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What are the smells of poor oral health?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: HALITOSIS
Poor oral hygiene is called halitosis or bad breath.

In brief: HALITOSIS
Poor oral hygiene is called halitosis or bad breath.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Foul smell
Patients with periodontal (gum) disease have a very distinct smell that is different from morning breath.
Usually they have significant bleeding upon flossing and brushing too. This is a silent disease and besides the indicated symptoms a dental professional needs to diagnose and treat gum disease aggressively because it is now associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia.

In brief: Foul smell
Patients with periodontal (gum) disease have a very distinct smell that is different from morning breath.
Usually they have significant bleeding upon flossing and brushing too. This is a silent disease and besides the indicated symptoms a dental professional needs to diagnose and treat gum disease aggressively because it is now associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dr. Media Najafi
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bad Breath
The smells associated with poor oral health are from food putrefaction, infection, decaying teeth and bacterial growth.
For example: morning breath is usually from the growth of bacteria during your sleep. It is very important to brush an floss your teeth well before going to bed.

In brief: Bad Breath
The smells associated with poor oral health are from food putrefaction, infection, decaying teeth and bacterial growth.
For example: morning breath is usually from the growth of bacteria during your sleep. It is very important to brush an floss your teeth well before going to bed.
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
In brief: Smells of poor
Oral health may be unpleasant, distinctive or offensive.
Some medical conditions will produce specific, characteristic odors in your breath like fruity smell in diabetics, feces smell with prolonged vomiting esp with bowel obstruction and people with ng tube or ammonia-like odor ( urine-like or fishy like smell) in people with chronic kidney failure.Bad breath is related to poor oral hygiene.

In brief: Smells of poor
Oral health may be unpleasant, distinctive or offensive.
Some medical conditions will produce specific, characteristic odors in your breath like fruity smell in diabetics, feces smell with prolonged vomiting esp with bowel obstruction and people with ng tube or ammonia-like odor ( urine-like or fishy like smell) in people with chronic kidney failure.Bad breath is related to poor oral hygiene.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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