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Doctor insights on: Does Flaxseed Help Prevent Bad Breath

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How does one prevent bad breath?

How does one prevent bad breath?

Prevention is key: Preventing is important, but to prevent it, you must look for the source. Start with a full exam by a dentist, including radiographs, soft and hard tissue exam, periodontal exam. I see the majority of malodor coming from periodontal disease. Smokers, coffee drinkers, pungent foods, sinusitis, nasal obstructions--many sources. Brush teeth and tongue, floss daily. Correct technique important. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more


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What can you do to prevent bad breath?

What can you do to prevent bad breath?

Prevent bad breath: Ways to prevent bad breath include:
- proper oral hygiene/ brush teeth at least twice a day, floss between every tooth and brush your tongue and roof of mouth.
-visit your dentist 2x/year for cleaning
-stay hydrated throughout the day
-control reflux disease
-chew sugarless (xylitol sweetened) cinnamon-flavored gum
- stop smoking
- hydrogen peroxide or Chlorhexidine mouthwash
-treat tonsil stones. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent bad breath & how can you prevent it?

What are the causes of frequent bad breath & how can you prevent it?

Systemic?: Bad breath can have many different origin, it could be as simple as oral hygiene and health or as complex as systemic diseases like diabetes or GI problems consult you dentist and primary care. ...Read more

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Bad breath remedies and prevention, what to do?

Bad breath remedies and prevention, what to do?

Bad breath: Caused by dental problems can be prevented by good oral hygiene and professional cleaning and dental treatment. The treatment of bad breath depends on its cause. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent bad breath from capped teeth?

Bad crown: If the bad smell and taste is from the crown and nothing else, there is something wrong with the crown and needs to be replaced. A crown done by a general dentist typically lasts 5 to 10 years. Crowns done by specialists (prosthodontist) last longer10 to 20. ...Read more

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How do you prevent bad breath?

How do you prevent bad breath?

FULL MOUTH DETOX: Bad breath is caused by odor producing bacteria in your mouth. It is almost impossible to remove those billions of bacteria from your mouth by simply brushing, flossing, or mouthwash. Yes, after you brush-floss-rinse-chew gum-rinse again-floss-brush again... Then for few minutes you will not have bad breath... The only way to get rid of it- is to do full mouth detox procedure, we exclusively do it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bad breath in the morning?

How can I prevent bad breath in the morning?

Better oral hygiene: A dry mouth will contribute to bad breath. Avoid alcohol before bedtime as this will tend to dry your mouth more.
Also, make sure that your teeth and gums are really clean before bedtime so that the food debris doesn't sit here all night and putrefy. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have bad breath and it's a little annoying and embarrassing. What can I do to prevent it? What causes this bad breath?

Sometimes I have bad breath and it's a little annoying and embarrassing. What can I do to prevent it? What causes this bad breath?

Multitude of: Reasons for bad breath. Best thing to do initially is make sure you are brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Use a good mouth rinse like pro health by crest. Many foods that we eat, coffee, tobacco etc all contribute. See if that helps. Consult with a dentist for an evaluation to make sure that your gums and teeth are healthy. Hopefully all this should resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bad breath? Is there a medicine I can take to get rid of my foul smell?

Dental hygiene: First make sure you've got the basics covered. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Using a mouthwash can help also. If these measures aren't working then you should see your dentist as you could have gum disease which is contributing to the bad breath. It's also a good idea to have regular routine dental visits for cleanings. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the bad breath from acid reflux and keep breath fresh all day and night?

How can I prevent the bad breath from acid reflux and keep breath fresh all day and night?

Sleep on empty tummy: Try to eat your meal 2 hr before bedtime to allow for stomach emptying thus reducing the amount of digesting acid in your stomach. Moreover, avoid fatty food which cause slower emptying of stomach. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath n how can it be prevented.? .I don't have any cavities also..

What is the cause of bad breath n how can it be prevented.? .I don't have any cavities also..

Examination: Bad breath can be caused from many things such as:
1) not cleaning the teeth and gums.
2) cavities - some that you cannot see.
3) gum disease - some that you cannot see.
4) dry mouth situations.
5) stomach/digestion problems.
You need to have your dentist do a complete examination. ...Read more

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Bad breath remedies and prevention please. I'm dating again at 60?

Breath: Bad breath has many causes. Keep your teeth clean by flossing then brushing for five minutes straight 1x/day. Get your gums checked for periodontal disease by your dentist. Watch your diet as some foods cause bad breath and lastly check with your md as some drugs you may be taking may contribute to dry mouth and bad breath. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.

What is the best kind of mouthwash to use to prevent bad breath? I have chronic sinusitis so this may be a factor in the smell of my breath.

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...Read more

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What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

Bad breath: Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

What's the best way to prevent bad breath and dry mouth first thing in the morning?

Brush and eat: Obviously brushing thoroughly will remove the film that has collected on your teeth overnight. An additional source of breath malodor in the morning is sometimes referred to as "hungry breath" and comes from the stomach. Eating something small, especially a bread product will eliminate it quickly. If neither works, get your mouth examined for a specific dental problem like decay or gum disease. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent bad breath if someone has gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Treat the GERD: In addition to treating the gerd you may want to try smart mouth oral rinse as it binds sulphur compounds that are a major former of gases that contribute to bad breath. Also brush with a toothpaste containing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize oral acids that form from the dissolving of the hydrochloric stomach acid gas in the saliva. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) oral rinses may also help breath & tooth problems from gerd. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins. But still end up with bad breath, when I wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon. How can I prevent it?

I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins. But still end up with bad breath, when I wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon. How can I prevent it?

Get a dental checkup: Visit your dentist. You may be brushing well however there can beat tartar present on teeth which ouare not able to brush off or build up under the gums or therecould be cavities causing bad breath. Visit your dentist so can get the cause of bad breath treated. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 18 months was diagnosed with a viral gingivostomatitis in her mouth. What can I do to help the healing/prevent bad breath in her mouth?

My daughter who is 18 months was diagnosed with a viral gingivostomatitis in her mouth. What can I do to help the healing/prevent bad breath in her mouth?

Keep her hydrated: Try offering her cool, non-acidic, non-carbonated drinks such as water, milkshakes, or diluted apple juice. Children's Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help relieve pain and lower fever. This is self limiting and it will get better on its own. ...Read more

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What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

H. Pylori IS BADDD: Bacteria in the intestines is normal. In fact, bacteria plays an important role in the break down of bile and the absorption of some nutrients, but certain bacteria such as H. Pylori can be extremely harmful. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach, if left untreated if can cause cancer a MALT mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. A simple test in your PCPs office can defect H. Pylori ...Read more

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I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath. Any natural remedies?

Yes, qualified: Listen to your body. Eat healthy unprocessed foods. Eat small amounts of food at a time. Hiatal hernia can be problem. Raise arms over head, raise on toes, and drop to jar body, drink water, and press from under left rib cage to navel 3 times before each meals and bedtime. Bad bacteria could be a problem, try raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil as a salad dressing. A. ...Read more

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Why does garlic cause bad breath?

Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read more

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What can I do about my bad breath?

What can I do about my bad breath?

Med causes: Dr sandler provided an excellent response. Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc.. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What can you do about really bad breath?

What can you do about really bad breath?

See your dentist: Just trying to use mouth washes and breath mints may temporarily help, but I would see your dentist to get a definitive way of helping you. You may require additional dental cleanings or need to be educated in proper hygiene, always brush your tongue and check out the foods, drinks, supplements and meds that you are taking. Are you a mouth breather? ...Read more

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Help! What can be causing my bad breath?

Mulitfactorial: Bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by a production of variable sulfur compound (vsc), which is a break down product of blood. As your gum bleed, vsc produced and caused bad breath. To treat halitosis, you must have good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist to eliminate the cause of bleeding such as food impaction, tooth or gum abscess, faulty restoration or tooth decay, malocclusion. ...Read more

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Bad breath since I was a child, what to do?

Bad breath since I was a child, what to do?

Depends: It depends upon the cause. The most common is from the mouth and there are mouth rinses and tongue scrappers that work well. Talk with you dentist 1st... And if there is no change, see your physician to rule out a systemic or GI problem. ...Read more

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How can you stop bad breath in the daytime?

How can you stop bad breath in the daytime?

Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I have bad breath?

What can I do to tell if I have bad breath?

Smell your wrist: After you lick it with your tongue, is one techniques. There was a device available for a while to measure the amount of chemicals from your mouth, but I don't belive there have been many follow up studies on its effectiveness and haven't heard much about it in years. I think it was called a holorimeter, you should check with tor dentist to make sure the odur is not part of another problem. ...Read more

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What should I do about my bad breath problem?

What should I do about my bad breath problem?

Dental exam 1st: There are lots of dental and medical reasons for bad taste and bad breath. See the following site for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm the most common cause is poor oral hygiene, cavities, and gum problems. Post nasal drip, acid reflux are common medical causes. Start by ruling out the dental ones first. ...Read more

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Don't know what I should do about bad breath?

Determine cause: Until the cause of your bad breath is determined, no one can tell you what to do. That's why you need to make appointments with your local dentist and physician so that you can be examined and diagnosed. ...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