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18 y/o bad breath; have GERD and tonsil stones, doctors say tonsils are too small to remove, what are some ways to reduce halitosis?
Bad breath: Maintain regular dental visits. Brush and floss thoroughly at least twice a day. Clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or toothbrush...See your dentist or dental hygienist for proper technique. Control your gerd with diet. Gargle with mouthwash to try and flush debris from the tonsil areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?
Bad breath: Many things can contribute to bad breath. It usually helps to brush the roof of the mouth and tongue. Better yet is to get a tounge scraper to clean the surface of the tongue, where lots of bacteria tend to accumulate. Patients with gum disease often have oral malodor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tonsil stones form after tonsils and adenoids are removed? wife has severe halitosis, great dental hygiene, non smoker, non drinker...
No: But anything is possible. Could be from GERD, gum infection, pet nasal drip, infected sinus, abscessed tooth, change in Meds or supplements, impacted food debris, etc. Start with a dental examination. Ask Dentist about tongue scraper. Let him/her do oral hygiene evaluation. If cause is not a Dental her Dentist will refer her to appropriate Physician to continue investigation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do all ENT's do laser tonssil resurfacing? I want to go this route for my chronic halitosis instead of full tonsillectomy
Tonsil stone: Is very common condition. Tonsil stones are irregularly-yellowish, very bad-smelling globs of calcium, collagen, mucus and bacteria that get caught in the back of the throat. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a constant bad breath, sore throat and earache. Remove the stone with waterpik. If concerned see ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by smell alone: Infected tonsils smell. Bacteria between teeth that's not removed by floss smell. Bacteria on top and back of to get smell, as does infected adenoid, infected sinuses, food debris & bacteria rotting in gum pockets, gastric reflux, and so many other causes. Your General Dentist and General Physician may have to collaborate to help you solve your halitosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, certainly: Bad breath is smell of gases that certain gas /odor producing bacteria release in your mouth. Billions of those bacteria form colonies under your gum line, deep inside gum pockets, between teeth, on your tongue, on your tonsills , on your hard palate, your chicks etc.. Bacteria are everywhere in your mouth... So -when you exhale -everybody around you can smell it... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer