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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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Half a year ago I started having flatulence and about 3 months ago bad breath and a white covering in the back of my tongue. What could this be?

Half a year ago I started having flatulence and about 3 months ago bad breath and a white covering in the back of my tongue. What could this be?

Diet change?: Half year ago did you change your diet?
People on high protein diets often develop flatulence. When was your last dental examination & cleaning appointment? The breath and tongue coating may be related to poor oral hygiene. The several listed problems may be unrelated.
See your dentist first to determine the nature of your problems. You may then need to see a physician too. ...Read more

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I smell like fart often, and I don't fart, have stomach problems, bladder infections and bad breath, but don't know what is causing the fart smell from?

I smell like fart often, and I don't fart, have stomach problems, bladder infections and bad breath, but don't know what is causing the fart smell from?

Possibly bacterial: You need to see an internal medicine doctor or GI specialist. You may have some bacterial issues a good oral screening would be a definite. ...Read more

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Floating stools, bad breath, warm feeling in the stomach frequent movement, lots of farting even after I just went, going on for 2-3 months no insuranc?

Floating stools, bad breath, warm feeling in the stomach frequent movement, lots of farting even after I just went, going on for 2-3 months no insuranc?

Malabsorption: You may have some sort of malabsorption syndrome. Do u get that way with dairy products? U could b lactose intolerant. It is hard to say. You should get a referral to a gastroenterologist to get testes to make sure it isn't anything more serious. ...Read more

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Home remedies for acidity, gas and bad breath? Please!

Home remedies for acidity, gas and bad breath? Please!

Multiple reason: Although there are multiple reasons for bad breath, one reason is bacteria in your mouth and particularly the ones that cause gum disease. To eliminate that from the equation make sure you get a professional dental checkup/ cleaning, and be on top of home care specially flossing and brushing teeth and tongue. ...Read more

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Suffering with acidity and gas since months, sometimes bad breath too. What should I do?

Suffering with acidity and gas since months, sometimes bad breath too. What should I do?

Try this: It seems that you might have one of the condition in your distal esophagus, stomach or duodenum related to the excess acid secretion and irritation of the lining of the tissues mentioned above. For starter, you might try one of the over the counter anti acid medication including pepto bismuth, ranitidine, Prilosec otc. If the symptoms subside that is all you have to do ...Read more

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How to avoid gas and bad breath from protein drinks?

How to avoid gas and bad breath from protein drinks?

Indigestion: If the protein drink you are using gives you indigestion change to another protein source, , whey is most common, but there are many vegetarian sources of protein, soy, pea, rice. ...Read more

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I have gas build up in my body. The gas is not causing any pain or discomfort but I has severe bad breath which smells like excrement for 2 months now?

I have gas build up in my body. The gas is not causing any pain or discomfort but I has severe bad breath which smells like excrement for 2 months now?

Bad breath: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. 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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Does inhaling gas fumes cause bad breath?

What gas fumes?: Gasoline? Natural gas? Propane? Flatulence? Either way, halitosis does not result from inhaling any type of gas. Gum disease, cavities, and acid reflux, as well as your diet may be the cause. ...Read more

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What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

H. Pylori IS BADDD: Bacteria in the intestines is normal. In fact, bacteria plays an important role in the break down of bile and the absorption of some nutrients, but certain bacteria such as H. Pylori can be extremely harmful. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach, if left untreated if can cause cancer a MALT mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. A simple test in your PCPs office can defect H. Pylori ...Read more

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I brush and floss everyday and still have bad breath I pass gas a lot can it be that or bad gas in stomach I'm 240 pounds what to do is there OTC pill?

Gastroenterologist: It would benefit you to be examined by a specialist in this area. Your diet may be contributing considerbly to your halitosis, especially if rich in flatulogenic foods. In addition, if you have cavities or calculus stuck to your teeth, all the brushing, flossing, and mouthwash won't help. See a dentist for an oral evaluation. All the best.... ...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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Impacted wisdom teeth, causing bad breath, smelly floss & swelling gums sometimes. What should I do?

Impacted wisdom teeth, causing bad breath, smelly floss & swelling gums sometimes. What should I do?

Infection: Immediate treatment required. Call Oral Surgeon, a wisdom tooth specialist, for proper Rx. ...Read more

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Sticky, smelly lump of phlegm in my throat causing chronic bad breath. Why is it always there?

You need to see ENT: You may have sinus infection or some other infection causing bad breath and lump of phlegm
consult yoor doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more

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What cause bad breath?

Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more

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Bad breath howvto cure?

Bad breath howvto cure?

Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance. ...Read more

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How to remove bad breath?

Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more

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What's good for bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Good oral hygeine is the key. Brush, floss, mouthwash, dentitst. ...Read more

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What usually causes bad breath?

What usually causes bad breath?

Bad Breath: There is a whole host of causes of bad breath, both medical and dental. Visit this site for more information:

http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes chronic bad breath?

What causes chronic bad breath?

Gum disease for one: Tonsillar stones are one of the most common causes of chronic bad breath. Periodontal disease is another. Also a decayed tooth, or gastric reflux as well. Don't over use mouth rinses to hide oral odors, rather see a dentist or ENT to rule out some of these issues. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath?

Many causes: Bad breath can be caused by various conditions. Food which begins breakdown in the mouth eventually is broken down enters the bloodstream carried to your lungs and finally given off in your breath. Poor oral hygiene leading to gum disease adds to halitosis. Smoking and tobacco chewing can cause it as well. Finally medical conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease can cause halitosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have bad breath?

What to do if I may have bad breath?

Many things..: But you first need to determine the cause. Is it dental, diet, gastrointestinal, sinus in nature? You need to first have a dentist examine your teeth and gums for any cavities and periodontal disease. After those items are addressed, you can see a gastroenterologist in regards to acid reflux and your diet. Hope this info helps get your social life back on track... ...Read more

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I have a bad breath, what should I do?

I have a bad breath, what should I do?

Determine the cause: Halitosis can be caused by so many different factors, including but not limited to gum disease, cavities, acid reflux, sinus infection, diet, and tonsil stones. Once the cause is determined, a corrective course of treatment can be recommended. See your PCP and dentist. ...Read more

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What should you eat that causes bad breath?

Dairy products: Dairy products can cause bad breath and many other things eg onions or garlic. ...Read more