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Food That Causes Bad Breath
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 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
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
What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the smell of bad breath that you get from having lactose intolerance have the same odor as the smell of bad breath from alcohol? If so why?
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