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Can gingivitis cause bad breath?

Can gingivitis cause bad breath?

Of course: In most cases, gingivitis, or gum disease, is caused by improper oral hygiene, thus your bad breath is caused by gingivitis. The good news is it can be completely cured. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

Dental exam: You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth or the gum tissue between your teeth will get gray or white and flatten; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. As long as the bacteria is in your gums, your breath may never get better. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath? I have bad breath. I went to a dentist office because i thought that I have gum disease. The told me that i don't have it ( I have no insurance, so I have to self pay). They clean my tooth and took X-ray and did'n find an

What is the cause of bad breath? I have  bad breath. I went to a dentist office because i thought that I have gum disease. The told me that i don't have it ( I have no insurance, so I have to self pay). They clean my tooth and took X-ray and did'n find an

Many things: Besides gum disease other factors can cause bad breath or halitosis. It could be related to your diet. It could be related to a build up of bacteria not only on your teeth and gums, but also on your tongue and cheeks. I would recommend a tongue cleaner or gently using you tooth brush on your tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth to help reduce the bacteria that can contribute to bad breath. ...Read more

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Are gum disease and bad breath linked? I haven't been to the dentist in a couple years, and have recently noticed both sore gums when i brush and persistent bad breath. Will getting my gums looked at fix the bad breath problem? .

Are gum disease and bad breath linked? I haven't been to the dentist in a couple years, and have recently noticed both sore gums when i brush and persistent bad breath. Will getting my gums looked at fix the bad breath problem?


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According : According to the information you have provided, long time without visiting a dentist, soreness of your gums and bad odor and taste after brushing your teeth, are indicatives of a possible presence of a periodontal disease, and it does cause bad breath. I would recommend and immediate appointment to a dentist to determine if you fall into this category for bad breath or the other reason could also be gastrointestinally related, if so you will need to seek help through your general physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bad breath I can't smell. Brush floss nightly. No cavities or gum disease. Have tried nasal washes and saline spray. Any suggestions?

2 ideas: If you have ruled out dental or gingival disease as a cause of you halitosis, consider 1.) LPR or high acid reflux and 2.) chronic tonsillitis in which there are food particles caught in the crypts of the tonsils. The latter is a common cause of bad breath even in the absence of infection. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of bad breath?

What in the hetaking: Not getting breaking down food out between your teeth using floss. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Many reasons: Bad breath can be attributed to many causes medications tooth decay gum disease stomach problems if food products stay in your mouth and decompose they will cause bad breath have it checked out if you have bad breath. ...Read more

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I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

I do I cure bad breath? And what causes bad breath?

Bad Breath Cures: The symptom of bad breath can come from many different ways in the digestive system. I would start with the mouth. Be certain that you are current with your dentist. Periodontal disease can lead to bad breath. Getting and keeping your gums clean can go a long way to improve breath. Be sure to clean your tongue. I recommend a tongue scraper and change your toothbrush regularly. ...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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more