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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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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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Chronic halitosis despite good oral hygiene, non smoker, no strong smelling foods being consumed, healthy weight range and no other issues. Causes?

Chronic halitosis despite good oral hygiene, non smoker, no strong smelling foods being consumed,  healthy weight range and no other issues. Causes?

Other sources: You may have sinus problems, or stomach problems. Don't limit halitosis to just your mouth. That is just where the odor is coming from. Although many times is a dental or hygiene problem. ...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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