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Can Babies Smell Bad Breath
Hello, my 16 months son has a very bad breath smell since one week, he's not under medication &he eats normally. What are the possible causes of this?
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more
What to do if I am feeling like I have bad breath. I was diagnosedbad. Does this 100% mean by breath is bad and people can smell it?
Simple solution: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. 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
Dental hygiene: First make sure you've got the basics covered. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Using a mouthwash can help also. If these measures aren't working then you should see your dentist as you could have gum disease which is contributing to the bad breath. It's also a good idea to have regular routine dental visits for cleanings. ...Read more
What is ketone breath and what does it smell like, and is it comparable to any other types of bad breath?
My 3yr has really bad breath. The smell is still there after brushing. What is the cause and how can I help?
What does ketone breath smell like, what is it, exactly and how does it smell as opposed to any other kind of bad breath?
I have had bad breath 4 years, but have never been able 2 smell it. Others reactions made me aware of it. I can now smell a foul order when I breathe?
Bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other systemic health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see a dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more
Im42 yrs. Old women suffering from heavy growth on togue bacteria & no madecines or washes or foaming or gargles make useto stop the bad breath smell, cyteal vaginite foaming solution give me good results for few hours give me advice
Only 1 good solution: I have been treating bad breath patients for over27 years. The main consept here is to completely eliminate odor producing bacteria, unfortunately brushing and flossing an mouthwash doesnot provide long lasting effect, due to a fact that it only mechanically removes very small fraction of bacteria from your mouth. We have been utlising full mouth detox and other methods and can achieve 98% succes. ...Read more
Heey doc, ivee been having this chronic bad breath for the pass 3 years now. People could smell me from close doors and feets away. I tried everything?
Determine the cause: Once the cause of your bad breath is determined, you can address the factors and treat your halitosis Diet, sinus infection, decayed teeth, periodontal disease, and acid reflux are a few of the most common causes. Start with your dentist... get a thorough exam and a professional cleaning; have all decayed teeth restored. If problem persists, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.
My periods don't stop. This month, I have a most disgusting smell down there like rotten meat or bad breath.
See GYN: You likely have an infection. See GYN ...Read more
My son just had tonsils removed 4 days ago and has terribly bad breath. What can I do to ease the smell? When will it go away? He's 8 yrs old.
Does the smell of bad breath that you get from having lactose intolerance have the same odor as the smell of bad breath from alcohol? If so why?
Bad breath &bad smell in my nose. My boyfriend can tell me what I've ate by the smell coming from nose. I've tried peroxide. What can I do/whats cause?
Deviated septum: You may have a condition known as " deviated septum" that affects normal passage of secretion from your nose and cause stagnation, this way there are billions of odor producing bacteria, that are being retained there and cause this characteristic odor. Please get referral to ENT specialist. ...Read more
Gum Disease #1: The #1 reason for bad breath is gum disease. Volatile sulfur compound (vsc) are released which causes the rotten egg smell. There are mouth rinses that will neutralize vscs, but the source, which is most likely infected gums, needs to be treated. You will need to see your dentist to treat any gum infection and your physician to rule out a sinus infection or other possible source of your problem. ...Read more
So my boyfriend has bad breath, so when ever I kiss him I want to gag cause it smells bad how dose he get rid of it doc?
Find cause: The usual cause of bad breath is crud on the tongue and between the teeth. Have him floss between his teeth and then run the floss over the back of his tongue. If the floss smells like bad breath afterwards, you've got it treated. You need to do the same of course to keep him company. If the breath is still nasty, there may be chronic oral disease; a physician can find it. Good luck. ...Read more
Bad breath + floss smells after flossing, I don't even have to get it near my nose, especially while flossing molars and p/molars. Pls help.
See dentist: If you have not seen a dentist lately that would be the first thing to do. Periodontal disease is a very common condition in adults, roughly 1 in 3 people have some form of the disease and this can cause the symptoms that you are having. Brushing your tongue or better yet using a tongue scraper can help clean the surface of your tongue which can also be a factor. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.
Tooth extraction now I have bad breath odour something around the extraction site like a white colour think it's food could this be cause of smell?
Could be infection: None of what you're describing sounds uncommon; it could be something very simple that you will solve with normal healing and good oral hygiene. However, you could have an infection and should speak with your surgeon right away. This is LOTS easier and safer to address sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I have gas build up in my body. The gas is not causing any pain or discomfort but I has severe bad breath which smells like excrement for 2 months now?
Bad breath: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. 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
A visit to the: Dentist and pediatrician I'm assuming have already been done. Good hygiene (oral and overall) are obviously paramount. With that said there is a dental rinse called smart mouth available otc that I have had patients report really helps. Make sure the brushing of the teeth and tongue is happening at least 2x/day for at lest 2 minutes each time. A tongue brush system by tung is also very good. ...Read more
Why I have a bad breath smell I brush my teeth every day one time but I eat chocolate everyday is this the cause or what?
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
I'm worried I have bad breath everyone says I don't but if I lick my hand and smell my saliva it smells gross. Is that what others are smelling?
It May Not Be: The perception of smell will vary from person to person. What you perceive as obnoxious may not be to someone else. The foods we eat and drink, meds we take, habits we may have as well as state of your dental health and structures of the oral cavity, sinuses, throat may have an effect on what one smells. Also, consider what you may have touched with your hand before smelling the saliva. ...Read more
I have really bad breath between one of my molars My girlfriend jokes and says it smells like poop and she's right I floss often but smell still there?
Bad Breath: There are many causes of what you describe and the only way to determine the cause followed by appropriate treatment is to see a local dentist for a thorough medical history, clinical exam and x-rays. Causes may include dental decay, periodontal abscess, food impaction, improper or inadequate tooth brushing and flossing, fractured or loose filling, etc. Not to mention some medical conditions. ...Read more
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
I've had bad breath & red spots at the back of my tongue that when I touch them with my finger they smell awful. The spots aren't painful. What is this? & what can I do for it?
Halitosis: An unpleasant odor of the breath. It can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of these conditions need to be diagnosed by a local dentist and physician who can actually see you and determine the cause of your bad breath after taking a full medical hx. Once the cause is determined, then treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated.?
Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more
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