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Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Halitosis: The key to "curing" any chronic health issue is to determine the etiology of the problem. Halitosis may be caused by periodontal disease that should be treated by a good dentist and/or hygienist. In addition, halitosis can be caused by gastric issues that are unresolved, and sometimes by a persistent sinus infection or post-nasal drip. Make an appointment soon to determine the cause and remedy! ...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


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Docs, could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

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

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I have this chronic halitosis and it's so hard and depressing. How can I get the chlorophyll tablet, or capsule?

Halitosis: Chlorophyll tables are not going to help. Most all of bad breath comes from the oral cavity or mouth. Caries, gum disease and poor oral hygiene are the usual suspects. Some bad great could be caused by sinus problems, tonsillar stones, throat infections and gut problems. I recommend you visit a dentists or periodontist to rule out gum disease, cavities or both. ...Read more

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Should I take chlorophyll once a day to combat chronic halitosis?

Should I take chlorophyll once a day to combat chronic halitosis?

Better choices: There are more effective ways to treat halitosis. It usually comes from the mouth and can be an indication of gum disease or it may be helped by scrapping your tongue. If you have not done so, see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

My friend has chronic halitosis and a white tongue. Is it contagious?

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

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Ihave chronic halitosis. Nd my tongue is white have great diet, brush floss been 2everydoctor. I think its on my tongue. Do I need laser tongue surgery?

Ihave chronic halitosis. Nd my tongue is white have great diet, brush floss been 2everydoctor. I think its on my tongue. Do I need laser tongue surgery?

May be your stomach: Halitosis may have many causes. It sounds like you are taking good care of your teeth. If you are continuously getting a white coating on your tongue it may not be related to your teeth. Various medications can cause an overgrowth of the cells on your tongue and they can harbor bacteria which may cause the odor. Sometimes it can be related to your digestive system, check with your md. ...Read more

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I have chronic halitosis from 15 years. I brush, floss andscrap my tongue. I feel there is something heavy in my sinus and I also have constipation. What should I do?

I have chronic halitosis from 15 years. I brush, floss andscrap my tongue. I feel there is something heavy in my sinus and I also have constipation. What should I do?

MD, then DDS?: I suggest that you start by seeing a physician for you medical symptoms. If that doesn't resolve the problem, see a dentist. There are many causes of halitosis and both medical and dental causes need to be ruled out and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. 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

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What is halitosis?

Baaaaad breath......: Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale. Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem". Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing. ...Read more

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What causes halitosis?

What causes halitosis?

Anaerobic bacteria: Bad breath is caused by billions of bacteria in your mouth, the same bacteria also may cause gum desease. The reason it smells is bacause those bacteria produce gases and other waste in your mouth, and when you exhale, people around you may smell this very characteristic smell. ...Read more

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Non tricklia halitosis?

Causes of halitosis:: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... The tube connecting the throat to the air tubes (bronchi) in the lungs is called the trachea (pronounced tray-kee-ah), and is usually not a source of halitosis. A "tricklia" is the trachea? ...Read more

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How is halitosis treated?

How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you cure halitosis?

Proper diagnosis/car: Proper diagnosis and care. Halitosis is caused by a myriad of factors, any one of which could be responsible. Here is a short list: periodontal disease, certain medications, diet, dental caries, poor oral hygiene and more. Your best first option is to get your teeth cleaned and have a thorough exam by a dentist. Discuss your concerns and he/she will recommend a proper course of tx for you. ...Read more

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Any tips for bad halitosis?

Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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How can one treat halitosis?

How can one treat halitosis?

Full mouth DETOX pro: The term "treat" may not apply to halitosis (bad breath) as it is not desease, but condition caused by billions of odor- producing bacteria in your mouth. It is impossible to brush/floss/rinse 'em away! We have developed a method called bios (bio immersion oxydation system) to kill (yes! To kill) those bacteria in your mouth- up to 99.98%. So - no bad bacteria- no bad breath! It works! ...Read more

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