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Reasons for bad breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   I am having bad breath problem
User :   this is not due to tooth decay or other
User :   it is I think because of cold
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   25,M,mumbai,service,5.6,67
Doctor :   Bad breath is usually due to the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. However, there are several other possible causes in the airways, oesophagus and stomach that can also lead to bad breath.
User :   I have taken treatment of 5 doctors but not find the solution
Doctor :   Factors in the mouth that cause bad breath: User :   Is that because of cold or allergy
Doctor :   # Dental decay
# Gum disease
# Food stagnation between the teeth
# Dry mouth
# Excessive bacterial activity on the tongue, possibly due to postnasal drip (catarrh coming down the back of the throat from the sinuses and nasal passages)
# Throat or tonsil infectio
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   It comes from mouth as well as nose
Doctor :   u can prevent it by: Doctor :   Maintain a high level of oral and dental hygiene. In addition to brushing, it is important to clean between the teeth using dental floss.
Doctor :   Use a tongue cleaner and clean right to the back of the tongue.
Doctor :   Use a mouthwash recommended by your dentist or pharmacist. The best time to use it is just before sleeping
Doctor :   Drink plenty of fluids, avoiding too much coffee

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