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Zoloft Bad Breath
Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bad breath? Since taking it, breath has been bad. Recently had dental exam/cleaning, no issues there.
Dry mouth=bad breath: A common side effect of zoloft (sertraline) as well as other anti depressants is a dry mouth. A chronic dry mouth can lead to bad breath. You can sip on water during the day as well as during meals. Also, you can chew sugar free gum preferably gum with xylitol in it. Biotene has products especially made for dry mouth syndrome, from toothpastes to mouth rinses. ...Read more
Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...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 more
Depends on cause: See the following website: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist. Com/fresh-breath-control. Htm there are both dental and medical causes of bad breath. You really can't "cure" bad breath although you can prevent or treat it. The most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See a dentist (and\or a physician) for help and guidance. ...Read more
Bad breath: Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you have any acid reflux problem or any other stomach problems, see your physician. Using an alcohol free mouthwash after meals will help as well. ...Read more
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
Many things..: But you first need to determine the cause. Is it dental, diet, gastrointestinal, sinus in nature? You need to first have a dentist examine your teeth and gums for any cavities and periodontal disease. After those items are addressed, you can see a gastroenterologist in regards to acid reflux and your diet. Hope this info helps get your social life back on track... ...Read more
Determine the cause: Halitosis can be caused by so many different factors, including but not limited to gum disease, cavities, acid reflux, sinus infection, diet, and tonsil stones. Once the cause is determined, a corrective course of treatment can be recommended. See your PCP and dentist. ...Read more
Mouth to stomach: Mouth: oral cavity is laden with bacteria, gums, ideep crypts of tongue and tonsils (mostly lymph tissue). Human bite is the dirtiest bite in animal kingdom, because we don't take care of properly. Softly brush all the teeth, gums and tongue (yes, tongue), twice daily, mouth wash/gargle. Acid reflux from stomach also a cause. Eat food slowly and relaxed, chew well, drink water, perhaps antacid rx. ...Read more
Gum disease or other: Bad breathe can be caused by untreated gum disease. Other conditions such as gastrointestinal and respiratory problems can be a factor. On occasion, large tonsils can serve as an area where debris, food particles and bacteria can hide. This too can contribute to bad breathe. Consider seeing a dentist to rule out gum disease and then go from there. ...Read more
Good oral hygiene: Brush, a mouth rinse floss, use a tongue brush, and. ...Read more
Full mouth detox: Very common question. Bad breath is caused by oral bacteria, billions of them. When you brush for 2 min, floss for 2 min, rinse for 1 min, you remove may be 5 % of those bacteria and even this is only temporary. So unless you completely eliminate those odor producing bacteria from our mouth. .. Nothing will help. We have developed bios protocol where we can eliminate 99.98% bacteria - completely! ...Read more
Allergies, sinus etc:
We have had several parents complaining on their 3-4-5 years old kids having bad breath. Our experience is that this is not caused my their gums or originating from the oral cavity, most of the time it would be a small object "stuck" in their nose. And, yes, kids do that...
For 1 year old, I doubt it, but it will be a good idea to visit ENT and check nasal area for objects and deviated septum. ...Read more
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
Probably very little: Most people's tongues are cleaned somewhat by food and drinking, so that thick odoriferous bacteria does not build up. There are tools sold to scrape and clean the tongue if you are concerned, or you could just use a dull dinner type knife to scrape the tongue. What I would be worried about is breaking and cracking of teeth. I have seen teeth lost from clenching on the barbell. ...Read more
No: These are two separate processes. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by mouth bacteria which don't have anything to do with the lower GI tract which is essentially separated from the "lower" GI tract by the acid within the stomach. For bad breath I recommend brushing your tongue daily and seeing your dentist. ...Read more
Floss, tongue scraper:
Sometimes flossing will help reduce the amount of bacteria that causes the bad breath. A tongue scraper is also useful in cleaning the tongue more effectively than just brushing it. If you do have bleeding gums then you should visit your dentist for your checkup / cleaning.
Other causes of bad breath may be from your sinus or stomach reflux. ...Read more