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Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Are there any alternative treatments for dental halitosis?

Do you have GERD?: Have you been dignosed with gerd? If it is related to gerd then follow the treatment recommendations. Alternatives treatments (pills?) may not help but i think eating fresh fruits and vege's and parsley leaves might besides proper daily home oral hygiene. If you let bacteria grow on you teeth and gums, they will produce the sulfur compounds that cause bad odors. So get soft tooth brush and floss. ...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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How long does halitosis treatment take?

Depends on the cause: Halitosis has multiple causes and therefore multiple treatments. If it is caused by poor dentition (bad teeth) treatment can take a while until the teeth and gums are healthy. If its from infected tonsils it could be short with just antibiotics or longer requiring tonsillectomy. If its from reflux (stomach juice coming up) it requires diet, lifestyle modification and medication. ...Read more

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I doubt whether there is a treatment of halitosis. Visiting doctors for the past eight years and it is getting worse and worse.I lost hope.?

I doubt whether there is a treatment of halitosis. Visiting doctors for the past eight years and it is getting worse and worse.I lost hope.?

See a dentist: See your dentist. Different things cause halitosis. Could be an infection, dry mouth, medications, tonsils, gum problems, tounge problems or issues with your stomach. Talk to your dentist to rule out any mouth issues then to an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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I think there is no treatment in india.I m completely frustrated.I have visited many dentists and they just clean my teeth which doesn't cure halitosis

I think there is no treatment in india.I m completely frustrated.I have visited many dentists and they just clean my teeth which doesn't cure halitosis

Further investigate: Halitosis can be due to poor teeth care or could be due to other issues including chronic tonsil stones, reflux, chronic post nasal drainage. If the dentist has not made any progress you should see another specialist to assess some of the other causes. ...Read more

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What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but i'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour. .

What mouthwash is best for halitosis? I know it doesn't cure it, but i'm getting treatment for bad gum disease and need a way to control the halitosis until my mouth is healthy again. I'm looking for a mouthwash that will last more than an hour.


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Treat the cause: Any mouthwash with ok as long as the cause of disease is treated. Use biotene (nonalcohol mouthwash)if your mouth is dry. Dry mucosa will cause bleeding as tissue is rubbing and thus the blood smell gives rise to halitosis. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any "treatment" to bad breath?

Please let me know if there is any "treatment" to bad breath?

Three possibilities: Bad breath usually is caused by one or a combination of these three problems: teeth, sinuses, digestive issues. First see dentist for a complete exam and cleaning to fix and/or rule out dental issues. If not resolved then see ear, nose and throat specialist and gastroenterologist. Your choice which one first. In the mean time brush and floss twice daily and use listerine or pro-health mouthwash. ...Read more

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Is bad breath a clinical condition? What are the treatment alternatives for persistent bad breath?

Is bad breath a clinical condition?  What are the treatment alternatives for persistent bad breath?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many conditions. Make sure your gums are health. Gum disease can cause "perio breath". Start tongue scraping. Here is a link: http://www.Smithtownsmiles.Com/blog/02202013-0814/tongue-cleaning-path-better-oral-health dry mouth from low saliva can contribute to bad breath. Dry mouth can be caused by hundreds of medications and a fes systemic disease. ...Read more

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Hi i want to ask because my daughter is only 3years old but she has already have a bad breath. how could this happen?and what is the treatment thanks

Hi i want to ask because my daughter is only 3years old but she has already have a bad breath. how could this happen?and what is the treatment thanks

Bad breath: tou need to make sure that she brushes her teeth regularly. You also need to make sure she is not a mouth breather that make her breath bad. Ask your doctor to check her adenoids and tonsils to make sure they are not big. Also make sure about allergies that need to be controlled ...Read more