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What causes bad breath in babies?

What causes bad breath in babies?

Several conditions and food: In infants bad breath can be due to many conditions gastro esophageal reflux infections in mouth, throat, nose foreigh body in the nose or ear enlarged tonsils and adenoids thumb sucking pacifier use taking a bottle to bed sugary drinks in older infant if the bad breath is persistant the infant needs to be examined by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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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


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How are bad breath and diet linked? To what degree is bad breath caused by diet?

How are bad breath and diet linked? To what degree is bad breath caused by diet?

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 more

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Is it possible that stomach inflammation causes bad breath?

Is it possible that stomach inflammation causes bad breath?

Yes: Stomach and esophageal inflammation, infection or ulceration can cause bad breath. You should consult a G.I. Specialist and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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I heard how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath be a result of that?

I heard how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath be a result of that?

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

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What usually causes bad breath?

What usually causes bad breath?

Bad Breath: There is a whole host of causes of bad breath, both medical and dental. Visit this site for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read more

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Does bacteria that causes food poisoning make food look, taste, and smell unpleasant?

Does bacteria that causes food poisoning make food look, taste, and smell unpleasant?

Not necessarily: Quite often the food does not look, smell or taste spoilt but still carries agents of food poisoning, including bugs, toxins and chemicals. ...Read more

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Can the taste of bad breath always necessarily mean that you have bad breath?

Can the taste of bad breath always necessarily mean that you have bad breath?

Usually: Halitosis, or breath odor, can taste bad and smell bad. If you are experiencing this, you can contact your dentist or physician. It may be dental, or related to a medical problem as well. Hang in there! ...Read more

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What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.

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What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.

Sinusitis: If breathing out of the nose smell bad then you may suffer from sinusitis. Chronic use of nose spray also cause chronic sinus inflammation. Treat the cause, not the symptom. Go to your ENT to see a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause mouth bad taste? And all food to taste bad?

What can cause mouth bad taste? And all food to taste bad?

?infections: Sometimes viral or bacterial infections, such as sinus disease may cause taste issues to occur. Other vague conditions such as simple allergies can sometimes affect your taste. If the problem persists, see a dr. For an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could not chewing food properly result in bad breath?

Could not chewing food properly result in bad breath?

Yes, it may: The bad breath may differ during the day, due to eating certain foods like garlic, onions, meat, fish, cheese and and not chewing your food completely can cause you to have bad breath. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: But can't be determined for sure without an examination. There are dozens of dental/medical/combined reasons for bad breath. As most often problem is dental, see your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Can digestive tract odor gives you bad breath I brush and floss everyday and still bad breath can it be from stomach area release in gases ?

Can digestive tract odor gives you bad breath I brush and floss everyday and still bad breath can it be from stomach area release in gases ?

Bad breath: There are many reasons for halitosis, including reflux or odor coming from stomach. The source may also be sinuses and tongue. Are there any other symptoms that may suggest reflux such as heartburn, sore throat or belching? Chronic Halitosis may also be suggestive of an infection. Coincidentally, one of the more effective antibiotics to treat such infection is Flagyl which you are on. ...Read more

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What things could cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth constantly. No dental problems.

What things could cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth constantly.  No dental problems.

Many things: A change of diet, or a change of medication, the commencement of an infection can all produce a change in salivary flow. This is a very common cause of an altered perception of taste in the mouth. 60% of the commonly prescribed medications have the effect of decreasing the amount of saliva produced. I recommend that you see your dentist and have them do a review for you. ...Read more

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I was reading about how not chewing your food causes poor digestion. Could bad breath happen because of it?

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 more

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What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

What cause bad breath ? How could u fix that problem bad breath

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 more

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What causes chronic bad breath?

Gum disease for one : Tonsillar stones are one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Periodontal disease is another. Also a decayed tooth, or gastric reflux as well. Don't over use mouth rinses to hide oral odors, rather see a dentist or ENT to rule out some of these issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Is it possible that allergies cause bad breath?

Congestion: If your allergies are creating congestion and mucous, they could cause bad breath. However, the most common cause is dental-decay or gum/ bone disease. Have it checked. ...Read more

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