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Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Halitosis: 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 your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...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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Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses?

Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses?

Please clarify: Please advise us specifically how you were considering using the tea tree oil. Can re-ask with additional info. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.

Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.

Probably not.: Although multiple poorly designed studies have suggested an antibacterial effect for tea tree oil, there have been no large randomized studies of its use, especially in the nasal passages. And although most people do not have reactions, there have been reports of deaths due to TTO ingestion in rats and reports of oral poisoning in children and adults. Be careful of what you read on the Internet. ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

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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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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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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Is halitosis contagious?

Is halitosis contagious?

Depends on the cause: Depends upon what is the cause. Three common causes of halitosis that are not contagious: 1) sinus infection 2) stomach acids (heartburn) 3) improper brushing of teeth and tongue. Halitosis due to gingivitis or periodontitis is contagious. Avoid kissing and sharing utensils. Tip: parents should never share spoons and forks with toddlers because you could give them cavities. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for halitosis. ?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. However, the biggest cause is simply poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information and then start by seeing a dentist for some answers. Make sure you brush, floss and use a tongue scraper properly and regularly, & get a dental checkup. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

Different ways: If halitosis is caused from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup in your mouth you need to use mouthwash that kills the bacteria, use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. If the halitosis is caused from a lung condition or a gastrointestinal condition then you need to see your physician and find out why. ...Read more

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