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Does Not Eating 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad breath. But Air from nose when i breathe out has no odor (to other people). Does this mean bad breath cause is the mouth & not other organs?
Possible: Dermatitis (another name for eczema) is not inherently dangerous, but it tends to itch, which makes it miserable. Constant scratching leads to infection (impetigo), bleeding, and scarring. Since most types of dermatitis can be easily controlled by a dermatologist, it makes no sense to take those risks by leaving the condition untreated. ...Read more
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that cause it (garlic, onions, certain spices); floss and brush your teeth (every night); use listerine (essential oils help), and cut out the sugar habit to minimize further decay (note--i didn't say "eliminate" decay). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible.: It is absolutely necessary to chew food properly before you swallow as digestion begins in the mouth, when food gets mixed with saliva.The food also is properly pulverised so that stomach acid & other enzmes of intestine can act upon the food more readily, & hence this process helps i n proper digestion.If the food is not digested properly, it backs up in the system, & when you burp, bad breath occurs. ...Read more
I was reading about how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath happen because of it?
Usually a cause: There is usually a cause for bad breath. Proper oral hygiene and healthy dentition and gums is the most important. But meds, supplements, poor nutrition and leaking fillings and/or crowns (caps, ) can be sources. Get a thorough checkup. Brushing your tongue does help. You do not want to overuse breath mints, etc., because the sucking on the mints can cause problems over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes metallic taste in your mouth. And causes a upset stomach? No matter what i eat or drink i can not taste it.
Metallic taste: There are a multitude of possibilities: diet, smoking, untreated decay, fractured fillings, gum infections, acid reflux, medications, systemic disease, etc. There is no one answer. Talk to your physician and dentist. This is a problem that may be corrected or may remain indefinitely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VSC: Vsc, or variable sulfur compound, is the end product of blood. Bleeding in your mouth is due to gingival inflammation from food impaction, abscess, infection, faulty restorations. Other cause of bad breath is medical related (gi problems, diabetes). Treatment required treating the cause of bad breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definite link.: Bad breath can have various causes, but diet can definitely influence it. Garlic, onions and coffee are well known to cause bad breath. I'm sure there are many other foods and spices that do as well. Not eating regularly can also influence your breath. When you are low in blood sugar but don't eat, your body produces ketones which are exhaled and have a distinctive odor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some people can eat or drink anything and never have bad breath, other people always have bad breath. Why the difference?
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