, only mask it for 5 minutes. Seek the help of a local dentist and physician who can examine you and determine the cause. ...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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Help please! is brushing your teeth enough to get rid of bad breath?

Help please! is brushing your teeth enough to get rid of bad breath?

First things first: You need to have the cause of your halitosis determined. Is it a dental problem, gum problem, acid reflux, or your diet? Just masking the bad breath for 5 minutes with a "product" will not solve your problem... It will only frustrate you. Have a dental check up and then consult with your physician.. Once the cause of your halitosis is determined, proper advice can be given. All the best.. ...Read more

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Really bad breath because of my tonsils I have a lot of tonsils stones i don't know how to get rid of the smell brushing teeth and mints not helping?

Really bad breath because of my tonsils I have a lot of tonsils stones i don't know how to get rid of the smell brushing teeth and mints not helping?

Prevention is key: To prevent bad breath and tonsil stones in the future, you must use dental floss, oxygenating toothpaste and mouthwash and a tongue cleaner to effectively neutralize the anaerobic bacteria from the very back of the tongue. This procedure three times a day will prevent tonsil stones from forming again. ...Read more

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Tonsil has white mucus on it, but not red & swollen. also have a sore throat and noticeably bad breath when brushing teeth.

See your physician: The bad breath is related to the sore throat. You should see your physician. He can test to make sure you do not have a strep infection, and prescribe appropriate medicine for your sore throat. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad breath when I just brushed my teeth?

Why do I have bad breath when I just brushed my teeth?

Mixed Reasons: Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking and chewing tobacco; gum disease or plaque bulidup on the teeth; medication, sinus, reflux, liver or kidney disease may not allow odor to go away. ...Read more

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I have bad breath and i reaally want to get rid of it i brush my teeth daily ( how often should I brush?

I have bad breath and i reaally want to get rid of it i brush my teeth daily ( how often should I brush?

A simple solution: Bad breath even after brushing needs a powerful help. You can brush and floss and still have a bad breath. 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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I have missing teeth, mostly in the back and on side, bad breath, very hard for me to brush, help, what to do?

I have missing teeth, mostly in the back and on side, bad breath, very hard for me to brush, help, what to do?

See your dentist: Comprehensive evaluation: 1. Dental/Medical history; 2. Oral examination; 3. Diagnostic tests and imaging; 4. Treatment plan. ...Read more

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