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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 (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.

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.

Find the cause: Once you find the cause you can treat the problem. Cavites? Periodontal problems? Acid reflux? Diet? I'ts great thet you have excellent oral hygiene... keep it up! Now consult with a dentist and physician for an examination. ...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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Been having problems lately I brush floss and scrape tongue and five minutes later still have bad breath I'm 244 pounds what can it comes from and how to freshen it I use mouthwash at times for embarrassing foul odor but still smells bad?

Been having problems lately I brush floss and scrape tongue and five minutes later still have bad breath I'm 244 pounds what can it comes from and how to freshen it I use mouthwash at times for embarrassing foul odor but still smells bad?

See DDS first: When was the last time a dentist did a through checkup including x-rays and a cleaning? The dentist will ascertain whether you have underlying gum disease or caries. If nothing of dental etiology is evident, you may be referred to your MD for further evaluation. ...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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How can I have breath that doesn't smell so bad? I brush my teeth in the morning & at night & floss & use mouthwash as well. What can I use that will help it not smell? I have morning breath & sore throat

How can I have breath that doesn't smell so bad? I brush my teeth in the morning & at night & floss & use mouthwash as well. What can I use that will help it not smell? I have morning breath & sore throat

Halitosis: Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? If you have not seen a dentist start now an exam and cleaning. Try brushing your tongue. Other causes an be. Allergies, post nasal drip, acid reflux, or dry mouth. Start with your dentist. ...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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I got a tooth pulled last week thursday and my breath smells funny. I brush it normal and use mouthwash but it still smells?

I got a tooth pulled last week thursday and my breath smells funny. I brush it normal and use mouthwash but it still smells?

Possible Dry Socket: Contact your dentist or oral surgeon who removed the teeth to determine if this could be normal odor or from a dry socket.

A dry socket may occur if the initial blood clot was lost. This can occur if you smoke or drink from a straw. The strong negative pressure caused by the "sucking" on the cigarette or straw, can pull the clot loose.
Do not use mouthwash with alcohol & no vigorous rinsing ...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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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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I floss, brush my teeth twice, use mouth wash & yet I have a bad breath. How can I avoid this once & for all? It's embarrassing. Thank you

Flora: You may also have a balance of odor causing bacteria in your mouth. Some of us have the cavity causing bacteria in our mouths and others gum disease causing. All this to say that if you are brushing your tongue way deep and are as religious as you say concerning your oral hygiene you may just be an unlucky soul. My kids keep their mouths very clean but still have halitosis. Natural oils may help. ...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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Brush teeth 2-3times/day, use mouthwash occasionally but do sometimes have bad breath, especially when mouth is dry. I still take enough fluids. Help!

Brush teeth 2-3times/day, use mouthwash occasionally but do sometimes have bad breath, especially when mouth is dry. I still take enough fluids. Help!

Gingivitis: Bad breath can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Why when I wake up in the morning and get a drink does it have a eggy taste to it? I floss and brush my teeth twice a day and rinse with breath rx mouth wash. It seems to only taste like that in the morning when I drink something before I brush my teeth.

Why when I wake up in the morning and get a drink does it have a eggy taste to it? I floss and brush my teeth twice a day and rinse with breath rx mouth wash. It seems to only taste like that in the morning when I drink something before I brush my teeth.

Change routine: Get your teeth professionally cleaned by your Dentist to create a base line. Make sure to floss or Water Pik daily. Brush at lease 2x/day 2 FULL minutes by the clock. Brush last thing before bed. Brush upon awakening (before eating/drinking) to remove bacteria. Also gently brush top of tongue. If eggy taste persists have your physician check for GERD, medication side effects, diet, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old and have been struggling with bad breath for years. I brush my teeth night and day and use the right mouth wash. I also have been scraping my tongue because I thought that was the root of my bad breath problem but it doesn't work. My tong

Halitosis: Halitosis can be caused by many things, including cavities, periodontal problems, acid reflux, sinus infections, and diet. Since you've had this problem for years, the question is have you seen your physician and dentist to be evaluated? If not, now is the time for consults. Please make the calls. ...Read more

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Since becoming pregnant I have had bad breath. I brush over 10 times a day, use mouth wash and have mints on hand. And now have a bloodclot in my mouth?

Since becoming pregnant I have had bad breath. I brush over 10 times a day, use mouth wash and have mints on hand. And now have a bloodclot in my mouth?

Pregnancy Gingivitis: When is the last time you had a good, professional dental cleaning? Start with that (yes, it's ok to see your dentist even if you are pregnant). You may have calculus buildup which is irritating your gums, causing bleeding as well as halitosis. Explains blood clot and bad breath. All the mouthwash, mints, and brushing in the world will not solve your issues. ...Read more

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I have a very bad smell in mouth everyday even if I brush my teeth and do mouth wash I been having this problem for years and also white chunks comes?

I have a very bad smell in mouth everyday even if I brush my teeth and do mouth wash I been having this problem for years and also white chunks comes?

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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I brush my teeth several times a day and I also use mouthwash, but sometimes my breath is still bad. Can you please help me.

Many causes...: Bad breath or halitosis, can have several causes, and it is sometimes multi-factorial. Accumulation of plaque ; tartar in between ; behind the teeth, ; presence of cavities are common causes. Also, many people have more accumulation of germs and debris on top surface of their tongue (to be brushed daily too). Others:presences of "post nasal drainage", acid reflux/ digestive problems ; some foods. ...Read more

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I have problems with bad breath all the time and I sometimes I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but it seems like the bad breath keeps going back.?

I have problems with bad breath all the time and I sometimes I brush my teeth and use mouthwash but it seems like the bad breath keeps going back.?

Sometimes?: Bad breath usually caused by sulfur producing bacteria. Need to first of all make sure mouth is healthy, see your Dentist for exam and professional cleaning, Make sure teeth, gums, throat, mouth, absolutely healthy. Need to brush 2x/day EVERY day for 2 full minutes. MUST floss daily and brush top of tongue. See MD to check for GERD, diabetes, etc. Mouthwash ineffective. ...Read more

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What to do if I brush my teeth twice a day and use mouthwash too. Is this enough to get rid of bad breath?

What to do if I brush my teeth twice a day and use mouthwash too. Is this enough to get rid of bad breath?

Not necessarily: It's good you brush twice a day but you need to see a doctor to see wher the bad breath is coming from
a periodontist should rule out gum problems and if not that then have your physician rule out stomach or sinus problems as the cause. ...Read more

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I brush twice daily, floss daily, use mouth wash, use a miswak, and sometimes use interdental toothbrush. Why do I still have puffed up gums?

I brush twice daily, floss daily, use mouth wash, use a miswak, and sometimes use interdental toothbrush. Why do I still have puffed up gums?

More info needed...: Are you currently under the care of a dentist... That is, do you go for cleanings and check-ups every three to four months? When was your last professional cleaning? There may be calculus under the gums where your brush and floss do not reach. Your teeth and gums need evaluation. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend brushes his teeth but his breath still smells horrible. What else can he do?

My boyfriend brushes his teeth but his breath still smells horrible. What else can he do?

He can be: Checked by his dentist to determine if he has areas of decay or gingivitis. He can see his doctor to see if he has malodorous sinus drainage or problems like gerd that can cause bad breath. Does he brush twice a day, floss ; use mouth wash? ...Read more

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I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know I have cavities. My teeth are as straight anymore. My upper left lateral is ove

I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know I have cavities. My teeth are as straight anymore. My upper left lateral is ove

30 yr old: You have not seen a dentist since you were 24 or younger. No home care can prevent the years of tartar, plaque and bacteria - which cause gum disease & cavities. Both need to be addressed. You need to see a dentist for a thorough examination and full mouth radiographs (x-rays) so they may diagnose your exact problem and develop a treatment specific for you to eliminate your dental problems. ...Read more

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Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Small stinky debris come flying through my mouth while coughing and brushing which smell really bad and I had bad breath. How to get rid of this.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several things. One, is tooth bacteria, but your tounge has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tounge and watching what you eat can be helpfull. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect reflux. ...Read more

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Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Whenever I wake up my mouth/breath smells very bad even after brushing. When I get early in morning I get allergy type condition I get cough nd cold?

Many reasons but: Mouth-breathing due to nasal obstruction from allergies may be one of the answers. Get your nose opened up and you may find improvement in your breath. Other factors: Poor dental hygiene (gingivitis), odorous foods (curry?), acidic stomach etc can also cause bad breath. You may also try using mouthwash before bedtime. ...Read more

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