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Foul Breath

I have been having foul Breath for a while now. I've been to a dentist, and she has cleaned it. It is still the same. Can you please help me.
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Hi....foul smell from the mouth may occur due to many reasons, which may be related to your mouth or it can be due to some general health problems like chest infection, gastric problem etc .as you have mentioned about cleaning of teeth. After cleaning the teeth there are some precautions must be taken at your home ,like brushing of teeth two times in a day,use mouthwash, floss your teeth,rinse it after every intake, drink plenty of water,don't smoke etc.and if you are not suffering from other problems then after taking these precautions you will definitely get rid of that foul smell. Regards.
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Bad breath can be caused by many reasons, of which one has already been taken care of by your dentist. Other causes include your diet & general health. For instance, dairy products, sweetened beverages, onion, garlic etc. get digested & generate odor. Dehydration also causes bad breath due to build up of bacteria colonies. Some diseases of liver, kidneys & other organs also give rise to typical breaths. Hence, causes of this problem could be more than one..
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Dr. Govindaraj.S.J Bangalore | Implantologist
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Foul smell or bad breath could be due other reasons like chest infection, long standing gastric irritation. Since you mention about your recent visit to the dentist and cleaning, I suggest you visit your physician.
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Hi. Follow these instructions- 1. Brush twice daily 2. Use Hexidine mouth wash twice daily rinsing 3. Sleep at least 6-8 hours per day. 4. Drink at least five litres of water daily 5. Rule out gastric related problems from a physician. Regards
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there...., Brush your tongue. Your tongue harbors bacteria, so carefully brushing it may help reduce odors... Floss at least once a day. Proper flossing removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth, helping to control bad breath.... Toothpaste with antibacterial properties has been shown to reduce bad breath odors..... Adjust your diet. Avoid food and beverages that can cause bad breath. Avoid sticky, sugary foods....
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