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Something is up with my new girlfriend's breath. It is not

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Something is up with my new girlfriend's breath. It is not offensive like most bad breath, but smells a little like pepperoni. She brushes, flosses, and uses mouthwash regularly, and has excellent oral hygiene otherwise. I think she may be aware, as she even keeps mouthwash in her car. But the smell doesn't bother me. When we kiss (i.e., make out), sometimes her breath causes a sort of burning feeling in my mouth/lungs. It's like chopping an onion: it doesn't smell bad, but it burns your eyes. Can someone please tell me what may be going on? I don't want this to mess up our relationship. Thanks!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. G replied 1 year ago.
My first guess is tonsils/ tonsil stones. Also certain metabolic conditions such as diabetes can cause odd smelling breath.
Expert:  Dr. G replied 1 year ago.
2 other possibilities are chronic post nasal drip/sinusitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Antacids could treat gerd if present.
Expert:  Dr. G replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. G replied 1 year ago.
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