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Bad taste bad breath I have a bad taste and bad breath in my mouth all the time even after when i brush my teeth

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Dr. Tal Dagan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: There

There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth.
These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath.

In brief: There

There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: diet - when a person does not brush or floss their teeth thoroughly, food particles may remain in the mouth.
These particles may rot and cause foul odors. In addition, food particles over time can promote the growth of bacteria, which can also cause foul odors. The bacteria can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods with strong odors also affect the air a person exhales. Foods commonly known to contribute to bad breath include onions and garlic, exotic spices (such as curry), some cheeses, fish, and acidic beverages such as coffee. Foods are absorbed into the bloodstream and then transferred to the lungs, causing noticeable odors when exhaled. These foods may also cause gastrointestinal upset and belching, which can contribute to bad breath. In addition, certain supplements such as fish oil capsules can contribute to bad breath. Low carbohydrate diets may also cause what is known as 'ketone breath.' so-called 'low carb' diets cause the body to burn fat as its energy source. The end-product of making this energy are ketones, which cause a fruity acetone-like odor on the breath when exhaled. Dry mouth bad breath can also be caused by decreased flow of saliva, which is a vital part of the digestive process and removes odor-causing particles in the mouth. Also called xerostomia, dry mouth may be caused by medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems. Tobacco products - in addition to causing bad breath, smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can stain teeth, irritate gum tissue, and exacerbate tooth decay. Certain medical disorders may cause bad breath, for example: gum or periodontal infection, throat infection (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), local infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis and/or post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, acid relux, certain liver or kidney disease, sjogren's syndrome (causes xerostomia), and lactose intolerance. Dentures or dental appliances, such as braces, can contribute to bad breath. Most often it is due to food particles that are not properly cleansed from the appliances. Loose-fitting dentures can contribute to sores and localized infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath. Finally, morning breath is the appearance of bad breath in the morning that results from an overnight accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Some people breathe through their mouth at night, which can cause dry mouth and worsen morning breath.
Dr. Tal Dagan
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Dr. Neil McLeod
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

There are many causes for bad breath, and they are not all due to an irregularity in the mouth.
Hopefully you are diligently brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth. The breath passes out from the lungs and throat, metabolic disorders can taint the breath, as can infection in the throat and sinuses. Bad breath is an indicator of an imbalance of health. Please get properly checked.

In brief: Many causes

There are many causes for bad breath, and they are not all due to an irregularity in the mouth.
Hopefully you are diligently brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth. The breath passes out from the lungs and throat, metabolic disorders can taint the breath, as can infection in the throat and sinuses. Bad breath is an indicator of an imbalance of health. Please get properly checked.
Dr. Neil McLeod
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad breath

Bacteria under a crown can emit an bad odor, bad breath can also be caused by several things.
One, is tooth bacteria, but your tongue has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tongue and watching what you eat can be helpful. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect re-flux.

In brief: Bad breath

Bacteria under a crown can emit an bad odor, bad breath can also be caused by several things.
One, is tooth bacteria, but your tongue has crypts that have bacteria as well. Tonsils, and acid reflux can also cause bad breath. Brushing your tongue and watching what you eat can be helpful. Speak to your dentist and maybe a physician if you suspect re-flux.
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Two

Two areas of concern should be addressed.
The first would be your sinuses. If there is an infection there this is could lead to breath problems. Your md should be able to help with this. The second area would be that of your teeth. Lack of flossing, periodontal disease, loose caps or fillings are all dental related causes that your dentist can help with.

In brief: Two

Two areas of concern should be addressed.
The first would be your sinuses. If there is an infection there this is could lead to breath problems. Your md should be able to help with this. The second area would be that of your teeth. Lack of flossing, periodontal disease, loose caps or fillings are all dental related causes that your dentist can help with.
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sulfer

Bad breath often result of unremoved sulfur-producing bacteria.
See your dentist for oral hygiene instructions that include proper brushing technique, cleaning between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach, and cleaning tongue. See your physician to check tonsils/adenoids, and for gerd as well as other systemic problems that can cause bad breath, including diabetes.

In brief: Sulfer

Bad breath often result of unremoved sulfur-producing bacteria.
See your dentist for oral hygiene instructions that include proper brushing technique, cleaning between teeth where a toothbrush can't reach, and cleaning tongue. See your physician to check tonsils/adenoids, and for gerd as well as other systemic problems that can cause bad breath, including diabetes.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Bad taste

Most often bad tastes are bacterial related.
Maybe review you cleaning technique with a dental hygienist. I find that brushing and flossing are technique sensitive, many people spend time cleaning their mouth but don't really accomplish much because of improper technique. You tube has numerous videos, you might give them a try. Sonicare's are great tool to improve effectiveness.

In brief: Bad taste

Most often bad tastes are bacterial related.
Maybe review you cleaning technique with a dental hygienist. I find that brushing and flossing are technique sensitive, many people spend time cleaning their mouth but don't really accomplish much because of improper technique. You tube has numerous videos, you might give them a try. Sonicare's are great tool to improve effectiveness.
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry

In brief: Flossing regularly

This is a symptom of periodontal disease.
You will need to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis. But often if you have your teeth cleaned regularly and floss daily, your bad breath will go away.

In brief: Flossing regularly

This is a symptom of periodontal disease.
You will need to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis. But often if you have your teeth cleaned regularly and floss daily, your bad breath will go away.
Dr. James Anderson
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