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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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