I think I have bad breath, but I can’t afford to get examined by a doctor?

Posted by Sandman under Dental
bad breath
recalcitrant99 asked:


Hi.

I think I have bad breath. I don’t have medical insurance, so can

someone please tell me a cheap way(less than $100)

to find out what is causing the

bad breath? I brush my teeth and tongue, but I’m not sure

if that helps, and even if it does, it seems useless after

my mouth becomes dry or something like that.

Have a nice day.

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4 Responses to “I think I have bad breath, but I can’t afford to get examined by a doctor?”
  1. Muffett : Says:

    brush for 3 mins twice a day, floss daily, rinse with listerine

  2. lasvegchick Says:

    Glad your brushing teeth and tongue but one major cause of bad breath is not flossing. And there is a certain way to do it too. So Google way to floss and check out the procedure. But another cause can be medication or dry mouth. There are other ways to deal with that but its probably the flossing. It will take about a week for your gums to start healing so be patient but give it a shot.
    God Bless

  3. ananomous123 Says:

    ok well i hafta admit….. its kinda stupid to post you bad breath problems on the enternet, but all the advice i got for u buddy it to BRUUUUUSH, and FLOS , and kinda like USE MOUTH WASH!!! trust me it mite help i swere ppl. i dont kno whats worse!!! haha jkjk go to the dentist and hel probly tell you whats wrong! you prole have like a chanckor screw or how ever you spell it!! you have a good day also! geeeeees

  4. joenelene_omega Says:

    There are different causes of Bad Breath or Halitosis, dental or medical.

    Dental- check it for yourself if you have cavities or rotten teeth, abscesses with discharges, bleeding and inflammed gums. Xerostomia or dryness of the moouth(low salivary flow) can cause bad breath.

    Medical- there are certain diseases or condition that can cause bad breath. You can’t find it for yourself, you have to consult your doctor.(Sorry) Some examples are Sinus infections & abnormal sinus anatomies, post nasal drainage (drips), Tonsilar infections or tonsiloliths Lung diseases, Kidney diseases, Liver diseases, Blood disorders, Diabetes
    Gallbladder dysfunction, Menstruation,Carcinomas or cancers, Certain foods.

    In your case, since you stated that you have dry mouth I advise you to chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless lozenges to increase the flow of saliva. Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine consumption, which can dry the mouth. Eat raw vegetables like carrots and celery. Avoid using mouthrinse with alcohol, it will further decrease the salivary flow and make things worse. You can use hydrogen peroxide diluted with water as a mouthwash. A few drops of peppermint or tea tree oil can be applied to the tongue or toothbrush. Avoid eating foods with onions and garlic. Instead of just brushing your tongue, use a tongue scraper.

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