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Greetings i have been having bad breath for over 15 years now and i really need to do something about it. It literally smells like poop. I get so tired of people asking if i passed gas. Im thinking its something internal because lord knows i have spent money on everything out there. Yes i floss, yes i brush nothing lasts. Any advice??
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The majority of bad breath cases are due to periodontal disease and gingivitis,about 95%. If you have not had a cleaning recently,I would start there.The other remaining causes are sinus infections,tonsillar abscesses,gastric reflux,systemic disease like diabetes,and lung abscesses.These represent a minority of the cases.

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To make sure that there are none of these other medical causes are the reasons,I would get a thorough workup with a good internal medicine specialist. It won't hurt but it might help pinpoint the cause.

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