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Treating Your Bad Breath

Francis Hesse asked:

Treatment for bad breath must address the source of the problem. Addressing the problem involves thorough cleaning of the mouth, throat and nasal areas. This has to be accomplished with special toothpaste, mouth rinse and nasal and throat sprays. Treatment depends on the underlying causes so eliminating the causes will in theory take care of the bad breath. However, in some cases, you may need to see a Dentist to identify the causes and treat the halitosis.

Mouth wash and fresheners make a great deal of sense. There could something especially aromatic in food that you eat away from home, or perhaps you are partial to garlic and onions. It is rare to have friends and family muster the courage to tell you that you may have halitosis, though this will not be the case with even the friendliest dentist. Mouth fresheners that you can buy without prescriptions do not constitute bad breath treatment in any case. Temporary relief is simply not good enough if the problem recurs often, or if it seems unrelated to food habits.

A dentist will need to make a thorough examination of the insides of your mouth, to determine whether you have halitosis, before deciding on a course of bad breath treatment to deal with the specifics of your case. Sometimes, just drinking water frequently, or chewing gum may suffice to deal with a dry mouth, which concentrates malodorous substances in exhaled breath. Children may often be guilty of improper brushing, though adults can be careless in this respect as well. Removing stale coating from the tongue, and dislodging pieces of food stuck between teeth, are other personal habits which may suffice by way of bad breath treatment. A dentist can also remove accumulated plaque, deal with diseases of the gums, and prescribe antibiotics, as forms of bad breath treatment.

Bad Breath Treatment beyond Your Mouth

Dentists cannot manage all cases of halitosis on their own. Gum diseases can be quite deep seated, and may need reference to a specialist in this field. However, not all cases of bad breath originate inside the mouth. A dentist may send a patient with halitosis to a physician to deal with a systemic cause. Ketones are smelly chemicals, which are excreted through urine, perspiration, and through exhaled breath as well. Ketones build up in blood to levels which result in halitosis if a person has diabetes, has been starving, or has inadequate carbohydrate intake. Ketosis can be life threatening, so halitosis may be an indication of a serious medical condition. That is why every case of persistent bad breath deserves professional attention.

Fortunately, bad breath treatment is relatively simple once the underlying cause has been determined. However, it can recur if a patient does not follow prescriptions, or change personal habits which lead to the problem. Bad breath may develop at any time, so being free of it at one point of time does not rule out the possibility of developing it later. It is best to ask an intimate friend or a member of the family to check periodically, and to keep every appointment with a dentist.

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Getting Rid Of Halitosis or Bad Breath

Jeff Clare asked:

If you want to know more about bad breath and halitosis and whether or not you may have it, it may be best to visit your dentist to find out more about halitosis treatment. But, in the meantime, there are a few things you can do to see if you have the condition, as well as treatments that will help to get rid of the symptoms.

One of the main reasons that people get halitosis is a bacteria infection that can occur in various parts of the body or in the mouth. Bacteria in the mouth can produce gaseous substances that cause bad breath, and if you have food allergies, you may experience this if you eat a food that you are allergic to. Mouth sores or periodontal disease, which is a disease of the gums can also cause halitosis, so you will need to get an exam from your dentist to see if you have periodontal disease if you have tried a variety of toothpastes and mouthwashes.

Dry mouth is another cause of halitosis, and this can be caused by not drinking enough fluids throughout the day. You should make sure that you are drinking enough water each day, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables each day will help you to avoid bad breath as well. Raw foods contain enzymes and antioxidants that are designed to rid the body of toxins, so a generous serving of them will most likely help you to have fresh breath throughout the day. If you are taking medications for allergies or blood pressure, you may experience dry mouth on a daily basis, which can cause bad breath and halitosis. So, you may have to increase your fluid intake to produce more saliva in the mouth, which will eliminate bacteria buildup.

In order to treat halitosis, you may want to brush your teeth with baking soda as well as toothpaste to thoroughly clean the mouth and rid it of bacteria. Flossing will also help you to rid your mouth of toxins and bacteria that can cause bad breath, and will also help you to remove food particles from your teeth that you may not be able to reach with brushing alone. You should also rinse your mouth with a strong cleansing agent, such as Advanced Listerine with germ killing powers that should work all day, and Scope, with various flavors like Cinnamon will not only give you a clean fresh feeling, but your breath will be pleasantly scented, which is ideal if you have to interact with people several times a day.

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i want to get rid of a really bad breath?

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kaiz_1990 asked:

I have very very bad breath that i want to get rid of it badly

i brush my teeth 3 times a day and i use mouthwash
and chew mint but gums just cover the smell so plz help mee
Btw i dont smoke ,drink coffee or tea
no every one can smell my bad breath that drives me crazy

Clear up Bad Breath Today!

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Can still having your wisdom teeth cause you to have bad breath?

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Shawn J asked:

If I get my wisdom teeth pulled, hopefully will my bad breath problem be gone by chance? I know a lot of food gets trapped down there and I can’t floss back there because they’re halfway out of my gums, plus I have like a flap over them where the food gets trapped under. I put my finger back there one time and smelled my finger, and I was like “Whew!”, i’m thinking I need to go ahead and get them taking out. I feel no pain from them but I think that’s the reason why my breath smells bad all the time. I keep mints on me. Do you think this is a good idea to go ahead and get them removed?

Clear up Bad Breath Today!

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My husband can’t seem to get rid of his bad breath no matter what he does. Does anyone know what he should do?

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Doris M asked:

He brushes his teeth constantly, He flosses, he uses a pic to clean out his hole in his tooth, His gums also bleed when he brushes. But he really takes good care of his teeth and mouth. So what can it be?

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