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Gluten Intolerance Bad Breath
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?
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
See your dentist: See your dentist. Have the dentist rule out decay and periodontal disease. Have enhanced hygiene-- brushing at a forty five degree angle between the tooth and the gingiva, flossing correctly, using a tongue scraper and possibly a prescribed rinse. If the etiology is not determined to be dental, a MD consult may be needed. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: Most bad breath is due to crud on the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, and you are not eating anything like onions or garlic, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system. ...Read more
Find cause: Chronic sinus problems, dental or gum disease, gastric emptying problms are all potential causes. If your dentist have given you a clean bill of oral health, and you are on no medications which can cause salivary gland decrease, you may wabt to see your doctor. Good oral hygiene is imperative, teeth, gums, flossing, and tongue should all be cleansed frequently. ...Read more
Yes, Usually: Closys is very good for bad breath, if the bad breath is coming from your mouth or throat. However, if the bad breath is coming from an oral disease or infection, mouthwash will not help. Likewise, if the bad breath is coming from farther down your throat or a stomach/intestinal issue, a mouthwash won't help very much. So, try it and see. If it doesn't help, you should see a dentist for help. ...Read more
Good oral hygiene: First step is to make sure you are brushing and flossing on a regular basis. Next, if you have not seen a dentist for a while, make an appoiintment for him check for any gum problems. Gums problems, gum disease cancause bad breath. This is the first step. There can be other causes of bad breath, but I would start here first. ...Read more
Chronic bad breath can come from periodontal (gum) disease, poor oral hygiene, rampant unrestored decay, diet, mouth/tonsil infections, sinus infections with post-nasal drip, acid reflux, systemic infections.
If you have no dental or oral infections and no systemic infections, then correct brushing and flossing, and brushing your tongue will help the most. Also may need to change diet. ...Read more
Depends: Bad breath can come from one of three places. Certainly plaque build up and periodontal disease is one. The others are sinuses and stomach problems. What to do depends on the cause. If it is from your gums and plaque, have a good celaning at your dentist. Treat any disease such as periodontal disease or cavities and have great home care. ...Read more
A dental exam:
Most of bad breath originates in the oral cavity (mouth). You may have new cavities, cavities under old fillings and or crowns (caps), or periodontal (gum) disease, or a combination of both cavities and gum disease.
I would recommend you visit a dentist and have a comprehensive oral exam.
Also, bad breath may be originated from the sinuses, throat and gut. ...Read more
Yes: Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and seeing your dnetist on a frequent basis. Also avoiding foods or minimizing foods such as raw onions and garlic as your digestive system may not process t well and may stay with you long afteryou have eaten them despite your oral hygiene efforts. ...Read more
Bleeding gum/abscess: Blood produced variable sulfur compound, wihich give rise to bad breath. If we can assure there is no bleeding source in our mouth (bleeding gum due to gingivitis or periodontitis, absess tooth), we should not have bad bread due to dental reason. Food impaction also cause tissue inflammation and ultimately bleeding gums. ...Read more
Bad Breath Cures: The symptom of bad breath can come from many different ways in the digestive system. I would start with the mouth. Be certain that you are current with your dentist. Periodontal disease can lead to bad breath. Getting and keeping your gums clean can go a long way to improve breath. Be sure to clean your tongue. I recommend a tongue scraper and change your toothbrush regularly. ...Read more
Bad Breath: Bad breath can be caused by medical or dental issues or combinations of both. See the following website as a starting point to understand the causes. By far, poor oral hygiene is the most likely cause. Then see a local dentist to eliminate dental causes. He\she may refer you to a physician if necessary. See: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more
Ask Someone.: Asking someone else to give you an honest appraisal of your breath is really the only way to know for sure. It's very difficult and not accurate to try to smell your own breath. So, find someone you trust, who will be honest with you, and non-judgmental, and simply ask. It might be a bit awkward, but that's what friends are for, right? ...Read more
3 things: Most people don't know they have bad breath-a dentist can tell you. Halitosis is usually caused by 3 things: 1) poor oral hygiene leading to gingivitis or periodontitis 2) stomach issues 3) sinus problems. Visit your dentist to have teeth and gums checked and follow their directions. If it's not your mouth, have your doctor check your stomach for acid reflux and your sinuses for chronic infection. ...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 more
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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