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How to get rid of bad breath?
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David Miller
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In brief: Well...
Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat.
If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation.

In brief: Well...
Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat.
If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation.
David Miller
David Miller
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In brief: Dry mouth/food/bev.
A dry mouth can harbor more germs fermenting and exuding smells.
Certain foods and beverages also. If you are not healthy, with post nasal drip congeston/cough/mouth breathing for over 1 week-consider a sinus infection. Allergies of the nose can also be a player with mouth breathing an congeston. Obvious treatment is to decongest the nose. More water, mouth hygiene-tongue scrib and monitoring.

In brief: Dry mouth/food/bev.
A dry mouth can harbor more germs fermenting and exuding smells.
Certain foods and beverages also. If you are not healthy, with post nasal drip congeston/cough/mouth breathing for over 1 week-consider a sinus infection. Allergies of the nose can also be a player with mouth breathing an congeston. Obvious treatment is to decongest the nose. More water, mouth hygiene-tongue scrib and monitoring.
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