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Why does my breath still smell bad after a few hours, after i brush my teeth, floss and use an antiseptic mouth wash? Tell me solutions.

Why does my breath still smell bad after a few hours, after i brush my teeth, floss and use an antiseptic mouth wash? Tell me solutions.

See your dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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When we have our breakfast after brushing our teeth in the morning, can we still have bad breath?

When we have our breakfast after brushing our teeth in the morning, can we still have bad breath?

Absolutely: It is better to brush after breakfast to remove food particles (from breakfast) by brushing and flossing. Bad breath may be related to food debris on your teeth or periodontal disease, untreated oral infections, sinus infections, etc. If it persists, i recommend you see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.

Bad breath: Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read more

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I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins.. But still end up with bad breath, when i wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon.. How can I prevent it?

I brush my teeth 2x daily for two mins.. But still end up with bad breath, when i wake in the am. Or tords the afternoon.. How can I prevent it?

Get a dental checkup: Visit your dentist.You may be brushing well however there can beat tartar present on teeth which ouare not able to brush off or build up under the gums or therecould be cavities causing bad breath ..Visit your dentist so can get the cause of bad breath treated. ...Read more

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I brush and floss my teeth twice daily and use listerine. However, my breath is still very bad. Are there any home remedies?

I brush and floss my teeth twice daily and use listerine. However, my breath is still very bad. Are there any home remedies?

See Your Dentist: If in fact you brush and floss effectively twice daily and are still having odor issues, it is time to seek professional help. Schedule a visit with your dentist. There are other non oral related health issues that can cause mouth odor such as tonsil debris and stomach issues. Rule out any dental problems first and then be sure no other health issues are a factor. You are doing all home remedies. ...Read more

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Even though I brush my teeth twice in the morning I still have bad breath. I get self-conscious when talking to ppl because of it. What are solutions?

Even though I brush my teeth twice in the morning I still have bad breath. I get self-conscious when talking to ppl because of it. What are solutions?

Halitosis: There are many causes of unpleasant breath odor: bacteria growing on the tongue, mouth, gum, sinuses/nose, tonsils, esophagus, and stomach can produce some compounds with unpleasant odor. Clean the tongue, floss, use antibacterial rinse, treat postnasal drip, reflux etc..If treating these still not adequate, consult doc as some systemic illnesses such as diabetes does this as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Consistent bad breath i brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, i floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet i still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as i can remember and it hinders my li

Your : Your description gives hints to systemic gastric problem i would recommend to visit your general physician for a blood work up to determine your level of sugar, for diabetis.. This condition produces high concentrations of acids translated into halitosis, once corrected the bad breath will be eliminated. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat gingivitis - i had my teeth removed three years ago, and i still have horrible breath.. I brush my gums and gargle with scope..?

How can I treat gingivitis - i had my teeth removed three years ago, and i still have horrible breath.. I brush my gums and gargle with scope..?

Medical causes?: Were all your teeth removed? If yes, you do not have gingivitis. Do you have dentures? These restorations also need to be cleaned. They collect food debris underneath which will cause bad breath. Finally, there are numerous medical issues that need to be considered. Here is a website for more information: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. See your dentist! ...Read more

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