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My tongue keeps getting dry and turns white whenever I start speaking, thus giving me horrible bad breath. I brush twice and scrape 5+ times daily,?

My tongue keeps getting dry and turns white whenever I start speaking, thus giving me horrible bad breath. I brush twice and scrape 5+ times daily,?

Check with doctor: Check with your doctor to make sure that you do not have a yeast infection on your tongue. You also need to make sure that you do not have some other condition like diabetes that could cause you to be dehydrated and constantly have a dry mouth. Until you are seen I suggest drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, alcohol and processed sugars. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

I almost always have a bitter taste in my mouth that gives me bad breath. But I have excellent oral hygiene. What is causing this?

Other sources: Must consider either sinus source or possibility of gastric reflux. Is your breath worse in the morning? May be having acid reflux while sleeping. Would consider exam by ENT and discussion of GERD with physician as well if source is not oral. ...Read more

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I have bad breath. Is that why my tongue is white?

I have bad breath. Is that why my tongue is white?

Bad breath: Bad breath can be from a host of both dental and medical conditions. By far the biggest cause is poor oral hygiene which results in decaying food debris between teeth, under gums and on tongue. The white tongue can be merely plaque or any one of a number of other conditions. See your dentist to get a proper diagnosis, counselling and treatment. You can't solve this on your own over the internet. ...Read more

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Does having a tongue ring cause bad breath?

Does having a tongue ring cause bad breath?

Probably very little: Most people's tongues are cleaned somewhat by food and drinking, so that thick odoriferous bacteria does not build up. There are tools sold to scrape and clean the tongue if you are concerned, or you could just use a dull dinner type knife to scrape the tongue. What I would be worried about is breaking and cracking of teeth. I have seen teeth lost from clenching on the barbell. ...Read more

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Help! There's white tongue causing bad breath?

Help! There's white tongue causing bad breath?

See dentist: There can be a few reasons for white tongue. A dentist or an ear nose and throat specialist can help you to uncover whether it could be from medication, thrush or another cause. ...Read more

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Help! I have white hairy tongue with bad breath?

Help! I have white hairy tongue with bad breath?

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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Geographic tongue causing bad breath, what to do?

Geographic tongue causing bad breath, what to do?

Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue per se does not cause bad breath. See your dentist for an exam and evaluation to see what's causing your bad breath. There are also medical issues that can cause this. For some general information see: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Is having white hairy tongue correlated to bad breath?

Yes: White hairy tongue is a fungal infection by the fungus candida albicans. It's the most common oral fungus. The fungal spores harbor bacteria and food odors producing an odor on the breath. It can be treated by tongue brushing, tongue scraping, antifungal rinses, and antifungal systemic medications depending on severity and resistance. Try brushing first for a week or so! ...Read more

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Is there a relation between bad breath and white tongue?

White Tongue?: White buildup on the tongue could contribute to some bad breath situations. Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by other conditions, such as gingivitis or gum disease, medications or medical problems, types of food in your diet, smoking, alcohol. Your dentist can prescribe a treatment for halitosis after he/she determines the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure white hairy tongue with bad breath?

What can I do to cure white hairy tongue with bad breath?

See your dentist: Try getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist office, eating foods like apples, celery and carrots, flossing you teeth at least once a day, brushing 3x a day and brushibng yor tongue with your tooth brush. Stop smoking if yo do and take vitamin c and a mutilple vitamin daily. ...Read more

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I have white tongue and bad breath. What can I do to fix it?

White tongue: It would be wise to visit your dentist to rule out a possible fungal infection. A bad breath can be due to gum disease or having cavities in the mouth. It is also possible that you may just need a good cleaning that would solve the issue in hand. ...Read more

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Help please! I'm having white tongue causing bad breath. How to stop this?

Tongue blade: Go buy a tongue blade that is used to remove the white buildup on your tongue and then brush 2x daily. ...Read more

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The silavia on back of tongue on the bumps stinks why? And I think my bad breath comes from back there

Bacteria caused odor: The tongue is a cause of much mouth odor due to bacteria and food particles lodged in the many creases and crevices of the tongue. Regular tongue scraping is very helpful in maintaining a healthy, and odor free, mouth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about healthy tongue, but bad breath?

Bad breath: Also called Halitosis and is caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see an oral medicine (dentist-specialist) to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. Many options and cures are available. ...Read more

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Bad breath on tongue. What is a better way to clean it without brushing?

Bad breath on tongue. What is a better way to clean it without brushing?

No better way: There is no better way to clean your tongue than to take a tooth or a tongue brush and scrape it. ...Read more

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Bad breath, strong body order, whitish coat on the tongue. What can these point to?

Poor hygiene: Hopefully it's nothing more than poor oral and general hygiene. See both a dentist and physician to rule out all other causes. Practice better oral and overall hygiene. Take better care of yourself or suffer the consequences over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Brush everyday including scrapping tongue and still have bad breath what can it be?

Brush everyday including scrapping tongue and still have bad breath what can it be?

Hygiene appointment: When was the last time you had a professional hygiene appointment with radiographs? Speak with the dentist to make sure that you don't have any underlying dental issues and make sure to floss regularly in addition to brushing at a 45% angle to get under the interface between the tooth and the gingiva. If no dental etiology is found, you may be referred to your MD. ...Read more

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Does black hairy tongue cause bad breath? I have developed black hairy tongue and am very worried about my breath. Is bad breath a common symptom?

Yes: Black hairy tongue is caused by the elongation of the papillas of the tounge, caused by an overgrowth of fungi. Most likely brought on by taking antibiotics or certain mouthwashes. Bad breath can occur when sulpher compounds collect in the elongated papilla. Tongue scraping can help. ...Read more

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My tongue is white This has caused me bad breath for years and its not going away. I brush my tongue, floss, use a tongue scraper, and nothing helps..

My tongue is white This has caused me bad breath for years and its not going away. I brush my tongue, floss, use a tongue scraper, and nothing helps..

Tongue brushing: Brush your tongue regularly like brushing your teeth. It will come off eventually.
As to the bad breath. use alcohol-free mouthwash. Follow the direction of the manufacturer. I use and recommend to patients alcohol-free CoQ10 mouthwash.
In 2 weeks your morning breath will be fresher assuming that you don't have cavity and/or nasal drip.
If problem persists, visit a Dentist and/or Physician. ...Read more

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Does bad breath come from your tongue or teeth or the gumline?

Does bad breath come from your tongue or teeth or the gumline?

Can come from all: Bad breath can come from any of these and can also come from your stomach. The cause can be infection, bacteria, or an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Any home treatment from bad breath? Tongue having white spots.

Home??? Treatment??: Home tx for bad breath? Pretty much like "home treatment" for any other smelly parts of your body. .. With an exception of - if your armpits stink, or other places... You can get into shower, or soak yourself in a nice bath... For as long as you want and get all those places clean and fresh! For how long? Until you sweat again... In your mouth it is different, as you cannot "soak" your mouth. ...Read more

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I have coating on tongue and its not fungus. But it causes me very bad breath. I also sweat easily and a lot without effort. I train 2-4/week.

Sulphur: Bad breath often caused by sulphur producing bacteria. Brushing alone will not solve your problem. See your PCP or ENT to rule out infected tonsils/adenoids/sinuses. Then see your Dentist for brushing (including tongue) instructions, floss and/or Water Pik use, and use of tongue scraper. Eliminate odoriferous foods from your diet. ...Read more

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The surface of my tongue that's usually white becomes coloured, like yellow. Having bad breath a while. Not a smoker, not drinking. What to do?

The surface of my tongue that's usually white becomes coloured, like yellow. Having bad breath a while. Not a smoker, not drinking. What to do?

TONGUE BRUSH: Your oral cavity contains over 100 strains of bacteria.The tongue is a good place to hang out so buy a metal or plastic tongue scraper or use your toothbrush to scrape your tongue. Also use a mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide rinses. ...Read more

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I noticed I was getting a bad taste behind my tongue & bad breath, today I noticed I have bumps in the back of my tongue, doesn't hurt. What is it?

Bumps, tongue: Likely you are looking at circumvallate papillae=normal. One typically cannot tell when we have bad breath ;another person needs to confirm ;start with improvement in oral hygiene and dental care ...Read more

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4yr old had tonsillectomy. Has a grey/whitish coating on tongue. Also bad breath. Is this normal?

4yr old had tonsillectomy. Has a grey/whitish coating on tongue. Also bad breath. Is this normal?

Coated tongue: Coated tongue may be due to debris ndbcteri ccumulating on your tongue after surgery.Dehydration may add to the oroblem. ...Read more

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Does tonsil stone cause white tongue? And white tongue cause bad breath?

Possibly: White tongue may be a buildup of bacteria on your tongue. The waste from the bacteria can cause bad breath. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Overtime, my tongue keeps getting dry and develops a white coating which CAN be scraped off, difficulty speaking, bad breath saliva=thick white paste.

Meds?: Are you on meds that can cause a dry mouth? Do you stay well hydrated? Have you tried to brush your tongue with toothpaste or rinse with listerine? ...Read more

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Wife has bad breath, yellowish / whiteish tongue after tooth extraction. Any quick remedies?

Brush: Make sure she is brushing her tongue as part of good oral care, or using a tongue scraper. That would be a good place to begin. ...Read more

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