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Does Flaxseed Help Prevent Bad Breath
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?
Palliative only: Unfortunately you can't do much to speed up the healing process because it is viral in nature, and she may be too young for medications like ora-gel. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks to resolve. The most common virus to cause this is the herpes virus so it is important to keep infants away from people who have cold sores or blisters on their lips. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Diagnosis first: Before trying any remedy i feel the proper diagnosis is most important. Gerd can lead to esophageal erosions leading to increased esophageal cancer risk. An experienced gastroenterologist should be able to determine if an endoscopic examination is necessary. Treatment options (both conventional and natural) can be discussed afterwards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pancreas: Issues with pancreas causes food to rot and creates bad breath and acid reflux. Use pancreatic enzymes - prescription is Creon otc is serropeptidase need 1 weekof rx. That is if you smell it - if others around you complain of bad breath the answer from dr. Kopes-kerr might be the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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