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What Can Cause Bad Breath
Tonsil stone: Is very common condition. Tonsil stones are irregularly-yellowish, very bad-smelling globs of calcium, collagen, mucus and bacteria that get caught in the back of the throat. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a constant bad breath, sore throat and earache. Remove the stone with waterpik. If concerned see ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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