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Is halitosis due to coated tongue?
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums.

In brief: Possibly
There are a number of reasons for bad breath- one being a coated tongue, using a tongue scraper or brushing your tongue would help remove the film. Other reasons include what you ate and acid reflux, and the most common gingivitis/periodontitis (gum disease) due to plaque building up under the gums.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Halitosis
Halitosis, bad breath is caused by some of the bacteria that build up in your mouth, including the tongue.
Brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning can remove this bacteria. Other causes are smoking, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and more. Start by seeing a dentist and getting your mouth healthy and if this doesn't help see MD to find other causes.

In brief: Halitosis
Halitosis, bad breath is caused by some of the bacteria that build up in your mouth, including the tongue.
Brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning can remove this bacteria. Other causes are smoking, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and more. Start by seeing a dentist and getting your mouth healthy and if this doesn't help see MD to find other causes.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: One reason
Coating on your tongue may indicate several things, like bacterial coating, food coating, allergic reaction to food, tobacco use etc.
The easiest way to test it is to use any tongue cleaner and see if this coating can be easily removed, rinse with hydrogen peroxide will help. Accumulation of odor producing bacteria on your tongue will give you bad breath.

In brief: One reason
Coating on your tongue may indicate several things, like bacterial coating, food coating, allergic reaction to food, tobacco use etc.
The easiest way to test it is to use any tongue cleaner and see if this coating can be easily removed, rinse with hydrogen peroxide will help. Accumulation of odor producing bacteria on your tongue will give you bad breath.
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dr. Greg Rubin
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: It is possible
However, 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.

In brief: It is possible
However, 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Bad breath
Is also caused by periodontal disease especially when there's already deep pocketing due to bone loss.
The pockets doesn't only harbor food debris and bacteria but dead tissue as well caused by the irritation caused by the build -up. Dead and decayed tissue, mixed with bacteria and old food debris is not the best thing to have esp in a social gathering. See your dentist.

In brief: Bad breath
Is also caused by periodontal disease especially when there's already deep pocketing due to bone loss.
The pockets doesn't only harbor food debris and bacteria but dead tissue as well caused by the irritation caused by the build -up. Dead and decayed tissue, mixed with bacteria and old food debris is not the best thing to have esp in a social gathering. See your dentist.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: Possibly but...
Possibly, but there is a whole host of other causes.
Here is a website with a list of causes, both medical and dental to see what might apply to you in order to determine the exact cause and then the appropriate treatment. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm.

In brief: Possibly but...
Possibly, but there is a whole host of other causes.
Here is a website with a list of causes, both medical and dental to see what might apply to you in order to determine the exact cause and then the appropriate treatment. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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