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What are the causes of bad breath. I don't have bad breath, but what causes it?

What are the causes of bad breath. I don't have bad breath, but what causes it?

Etiology could: Be dental or medical dental from poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease tooth decay / infections; diet - coffee / tobacco .... Medical can stem from sinus issues , GI issues and the list goes on. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of bad breath and how to avoid it?

What are the causes of bad breath and how to avoid it?

Oral hygiene: Halitosis or bad breath can have a multitude of causes: food and plaque stuck on or between teeth, decaying teeth, gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced gum disease (periodontitis), and a dirty tongue. Start at home with impeccable oral hygiene including brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day, flossing daily, brushing or scraping the tongue, and using listerine rinse. Also see the dentist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath?

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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Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Please advise what is the cause of bad breath?

Common causes: Your diet, the condition of your teeth and gums (cavities ; periodontitis), acid reflux, and sinus infections, just to name a few. Have your dentist take a look first, then consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath n how can it be prevented..?.I don't have any cavities also..

What is the cause of bad breath n how can it be prevented..?.I don't have any cavities also..

Examination: Bad breath can be caused from many things such as: 1) not cleaning the teeth and gums. 2) cavities - some that you cannot see. 3) gum disease - some that you cannot see. 4) dry mouth situations. 5) stomach/digestion problems. You need to have your dentist do a complete examination. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bad breath? I have bad breath. I went to a dentist office because i thought that I have gum disease. The told me that i don't have it ( I have no insurance, so I have to self pay). They clean my tooth and took X-ray and did'n find an

Many things: Besides gum disease other factors can cause bad breath or halitosis. It could be related to your diet. It could be related to a build up of bacteria not only on your teeth and gums, but also on your tongue and cheeks. I would recommend a tongue cleaner or gently using you tooth brush on your tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth to help reduce the bacteria that can contribute to bad breath. ...Read more

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Help! what can be causing my bad breath?

Mulitfactorial: Bad breath, or halitosis, is caused by a production of variable sulfur compound (vsc), which is a break down product of blood. As your gum bleed, vsc produced and caused bad breath. To treat halitosis, you must have good oral hygiene. Check with your dentist to eliminate the cause of bleeding such as food impaction, tooth or gum abscess, faulty restoration or tooth decay, malocclusion. ...Read more

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What are causes of bad breath?

What are causes of bad breath?

Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of bad breath?

What in the hetaking: Not getting breaking down food out between your teeth using floss. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

I was wondering what are the main causes of bad breath and how should I avoid it?

Bad Breath: Main cause is usually poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information on medical and dental causes as well as help preventing and eliminating it. Start with a visit to your dentist for an evaluation. http://www.smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Need advice on what is the the cause of bad breath?

Many reasons: Bad breath can be attributed to many causes medications tooth decay gum disease stomach problems if food products stay in your mouth and decompose they will cause bad breath have it checked out if you have bad breath. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent bad breath & how can you prevent it?

Systemic?: Bad breath can have many different origin , it could be as simple as oral hygiene and health or as complex as systemic diseases like diabetes or GI problems consult you dentist and primary care. ...Read more

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What stomach issues could cause bad breath?

What stomach issues could cause bad breath?

Gerd, Gas, Ulcer: Though not the most prominent, bad breath from stomach problems can occur. This is because gastrointestinal issues that could lead to bad breath are usually pervasive enough for someone to seek 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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What might be the cause of bad breath if it's neither the thrust (candida) nor poor dental hygiene. (My throat doesn't hurt)I'm so confused plz help?

What might be the cause of bad breath if it's neither the thrust  (candida) nor poor dental hygiene. (My throat doesn't hurt)I'm so confused plz help?

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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What could be causing bad breath with red spots on my throat?

What could be causing bad breath with red spots on my throat?

Acid Reflux ?: Only a guess. You will need to be examined by a local dentist and physician to get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

What is causing my bad breath? I have post nasal drip/acid reflux.I am taking meds,but still bad breath.No dental problems.The back of my tongue=white

Your mouth may be: TOO DRY!! Yes dry mouth (made worse by some medications!!) may be the cause of halitosis or bad breath! Ask your dentist for recommendations for preparation which will help moisten the mucous membranes of your mouth! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Went to GI he told me that nothing is wrong with my stomach what is causing soul smell bad breath blurred vision hair loss and weight loss ?

Went to GI he told me that nothing is wrong with my stomach what is causing soul smell bad breath blurred vision hair loss and weight loss ?

A number of things: Your symptoms may be caused my a number of reasons. Please make sure your primary care doctor has ruled out diabetes and thyroid conditions. If these are ruled out, i would check for nutritional deficiencies such as Vitamin A. ...Read more

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What causes really bad breath?

What causes really bad breath?

A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...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?

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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