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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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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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Why does it stink when my husband sneezes ? It happens a lot . He brushes his teeth so it can't be bad breath

Why does it stink when my husband sneezes ? It happens a lot . He brushes his teeth so it can't be bad breath

May be Phlegm: Sometimes the sensation of bad breath comes from the throat. I have many patients who suffer from sinus drainage. This can have an odor and be noticed when he sneezes. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins.. But still end up with bad breath, when i wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon.. How can I prevent it?

I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins.. But still end up with bad breath, when i wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon.. How can I prevent it?

Get a dental checkup: Visit your dentist.You may be brushing well however there can beat tartar present on teeth which ouare not able to brush off or build up under the gums or therecould be cavities causing bad breath ..Visit your dentist so can get the cause of bad breath treated. ...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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Although i brush my teeth every day i still have bad breath. Any way i can fix this issue?

Although i brush my teeth every day i still have bad breath. Any way i can fix this issue?

Determine Cause: Brushing alone may not be the answer. Cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, diet, and sinus infections can all contribute to halitosis. Please call your dentist for an examination and take it from there. ...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?

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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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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