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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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Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth

Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i  brush my teeth

Many causes: There are many causes for bad breath, and they are not all due to an irregularity in the mouth. Hopefully you are diligently brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth. The breath passes out from the lungs and throat, metabolic disorders can taint the breath, as can infection in the throat and sinuses. Bad breath is an indicator of an imbalance of health. Please get properly checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have extremely bad breath even though i brush my teeth a lot. What can I do?

What to do if I have extremely bad breath even though i brush my teeth a lot. What can I do?

Bad Breath: Bad breath results from several different sources. Even though you brush your teeth you may have an underlying periodontal (gum) infection. There are systemic disorders that can result in bad breath. Start with your dentist to rule out or treat local conditions as needed. If that fails then seek medical attention with a physician. ...Read more

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When we have our breakfast after brushing our teeth in the morning, can we still have bad breath?

When we have our breakfast after brushing our teeth in the morning, can we still have bad breath?

Absolutely: It is better to brush after breakfast to remove food particles (from breakfast) by brushing and flossing. Bad breath may be related to food debris on your teeth or periodontal disease, untreated oral infections, sinus infections, etc. If it persists, i recommend you see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I brush, floss, and rinse regularly. However, after lunch I do not have enough time to brush my teeth. What can I do to avoid bad breath?

I brush, floss, and rinse regularly. However, after lunch I do not have enough time to brush my teeth. What can I do to avoid bad breath?

Water, gum, diet: First, obviously, avoid known causes like onions, garlic and so on. Foods that are 'non-sticky' will not promote odors since they tend to be swallowed better. Chewing gum helps increase saliva to wash food and germs down; drinking water also helps. Gum with xylitol as a sweetener (found in some gums) will, in additon to helping breath, also help reduce cavities. ...Read more

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I had a bad mouth breath..Even if i brush my teeth the bad breath don't go away..I brush 3 times a day..Its affecting my life.Any home remedies.Plz hlp?

Some advice: You need to see a dentist to check all your teeth and gums. If you have cavities, gum disease, or even just plaque, calculus and food stuck under your gums, you will have bad breath. Do you also floss? Which is a key element to good oral hygiene. Do you use a tongue scraper (or even a tooth brush on your tongue)? First rule out any dental causes. There are also medical causes for bad breath. ...Read more

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White coating on tongue, causing bad breath? How can I get rid of this? This white coating is causing me to have bad breath which is really embarrassing. I brush my teeth 3x's a day, flosh about twice a day and scrape my tongue after every brush. It alwa

See a dentist: Tongue scraping is a great way to remove the debris on your tongue. But it sound like this is not enough for you. There are other causes of bad breath and white tongues, it could be allergies, post nasal drip, thrush infection or other causes. Your dentist can examine your tongue and find a cause and treat it. ...Read more

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Even though I brush my teeth twice in the morning I still have bad breath. I get self-conscious when talking to ppl because of it. What are solutions?

Even though I brush my teeth twice in the morning I still have bad breath. I get self-conscious when talking to ppl because of it. What are solutions?

Halitosis: There are many causes of unpleasant breath odor: bacteria growing on the tongue, mouth, gum, sinuses/nose, tonsils, esophagus, and stomach can produce some compounds with unpleasant odor. Clean the tongue, floss, use antibacterial rinse, treat postnasal drip, reflux etc..If treating these still not adequate, consult doc as some systemic illnesses such as diabetes does this as well. Good luck. ...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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What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

Bad breath: Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read more

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