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bad breath?

i brush my teeth like 3 or 4 times a day, and after like an hour of brushing them i feel like i have bad breath. I tried different tooth pastes, and mouth wash.. and its not working.. any suggestions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I've heard of this before when bacteria coats your tonsils. If you have your tonsils and you believe that some sort of bacteria may be coating your tonsils you'll have to see a dentist to have thorough cleansing.

    If you do not have tonsils then it may have to do with your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

    If you are rinsing, flossing, and brushing your tongue and teeth as reccomended then you definitley should seek a dentist for advice on ridding yourself of constant halistosis. He or she can develop a treatment to eliminate the problem.

    Check the foods you are eating. A lot of the times what you eat effects your breath. If your foods contain garlic, onions or any peppers with strong odors you may want to cut down on those or eliminate them all together.

    Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth. You need to have saliva to cleanse and remove particles and debris from your mouth. If you experience dry mouth where saliva is not flowing you need to check with your dentist to be prescribed anartificial saliva or he/she may tell you to drink more fluids such as water or juice (not soda) those dry up your mouth.

    Definitley see a dentist if your bad breath concerns you after changing your eating habits and thoroughly washing your mouth because bad breath can be caused by an infection in the respiratory tract.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When was the last time you cleaned your septic tank out? No, not the septic tank outside your house, I am talking about the septic tank inside your body. It holds a lot of backup feces which consist of bad odors because it is fested with awful bacteria and parasites. All this can cause BB. The smell/odor is coming from your intestines up throat your throat and out of your mouth. So brushing and flossing your teeth will not make BB go away. You must give yourself a good flushing out by using Epsom salt and warm water or castor oil and warm water. I prefer the Epsom salt method because it's easier on the stomach and doesnt leave a lingering bad taste in your mouth. Take this laxative ONLY when you are off work and does not plan on going anywhere for 24 hours. If you have never done a cleaning before, you would have better sucess by cleaning yourself out once every 2 weeks for the first month and than do it every 3 or 4 months to keep your septic tank flushed out. Remember our intestines are very long-over 12 yards long-not feet!

    Some drugstores will make the formula for you within a shake or cherry flavored drink so it wont taste so bad. Check your local pharmacy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bad breath is usually brought on by the breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth.

    You can clean between the teeth using dental floss, woodsticks or an inter-dental brush as recommended by your dentist or pharmacist.

    Use a tongue cleaner and clean right to the back of the tongue.

    Clean your mouth after eating milk products, fish and meat.

    Chew sugar-free gum, especially if your mouth feels dry.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It goes beyond brushing, so you need to add flossing as well. In addition, debris gets caught in your tonsils, if you still have them, and can cause horrible bad breath. You can fill one of those syringes used for oral medication dispensing (found in pharmacy section of grocery store) with warm salt water and inject it directly into the tonsil "pockets" found on either side of your throat. This will help flush out some of the debris and cut down the bad breath tremendously. If you are a coffee drinker, you should limit coffee intake, increase water to continually help flush bacteria through your mouth, and brush your teeth when you are finished with coffee for the day. All of this will help you!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I honestly thinkyou should go see your dentist because it can be bacteria that causes this..gum will not work after you spit it out..your breath will be back on 10...Try using a stronger toothpaste, doctor Tishin, and also be sure to brush your tongue very good...Try this before the dentist..Good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    You may have pus pockets in the back of your throat. It's where rotten meat gets stuck behind your tonsils. It's gross and it makes your breath smell horrible. You may have to get your tonsils removed if it doesn't get any better. But, try gargling with warm salty water... that may loosen some of it up.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Brush your tongue and use an antiseptic mouth wash.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if gum, and different breath freshners doesn't work, you might need to see a dentist and see what could be the problem.

    Mom of B & D

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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    Most cases (85–90%), bad breath originates in the mouth, sinus and throat. The intensity of bad breath differs during the day, due to eating certain foods (such as garlic, onions, meat, fish, and cheese), obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Since the mouth is exposed to less oxygen and is inactive during the night, the odor is usually worse upon awakening ("morning breath"). Bad breath may be transient, often disappearing following eating, brushing one's teeth, flossing, or rinsing with mouthwash.


    1, Tongue, A common location is the tongue. Tongue bacteria produce malodorous compounds and fatty acids, and account for 60 to 70% of all cases of mouth-related bad breath. Methods used against bad breath, such as mints, mouth sprays, mouthwash or gum, only temporarily mask the odors created by the bacteria on the tongue, but cannot cure bad breath because they do not remove the source of the bad breath.

    Cleaning the tongue - Many companies promote tongue scrapers as a bad breath cure however the bacteria on the tongue can’t be removed with a scraper or brush as they live between the taste buds. Use a tongue scrapper to reduce the food source for bacteria but don’t expect it to cure bad breath. The method of stopping bad breath from the tongue involves rebalancing the bacteria load. Once tongue bacteria are in balance bad breath will cease. For this complex procedure you’ll need to consult Oraltech Labs program at

    2. Mouth, There are over 600 types of bacteria found in the average mouth. Other parts of the mouth may also contribute to the overall odor, but are not as common as the back of the tongue. These locations are, in order of descending prevalence: inter-dental and sub-gingival niches, faulty dental work, food-impaction areas in between the teeth, abscesses, and unclean dentures. To fix you will need a dentist to examine your teeth and repair any faults found. Or use Oraltech Labs Unusual Causes Of Bad Breath.

    3. Gum disease, advanced periodontal disease is a common cause. Waste products from the anaerobic bacteria growing below the gum line (sub gingival) have a foul smell and have been clinically demonstrated to produce a very intense bad breath. To fix remove the tartar or hard plaque and friable tissue with a soft bristle tooth brush angled on the gum line. This has been shown to improve mouth odor considerably.

    4. Nose, in this occurrence, the air exiting the nostrils has a pungent odor that differs from the oral odor. Nasal odor may be due to sinus infections, foreign bodies & commonly Post Nasal Drip. To fix this you will need to flush your sinuses with salt water. It’s very difficult. Use Oraltech Labs program to properly clear all sinus cavities.

    5. Tonsils small bits of calcified matter in tonsillar crypts called tonsilloliths that smell extremely foul when released and can cause bad breath. To fix use warm to hot salt water mix to break the stones down or use a water pic to dislodge them. This topic is covered in depth in the Oraltech Labs Program.

    6. Stomach, very uncommon source of bad breath. The esophagus is a closed and collapsed tube, and continuous flow (as opposed to a simple burp) of gas or putrid substances from the stomach indicates a health problem—such as reflux serious enough to be bringing up stomach contents or a fistula between the stomach and the esophagus. To fix use Oraltech Labs program to cure bad breath caused by GERD & Acid Reflux.


    1. Gently clean the tongue surface twice daily; that can be achieved using a tooth brush, tongue cleaner or tongue brush/scraper to wipe off the bacterial biofilm, debris, and mucus. Scraping or otherwise damaging the tongue should be avoided, and scraping of the V-shaped row of taste buds found at the extreme back of the tongue should also be avoided. Brushing a small amount of antibacterial mouth rinse or tongue gel onto the tongue surface will further inhibit bacterial action.

    2. Eating a healthy breakfast with rough foods helps clean the very back of the tongue.

    3. Chewing gum: Since dry-mouth can increase bacterial build-up and cause or worsen bad breath, chewing sugarless gum can help with the production of saliva, and thereby help to reduce bad breath. Chewing may help particularly when the mouth is dry, or when one cannot perform oral hygiene procedures after meals.

    4. Gargling right before bedtime with an effective mouthwash.

    5. Maintaining proper oral hygiene, including daily tongue cleaning, brushing, flossing, and periodic visits to dentists and hygienists. Flossing is particularly important in removing rotting food debris and bacterial plaque from between the teeth, especially at the gum line.

    If none of the above works for you just use the Oraltech Program by visiting -

    To Your good health, Dr Devon, M.D, D.D.S

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  • 1 decade ago

    chew gum alot dentyne ice works. and try breathsavers

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