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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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?

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.

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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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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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 have problems with bad breath all the time and I sometimes I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but it seems like the bad breath keeps going back. ?

I have problems with bad breath all the time and I sometimes I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but it seems like the bad breath keeps going back. ?

Sometimes?: Bad breath usually caused by sulfur producing bacteria. Need to first of all make sure mouth is healthy, see your Dentist for exam and professional cleaning, Make sure teeth, gums, throat , mouth, absolutely healthy. Need to brush 2x/day EVERY day for 2 full minutes. MUST floss daily and brush top of tongue. See MD to check for GERD, diabetes, etc. Mouthwash ineffective. ...Read more

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I have bad breath and it's due to me never brushing my teeth as a kid. For past 1.5 years I have vasty improved my hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, usually 1 hour after brushing my teeth it appears? How can I rule out underlying causes? I've trie

Bad breath: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...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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Hi, I have been experiencing bad breath for about a year now and it smells like feces and I honestly don't know what to do. I brush my teeth twice a d?

Brushing not enough: Brushing alone will not create a healthy oral environment. Halitosis may be caused by GERD, medications, diet, failure to clean between teeth, need to dislodge material from top of tongue, infected tonsils/adenoids/sinuses, metabolic disorders, etc. Please, you need a full work-up by BOTH your General Dentist and your General Physician. ...Read more

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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