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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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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

Keep teeth clean
2 Min, Once, forever
Avoid smelly foods
Once
See a dentist
Yearly
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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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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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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry month
Once
Assess diet to see if any foods are causing bad breath
Once
If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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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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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

Maintain dental visits
Once
Brush and floss at least 2 times daily, if not more
Once
Brush the tongue
Once
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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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