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Does bad breath signal poor digestive health?

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bad breath may be due to a wide variety of causes.
Food, poor dental hygiene, bad teeth, gastro esophageal reflux, or different types of food intake, such as garlic.

In brief: Yes

Bad breath may be due to a wide variety of causes.
Food, poor dental hygiene, bad teeth, gastro esophageal reflux, or different types of food intake, such as garlic.
Dr. Ali Yazdy
Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Sometimes

Bad breath or "halitosis" could be the result of poor oral hygiene.
However, there are many disorders of the GI tract that may cause halitosis despite proper oral hygiene. Common causes would be a zenker's diverticulum, large hiatal hernia, and achalasia.

In brief: Sometimes

Bad breath or "halitosis" could be the result of poor oral hygiene.
However, there are many disorders of the GI tract that may cause halitosis despite proper oral hygiene. Common causes would be a zenker's diverticulum, large hiatal hernia, and achalasia.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Bad breath(halitosis) may be a symptom of dysbiosis-an overgrowth of abnormal bacteria in the stomach and intestine.
A probiotic may help remedy this.

In brief: Yes

Bad breath(halitosis) may be a symptom of dysbiosis-an overgrowth of abnormal bacteria in the stomach and intestine.
A probiotic may help remedy this.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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