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How Is Halitosis Treated
I have a bad taste in my mouth when i wake up and I have trouble digesting food. I have chronic halitosis and was treated for h pylori 2weeks ago.
Treat??? You cannot!: Halitosis is not disease! so you cannot "treat" it. Halitosis ( bad breath) is a condition that is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth. By eliminating (killing) those bacteria on daily basis , you will be free from halitosis . Many doctors on this forum recommend to brush and floss. It never works! you cannot kill bacteria by brushing/flossing/mouthwash. No2badbreath.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check with dentist: Constant halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by a number of things: tooth decay gum disease poor oral hygiene (do you brush properly, do you floss, do you brush or clean your tongue). It can also be caused by your diet. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baaaaad breath......: Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale. Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't smell: It is very difficult if not impossible to smell your own bad breath. The only way to really know is if other people tell you or offer you mints or gum a lot. The taste buds and olfactory sense are very closely related. The nerves of this system become desensitized to the smell and taste of the halitosis over time. A neurologist could probably explain it better, but in a nutshell you can't smell it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Proper diagnosis/car: Proper diagnosis and care. Halitosis is caused by a myriad of factors, any one of which could be responsible. Here is a short list: periodontal disease, certain medications, diet, dental caries, poor oral hygiene and more. Your best first option is to get your teeth cleaned and have a thorough exam by a dentist. Discuss your concerns and he/she will recommend a proper course of tx for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat the cause: There are many causes of bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. Find the cause(s) and treat them and then maintain good oral hygiene. By far the most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information: http://www.Smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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