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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?

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 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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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?

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 more

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Can tonsil stones form after tonsils and adenoids are removed? wife has severe halitosis, great dental hygiene, non smoker, non drinker...

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 more

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Are my tonsils causing my bad breath?

Possible: Food and bacteria can collect in the indentations on the tonsils. This can lead to an unpleasant odor, especially as the food decays. See your ENT doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath after tonsils removal?

What can cause bad breath after tonsils removal?

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 more

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Will my bad breath go away when I get my tonsils removed?

Will my bad breath go away when I get my tonsils removed?

Possibly: Bad breath is caused by a number of different conditions...If your tonsils are "infected" they may contribute to bad breath. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bad breath and odor from your tonsils?

How can you tell the difference between bad breath and odor from your tonsils?

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 more

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What can I do for bad breath after removal of tonsils?

What can I do for  bad breath after removal of tonsils?

Decrease bacteria level: If the bad breath is coming from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup you need to use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth to keep the bacteria level down. ...Read more

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Does having enlarged tonsils related to having bad breath?

Does having enlarged tonsils related to having bad breath?

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 more

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