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What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

What causes bad breath in a child who has healthy teeth?

Age, hygiene, diet: Age, diet, and hygiene are major factors in some sources of bad breath. Sinus issues can cause malodor. The usual source is improper or infrequent brushing and flossing. The parent should supervise or even intervene if the child is non compliant. ...Read more

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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What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

What can cause bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Poor hygiene?: Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by plague or bacterial coating on teeth or gums, digestive problems, diet, or some systemic conditions can cause this. Have your dentist examine your child. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad breath in a child with healthy teeth?

Child's bad breath: It could be a post nasal drip or GI issue among other things. While your child may not have any cavities, his\her oral hygiene may be lacking. First check it out with your dentist, and if necessary a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infected tonsils/adenoids. Start w dentist. He may want you to see ent. ...Read more

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Son has good teeth but real bad breath, what to do?

Son has good teeth but real bad breath, what to do?

Halitosis: Bad breath doesn't always come from bad teeth... Acid reflux, diet, and periodontal problems can all contribute. A further work-up with your son's physician and dentist is indicated. ...Read more

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I have very bad breath because my teeth are rotten. Can this be treated? I'm only 20.

I have very bad breath because my teeth are rotten. Can this be treated? I'm only 20.

Sure: Best bet is to call a local dentist for an appointment. You can ask them what would work best for your mouth regarding cosmetic and restorative care. ...Read more

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I would like to know what causes a bad breath no matter how much thoroughly I wash my teeth?

Bad breath: Chronic bad breath may be due to: smoking, chronic dental decay and periodontal infection, abscessed tonsils, certain lung conditions like brochiectasis, chronic sinus infection, certain foods (if consumed regularly), and there are a few genetic causes (unfortunately, as yet there are not readily available tests for these conditions). ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent bad breath from capped teeth?

Is there a good way to prevent bad breath from capped teeth?

Bad crown: If the bad smell and taste is from the crown and nothing else, there is something wrong with the crown and needs to be replaced. A crown done by a general dentist typically lasts 5 to 10 years. Crowns done by specialists (prosthodontist) last longer10 to 20. ...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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Gf has beautiful straight white teeth, but so what casues her terrible bad breath?

Gf has beautiful straight white teeth, but so what casues her terrible bad breath?

Hard to say: Could be gingivitis, periodontitis, diet, cavities, and acid reflux, all which have nothing to do with straight, white teeth.

She should be examined by both a dentist and a physician to rule out any of the above problems. ...Read more

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I'm having a really bad breath issue I have been to the Dennis have all my teeth checked and fixed. I don't know what the odor is coming from I do hav?

I'm having a really bad breath issue I have been to the Dennis have all my teeth checked and fixed. I don't know what the odor is coming from I do hav?

Glad to hear: That your teeth are ok. It may be a dietary issue, something you are eating. It may be a digestive issue. Please see your doc for further help. Peace and good health. Maybe a sinus issue. ...Read more

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If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

If not teeth problems and no sinusitis, what are your ideas on curing bad breath?

Check teeth again: Do you still have your wisdom teeth? If so they tend to build up plaque which causes mouth odor. Do you floss every day? Rarely halitosis (bad breath) can come from diseased tonsils. Are they large or painful? Do you have symptoms of sinusitis (headache, fever, cough, nasal congestion)? Sinusitis can cause bad breath in some cases. Try flossing more and have wisdom teeth removed. ...Read more

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Does bad breath come from your tongue or teeth or the gumline?

Does bad breath come from your tongue or teeth or the gumline?

Can come from all: Bad breath can come from any of these and can also come from your stomach. The cause can be infection, bacteria, or an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Would removing my wisdom teeth help stop bad breath?

Would removing my wisdom teeth help stop bad breath?

Halitosis: Dental disease is the most common cause of halitosis. However, one should not anticipate that removing the wisdom teeth would eradicate this problem. If you have chronic tonsil problems, chronic sinusitis, this can cause some bad breath issues. Lastly, gastrointestinal digestive problems also contribute to halitosis in many cases. ...Read more

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Can washing your teeth the only solution to get rid of bad breath?

Can washing your teeth the only solution to get rid of bad breath?

Bad breath: Keeping your mouth healthy can only be one part of getting rid of bad breath. There can be other causes of bad breath such as acid reflux and sinus drainage. Make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, both above and below the gumline. Just because they look good above the gums, there may be gum disease under the gums. Once you know they are good, if the bad breath persists consult your doctor. ...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?

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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I'm experiencing sudden teeth sensitiity for 3 days. Could it be acid reflux? I have no other symptoms of acid reflux present at the moment except bad breath.

I'm experiencing sudden teeth sensitiity for 3 days. Could it be acid reflux? I have no other symptoms of acid reflux present at the moment except bad breath.

Could Be Grinding: When people grind or clench their teeth, they can become sensitive. Also, if you find some abrasion along the gumline, it could also be due to over-aggressive brushing. I like to tell my patients to "tickle their teeth to death, don't scrub them like the kitchen sink.". ...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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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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My daughter 8yrs has really bad breath. She is cavity free and has perfect teeth. How can I fix this?

My daughter 8yrs has really bad breath. She is cavity free and has perfect teeth. How can I fix this?

Multiple causes: Please see both dentist and pediatrician, who may in turn wish to refer you to specialists, to check for: flossing to remove bacteria from between teeth, need for cleaning back of tongue, infected tonsils &/or adenoids, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. ...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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Hi, my daughter has bad breath, but she is brushing her teeth twice a day, what could be the the issue? She is 5.

Maybe not teeth: In your daughter's age group a few things are possible to cause bad breath. 1) Acid Reflux; 2) Chronic Allergies. These are the most common but there can be some others that are a bit more severe. Recommend having your child's pediatrician look at her. ...Read more

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I clean my teeth every day use mouthwash and floss regularly but I've got really bad breath all the time why is this?

I clean my teeth every day use mouthwash and floss regularly but I've got really bad breath all the time why is this?

Bad breath: Brush and floss. Clean your tongue either with a toothbrush or a tongue cleaner. Check with your dentist for unrestored decay or any mouth or throat infections.
Other causes of bad breath are acid reflux, infected tonsils, diet, smoking, systemic disease.
Talk to your dentist for suggestions to resolve the bad breath. ...Read more

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I saw an ad that says bad breath is from the tongue, but whenever I floss it smells bad as well. Why isn't it from between the teeth?

I saw an ad that says bad breath is from the tongue, but whenever I floss it smells bad as well. Why isn't it from between the teeth?

Many causes: A build up of material on the tongue can cause bad breath, but definitely is not the only possibility. Poor oral hygeine is a big cause. Food impaction between the teeth can also play a role. Acid reflux and sinus drainage are a few others. The first step would be a comprehensive oral exam. ...Read more

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I have experienced an increase of bad breath. I brush my teeth twice a day and have a healthy set of teeth. What could the causes be?

I have experienced an increase of bad breath. I brush my teeth twice a day and have a healthy set of teeth. What could the causes be?

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more