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Have halitosis, gum disease. What is it exactly?

I have halitosis for several years now. My dentist told me I don t have any gum disease. my ear, throat, and ... told me Im ok, he referred me to a gastroenterologist . a few weeks ago, I undergone biopsy to ruled out malabsorption and acid reflux, result all negative. every doctor I went to see told me they don t see nothing that could cause my problem. I ask stranger about my breath and they confirmed what my friends told me. any suggestions, Please help!!!
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
Halitosis is bad odour which is usually caused due to plaque and calculus deposition on your teeth.
This plaque deposition can cause gingivitis which can progress into periodontal infection.
Please do get a thorough deep scaling done by your dentist to remove the subgingival plaque and calculus deposited.
Use soft interdental toothbrush and clean your teeth in back-forth and up-down motion.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 14 May 2013
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