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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.

Find the cause: Once you find the cause you can treat the problem. Cavites? Periodontal problems? Acid reflux? Diet? I'ts great thet you have excellent oral hygiene... keep it up! Now consult with a dentist and physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Although I brush my teeth every day I still have bad breath. Any way I can fix this issue?

Although I brush my teeth every day I still have bad breath. Any way I can fix this issue?

Determine Cause: Brushing alone may not be the answer. Cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, diet, and sinus infections can all contribute to halitosis. Please call your dentist for an examination and take it from there. ...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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My boyfriend brushes his teeth but his breath still smells horrible. What else can he do?

My boyfriend brushes his teeth but his breath still smells horrible. What else can he do?

He can be: Checked by his dentist to determine if he has areas of decay or gingivitis. He can see his doctor to see if he has malodorous sinus drainage or problems like gerd that can cause bad breath. Does he brush twice a day, floss ; use mouth wash? ...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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I brush my teeth several times a day and I also use mouthwash, but sometimes my breath is still bad. Can you please help me.

I brush my teeth several times a day and I also use mouthwash, but sometimes my breath is still bad. Can you please help me.

Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, and it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque ; tartar in between ; behind the teeth, ; presence of cavities are common causes. Also, many people have more accumulation of germs and debris on top surface of their tongue (to be brushed daily too). Others:presences of "post nasal drainage", acid reflux/ digestive problems ; some foods. ...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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I have bad breath and it's due to me never brushing my teeth as a kid. For past 1.5 years I have vasty improved my hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, usually 1 hour after brushing my teeth it appears? How can I rule out underlying causes? I've trie

I have bad breath and it's due to me never brushing my teeth as a kid. For past 1.5 years I have vasty improved my hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, usually 1 hour after brushing my teeth it appears? How can I rule out underlying causes? I've trie

Bad breath: Problems with bad breath (hallatosis) can be related to oral hygiene (i.e., caries, periodontal disease, insufficient saliva) or due to general medical problems such as sinusitis, gastric reflux, diabetes etc. Smoking is a major cause of bad breath. Recommend starting with a dental evaluation. If that doesn’t turn up the cause – then recommend evaluation by your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I always brush, Floss my teeth and I still have bad breath. Can you please tell me what medication could help me? This Coz me have a low self esteem.

Hi Dr. I always brush, Floss my teeth and I still have bad breath. Can you please tell me what medication could help me? This Coz me have a low self esteem.

Determine Cause: Brushing alone may not be the answer. Cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, diet, and sinus infections can all contribute to halitosis. Please call your dentist for an examination and take it from there. ...Read more

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I did my brushing, flossing, scrapping my tongue plus checking my teeth with doctor but my breath is still bad. Help me.

I did my brushing, flossing, scrapping my tongue plus checking my teeth with doctor but my breath is still bad. Help me.

Different cause: You assume that your halitosis is coming from your mouth. It may be due to your diet or acid reflux. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My four year old son breath smells like garlic all the time. We brush his teeth, floss and he uses mouthwash and the garlic smell is still there!

My four year old son breath smells like garlic all the time. We brush his teeth, floss and he uses mouthwash and the garlic smell is still there!

Garlic breath: Give him plenty of fluids, avoid spicy food, chewing sugarless gum, brushing his teeth & gargling with antiseptic mouth wash can help, if persisted see his pediatrician & dentist. Chronic nasal congestion or nasal foreign body can cause bad odor too. Good luck. ...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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I brush my teeth for 3 minutes, I floss, I drink water, and I don't eat foods that cause bad breath (onions etc) but for some reason I still have bad breath?

I brush my teeth for 3 minutes, I floss, I drink water, and I don't eat foods that cause bad breath (onions etc) but for some reason I still have bad breath?

Bad breath: A foul odor coming from the mouth is usually bacterial. Very often from bacteria housed in tartar (calculus). Getting your teeth cleaned by a hygienist regularly is very important. Another area can be the back of the tongue. Be sure to brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. ...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

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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Brush teeth 2-3times/day, use mouthwash occasionally but do sometimes have bad breath, especially when mouth is dry. I still take enough fluids. Help!

Brush teeth 2-3times/day, use mouthwash occasionally but do sometimes have bad breath, especially when mouth is dry. I still take enough fluids. Help!

Gingivitis: Bad breath can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know I have cavities. My teeth are as straight anymore. My upper left lateral is ove

I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know I have cavities. My teeth are as straight anymore. My upper left lateral is ove

30 yr old: You have not seen a dentist since you were 24 or younger. No home care can prevent the years of tartar, plaque and bacteria - which cause gum disease & cavities. Both need to be addressed. You need to see a dentist for a thorough examination and full mouth radiographs (x-rays) so they may diagnose your exact problem and develop a treatment specific for you to eliminate your dental problems. ...Read more

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I got a tooth pulled last week thursday and my breath smells funny. I brush it normal and use mouthwash but it still smells?

I got a tooth pulled last week thursday and my breath smells funny. I brush it normal and use mouthwash but it still smells?

Possible Dry Socket: Contact your dentist or oral surgeon who removed the teeth to determine if this could be normal odor or from a dry socket.

A dry socket may occur if the initial blood clot was lost. This can occur if you smoke or drink from a straw. The strong negative pressure caused by the "sucking" on the cigarette or straw, can pull the clot loose.
Do not use mouthwash with alcohol & no vigorous rinsing ...Read more

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Why does my breath still smell after brushing and using mouth wash?

Why does my breath still smell after brushing and using mouth wash?

Sometimes diet: If your mouth and dentition is in good shape and well brushed and clean often times it's due to tonsils that have colonies of bacteria esp. If they are cryptic and covered with little holes to catch things in like food or other matter. Also what you eat often has a big effect as well. But dental implants and dentures can have a fetid smell as well and are hard to clean as well. ...Read more

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Why does my breath still not smell good after brushing and using mouth wash?

Why does my breath still not smell good after brushing and using mouth wash?

Could be problems: Could be related to chronic tonsillitis or microabscesses - only your doc can really tell. ...Read more

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I have a bridge, I brush, gargle with mouth wash, chew gum, and my breath still has an ordor, can you help me correct this probl is there something I can buy or this there something that I am not doing to resolve this problem.

I have a bridge, I brush, gargle with mouth wash, chew gum, and my breath still has an ordor, can you help me correct this probl is there something I can buy or this there something that I am not doing to resolve this problem.

Possibilities: There are many possibilities both dental and medical. Best bet is to discuss with dentist first, then see a physician if necessary. Gi problems, post nasal drop, just to mention a few. Do you floss and clean under your bridge? ...Read more

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My breath stinks even after I brush my teeth. What shouldi do?

My breath stinks even after I brush my teeth. What shouldi do?

Brushing not answer: About 15% of breath problems come from stomach, lungs or tonsils. The remaining 85% originate in the mouth. Cavities, plaque on the tongue, abscessed teeth or periodontal disease could be the culprit. Brushing or scraping the tongue can eliminate this source. 75-80% of adults have periodontal disease. The involved bacteria produce volatile sulfur compounds (rotten egg & sewer gas smell). See dds. ...Read more

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I brush, floss, and rinse regularly. However, after lunch I do not have enough time to brush my teeth. What can I do to avoid bad breath?

I brush, floss, and rinse regularly. However, after lunch I do not have enough time to brush my teeth. What can I do to avoid bad breath?

Water, gum, diet: First, obviously, avoid known causes like onions, garlic and so on. Foods that are 'non-sticky' will not promote odors since they tend to be swallowed better. Chewing gum helps increase saliva to wash food and germs down; drinking water also helps. Gum with xylitol as a sweetener (found in some gums) will, in additon to helping breath, also help reduce cavities. ...Read more

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Even after I brush my teeth (colgatevtoothpaste, colgate brush and listerine afterwards)my breath gets stinky fast, what might I have?

Even after I brush my teeth (colgatevtoothpaste, colgate brush and listerine afterwards)my breath gets stinky fast, what might I have?

Esoph diverticulum: You have halitosis which could be caused by disorders of the upper GI tract, such as an esophageal diverticulum or achalasia. You may need a barium swallow and upper endoscopy. Arrange an appointment with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My breath smells after I brush my teeth even when I use tooth paste and mouth wash 20 minutes later horrible breath how do I fix this or prevent it?

Causes of Halitosis: The other common causes for bad breath are chronic sinusitis, odor can come from the post nasal discharge. It can also come from your lungs such as after eating food rich in garlic. Systemic diseases can also cause bad breath. You should see an otolaryngologist if problem persists. ...Read more