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What causes halitosis?

What causes halitosis?

Anaerobic bacteria: Bad breath is caused by billions of bacteria in your mouth, the same bacteria also may cause gum desease. The reason it smells is bacause those bacteria produce gases and other waste in your mouth, and when you exhale, people around you may smell this very characteristic smell. ...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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What causes cavities?

What causes cavities?

Bacteria: Simply, bacteria in our mouths metablolize the carbohydrates that we eat (simple sugars are their favorites) and produce acid as a result of their activity. The acid dissolves the enamel, causing the decay. Eating the right foods, and brushing/flossing right afterwards, helps break the cycle. Go brush now! ...Read more

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What causes cavities?

What causes cavities?

Diet and Bacteria: Sugar and carbohydrates are used for fuel by bacteria in your mouth. A by-product they produce is acid. The acid dissolves the mineral of your tooth. They can be prevented by having a good diet, cleaning your teeth immaculately and seeing your dentist for cleanings at least twice a year. There are other important dental problems beyond cavities, so see a great dentist to have it all assessed. ...Read more

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What causes tonsillitis?

What causes tonsillitis?

Tonsil inflammation: Tonsillitis is a general term that describes tonsil inflammation. It can be "acute" when there is a sudden onset, active, often more severe infection, sometimes caused by "strep" or other bacteria/viruses. It can be "chronic" when the inflammation is on-going for long periods of time and causes a sore throat and swollen glands, white cheesy stuff coming out of the tonsils, etc. ...Read more

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What bacteria cause halitosis?

What bacteria cause halitosis?

Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more

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What causes toothaches?

What causes toothaches?

Mulitple things: Decay, trauma, infection, are the most common. Sometimes recession and exposure of the root surface of the tooth will cause some pain as well. It depends on the symptoms which one is likely the cause. ...Read more

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What causes toothache?

What causes toothache?

Deep Cavity: Sugars found in diet are metabolized by bacteria that adhere on tooth surface forming acid and breakdown tooth structure eventually causing the tissue (pulp) to become inflamed or infected causing tooth pain. ...Read more

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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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What causes snoring?

What causes snoring?

Constriciton in flow: The audible soundof snoring is caused by a constrition of airflow, typically by tissues of the throat, uvulae, tongue, or somewhere in the airway. As we relax the muscles during sleep, the airway gets blocked, and the tissues flutter. Sometimes the airway gets completely blocked. This is called sleep apnea and can be quite serious. Talk to your md to determine if a sleep study is appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes snoring.?

What causes snoring.?

Snoring definition: Snoring is the loud, rasping noise made by the vibration of the soft palate, uvula and unsupported structures in the airway during sleep. An examination may show a decreased space at the back of your mouth, where your throat begins. See a sleep specialist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn?

What causes heartburn?

Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read more

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What causes demineralization?

What causes demineralization?

Many causes: Demineralization is removal of minerals from the skeleton. Adequate mineralization depends on calcium, vit d intake, exposure to sun, regular exercising, some hormone replacement. With aging exercise and extrogen/ testosterone production reduces. The skeleton becomes osteoporotic. Overactive thyroid gland, proton pump inhibitors, bowel disease, and excessive steroids reduce mineralization. ...Read more

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What is halitosis?

Baaaaad breath......: Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale. Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing. ...Read more

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What causes polisitemia?

What causes polisitemia?

polycythemia?: Did you mean polycythemia? This is excess red blood cells, the opposite of anemia. Smoking and lung diseases are common causes. Living at high altitude is another cause. Polycythmia vera is a disease form which must be excluded. ...Read more

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What causes burping?

What causes burping?

See below.: Burping is usually caused by swallowing a lot of air while eating or drinking. If it is associated with other symptoms, such as pain, nausea, decreased appetite or weight loss, it may be caused by reflux, anxiety, gallstones, ulcers, among others causes. If you are having excess burping, especially with any of these symptoms, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sinusitis?

What causes sinusitis?

Various: There are many possible causes of sinusitis, including but not limited to infection, allergies, inflammatory disease, problems with the anatomy (shape) of the sinuses, even masses. ...Read more

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