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How can I get rid of bad breath ?

almost everything i eat causes halitosis,however proteins,fats,heavy starches and sugars,fruit,make it worse. i have also noticed that yeasty foods,probiotics and vegetables like cabbages,spinach and even broccoli make the bad breath worse too.what is my problem

Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad breath usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, tongue deposists, GIT disturbances, sinusitis, pharyngitis.
I would suggest you to go for complete mouth scaling and polishing in every six months.
Take antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.
Develop a habit of brushing teeth twice daily.
Use interdental cleaners, dental floss.
Gargle after every meal.
Avoid eating of raw ginger, garglic.

Hope this helps out,

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General Surgeon Dr. M Y Shareef's  Response
Hi ! You should brush your teeth once in the morning and once after dinner before you go to bed. Apart from that go for some anti septic gargles two to three times a day. If these do not work, then you have consult an ENT specialist or a Detist to get exclude any oral pathology. Wishing you good luck.
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you need to brush your tooth every time you eat and do salt water gargle. also drink lot of water at the end of your food. hallatosis will  gradually reduce

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