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I just had deep cleaning because gum was swollen for years. Will deep cleaning help stop halitosis?

I just had deep cleaning because gum was swollen for years. Will deep cleaning help stop halitosis?

If your problem: Is related to this - it may help. Bad breath may be caused by smoking, dry mouth (due to medications, ^ mouth breathing or salivary gland problems), gum infections, poor dental hygiene, certain foods (like garlic, curry, fish oils or onions), sinusitis, post nasal drip, throat infections, infections in the mouth, bronchitis, lactose intolerance, gerd, improperly cleaned dentures, braces ; retainers. ...Read more

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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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What is halitosis?

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 more

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What causes halitosis?

What causes halitosis?

Anaerobic bacteria: Bad breath is caused by billions of bacteria in your mouth, the same bacteria also may cause gum desease. The reason it smells is bacause those bacteria produce gases and other waste in your mouth, and when you exhale, people around you may smell this very characteristic smell. ...Read more

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Non tricklia halitosis?

Non tricklia halitosis?

Causes of halitosis:: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... The tube connecting the throat to the air tubes (bronchi) in the lungs is called the trachea (pronounced tray-kee-ah), and is usually not a source of halitosis. A "tricklia" is the trachea? ...Read more

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How is halitosis treated?

How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you cure halitosis?

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 more

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Any tips for bad halitosis?

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 more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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How can one treat halitosis?

How can one treat halitosis?

Full mouth DETOX pro: The term "treat" may not apply to halitosis ( bad breath) as it is not desease , but condition caused by billions of odor- producing bacteria in your mouth. It is impossible to brush/floss/rinse 'em away! we have developed a method called bios (bio immersion oxydation system) to kill ( yes ! to kill ) those bacteria in your mouth- up to 99.98%. So - no bad bacteria- no bad breath! it works! ...Read more

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Can halitosis be hereditary?

Can halitosis be hereditary?

Not really : Halitosis most commonly a result 1) diet and certain foods 2) medication and illness but 3) the most common cause is bacteria build up on the back of the tongue. This is easily removed with a tongue scraper you can buy at any drug store. ...Read more

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What can be done for halitosis?

What can be done for halitosis?

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 more

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What are the signs of halitosis?

What are the signs of halitosis?

People stay away :-(: 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 more

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How can I treat halitosis at home?

How can I treat halitosis at home?

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 more

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Are there any tests for halitosis?

Are there any tests for halitosis?

Yes, but not needed: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Some substances stick to the teeth. Special tests for "gases" are not needed, as the odor is usually obvious. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to mild halitosis?

Mouthwash could help: An over the counter mouth rinse could help as could better brushing and flossing. However, they only mask the problem. Some medical conditions can contribute, but most causes are dental. Start with the dentist, but you may need to see other medical remedies. ...Read more

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Are there drugs that cause halitosis?

POssible: Most likely you have what we call "tonsoliths" (spelling mistake) or allergies causing the mucus to form and congeal in spots in your throat, eventually leading to bad breath. Listerine, listerine, listerine and good deep tooth brushing technique are essential. ...Read more

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What can I do for constant halitosis?

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 more

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Whats the best way to treat halitosis?

Full mouth detox: Halitosis is caused by bacterial by- products in your mouth, by reducing bacterial counts to almost zero will eliminate halitosis , brushing and flossing and even mouthwash will not do it, as you cannot reach all the places where bacteria hide in your mouth in 2-3 minutes ( when you conduct your morning teeth brushing ritual) . It is like comparing car wash vs car detailing... We use full detox. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure halitosis?

What is the best way to cure halitosis?

Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more

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Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Halitosis: The key to "curing" any chronic health issue is to determine the etiology of the problem. Halitosis may be caused by periodontal disease that should be treated by a good dentist and/or hygienist. In addition, halitosis can be caused by gastric issues that are unresolved, and sometimes by a persistent sinus infection or post-nasal drip. Make an appointment soon to determine the cause and remedy! ...Read more

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