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Can Gingivitis Cause Bad Breath
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 things : Most people don't know they have bad breath-a dentist can tell you.Halitosis is usually caused by 3 things: 1) poor oral hygiene leading to gingivitis or periodontitis 2) stomach issues 3) sinus problems. Visit your dentist to have teeth and gums checked and follow their directions. If it's not your mouth, have your doctor check your stomach for acid reflux and your sinuses for chronic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral hygiene: Halitosis or bad breath can have a multitude of causes: food and plaque stuck on or between teeth, decaying teeth, gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced gum disease (periodontitis), and a dirty tongue. Start at home with impeccable oral hygiene including brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day, flossing daily, brushing or scraping the tongue, and using listerine rinse. Also see the dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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