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Old 07-18-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Bad Breath (Halitosis) Overview

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be an embarrassing problem. It can be caused by the foods you eat, dry mouth, tobacco products, or a medical disorder. Maintaining proper oral health can help reduce or eliminate bad breath.


Bad Breath Causes

Bad breath (halitosis) can be caused by a variety of things including diet, medication, poor oral hygiene, and diseases or conditions such as diabetes, GERD, lactose intolerance, gum disease, and more. Treatment for bad breath depends on the cause.

There are many things that can cause bad breath, including the following: Bad Breath (Halitosis) Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment by eMedicineHealth.com
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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All of the above!

Also, dehydration/dry mouth. I've noticed this in others, an in my own breath. I often have dry mouth, try products for dry mouth, Biotene, or store's own brand like Walgreens
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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My mouth smell is from GERD and it's smells like a burning smell. It's been bad here lately.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:34 AM
 
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I think you'd be surprised at how many people simply do not brush their teeth. I am not talking about health problems, decayed teeth, what they ate etc., they just do not brush their teeth so their breath smells like crap.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Had a friend who out of nowhere got rancid breath. Family tried everything including dentist, doctors, Finally x ray showed surgical packing still in him from tonsils removed a few months earlier. This was before the days of Sue the Doctor and the Hospital but I think they surely would have won that case.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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Had a friend who out of nowhere got rancid breath. Family tried everything including dentist, doctors, Finally x ray showed surgical packing still in him from tonsils removed a few months earlier. This was before the days of Sue the Doctor and the Hospital but I think they surely would have won that case.
That's pretty gross.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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All of the above!

Also, dehydration/dry mouth. I've noticed this in others, an in my own breath. I often have dry mouth, try products for dry mouth, Biotene, or store's own brand like Walgreens

In my case, it was diabetes!

I went for a checkup in Sept, found extremely high blood sugar! Dry mouth is one symptom of diabetes. Keep track and if it doesn't go away, get your BS tested!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Northern CA
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I think a lot of bad breath comes from the stomach, and people should brush their tongue along with their teeth.

A couple drops of essential oil and water used as a gargle can remedy the problem. Such as peppermint, lemon, thyme, tea tree or lavender. I like to add lemon to baking soda or my toothpaste, it tastes wonderful and kills germs.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I had this problem in my 20's. I used what they call a tongue scraper which gets rid of bacteria on the tongue. I was also prescribed a prescription pill for this. I had chronic halitosis. I always brushed 2 times a day sometimes 3 and rinsed with mouth wash and it did not help. Now I only have bad breath once in a blue moon. Thank god it's only sometimes that I have bad breath. It can be embarassing.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I've noticed this on people and most of them have poor diets. The smell comes from poor gut function and stuff like that. I actually had one of them ask for advice from me and I suggested less junk food, acidophilous, and for him to drink more water, and these all helped.
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