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Why does my breath still smell after brushing and using mouth wash?

Why does my breath still smell after brushing and using mouth wash?

Sometimes diet: If your mouth and dentition is in good shape and well brushed and clean often times it's due to tonsils that have colonies of bacteria esp. If they are cryptic and covered with little holes to catch things in like food or other matter. Also what you eat often has a big effect as well. But dental implants and dentures can have a fetid smell as well and are hard to clean as well. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why does my breath still not smell good after brushing and using mouth wash?

Why does my breath still not smell good after brushing and using mouth wash?

Could be problems: Could be related to chronic tonsillitis or microabscesses - only your doc can really tell. ...Read more

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Why does my breath still smell bad after a few hours, after i brush my teeth, floss and use an antiseptic mouth wash? Tell me solutions.

See your dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. 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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My breath smells after I brush my teeth even when I use tooth paste and mouth wash 20 minutes later horrible breath how do I fix this or prevent it ?

My breath smells after I brush my teeth even when I use tooth paste and mouth wash  20 minutes later horrible breath how do I fix this or prevent it ?

Causes of Halitosis: The other common causes for bad breath are chronic sinusitis, odor can come from the post nasal discharge. It can also come from your lungs such as after eating food rich in garlic. Systemic diseases can also cause bad breath. You should see an otolaryngologist if problem persists. ...Read more

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I have a bridge, i brush, gargle with mouth wash, chew gum, and my breath still has an ordor, can you help me correct this probl is there something i can buy or this there something that I am not doing to resolve this problem.

I have a bridge, i brush, gargle with mouth wash, chew gum, and  my breath still has an ordor, can you help me correct this probl is there something i can buy or this there something that I am not doing to resolve this problem.

Possibilities: There are many possibilities both dental and medical. Best bet is to discuss with dentist first, then see a physician if necessary. Gi problems, post nasal drop, just to mention a few. Do you floss and clean under your bridge? ...Read more

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My daughter she is 7 years old and her mouth smells so badly even after brushing and using mouth wash regularly. What can I do....?

My daughter she is 7 years old and her mouth smells so badly even after brushing and using mouth wash regularly. What can I do....?

Add: Add flossing and tongue brushing to the routine and see if that helps. If her breath still smells bad speak to her pediatrician as bad breath could be associated with the digestive tract as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

Wrong assumption: Your problem may be caused by cavities, acid reflux, gum disease, or diet... All the mouthwash and brushing in the world will not solve your problem, only mask it for 5 minutes. Seek the help of a local dentist and physician who can examine you and determine the cause. ...Read more

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My four year old son breath smells like garlic all the time. We brush his teeth, floss and he uses mouthwash and the garlic smell is still there!

My four year old son breath smells like garlic all the time. We brush his teeth, floss and he uses mouthwash and the garlic smell is still there!

Garlic breath: Give him plenty of fluids, avoid spicy food, chewing sugarless gum , brushing his teeth & gargling with antiseptic mouth wash can help, if persisted see his pediatrician & dentist . Chronic nasal congestion or nasal foreign body can cause bad odor too . Good luck. ...Read more

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So i brush my teeth a lot with mouth wash. How do I get my breath really fresh?

So i brush my teeth a lot with mouth wash. How do I get my breath really fresh?

Fresh breath: First, you have to brush & floss properly & for a full 2 minutes after meals (& snacks), as well as use a tongue scraper daily. Second, you have to rule out medical causes such as post nasal drip, acid reflux. Third, you have to rule out cavities and gum disease. Rinses are not necessary but certain ones may help (especially ones that remove sulfur gases).Bottom line: see your dentist 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bad breath at the morning even if I brush twice a day and gargle mouth wash , does blocked nose affect this? Coz mostly I have blocked nose

I have bad breath at the morning even if I brush twice a day and gargle mouth wash , does blocked nose affect this? Coz mostly I have blocked nose

See a dentist: 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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