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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H( Univ of Liverpool),34yrs experience in practice
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I keep on cleaning my teeth over and over again but still

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I keep on cleaning my teeth over and over again but still have bad breath what can I do to help this matter?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 6 years ago.
Dear customer,
Greetings.Bad breath may be due to a variety of causes.Gingival/gum infections,cavities may cause such problems,presence of anaerobic bacteria stuck under the tonue coating and in the papillae may act on foods causing such bad smells.Chronic tonsillitis with dead and decaying food particle/bacteria and other matter stuck in the crypts may also cause such bad breath.Chronic Sinusitis and atrophy of the nasal mucosa,,Bronchiectasis and lung abscess,gastroparesis,systemic diseases like diabetes,chronic liver or kidney disease may also cause such problems.Thorough cleaning of the tongue clearing off any coated substance,a ENT and dental check up and a examination by your doctor/PCP will help identify the cause.The treatment will be specific to the cause found.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have allready had a check up last month. They said there was no problems with my mouth. Suggestions ...?
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 6 years ago.
Ruling out systemic disease by your GP would help,as would a ENT check up by a Otorhinolaryngiologist/ENT surgeon.