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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Foul smell

01/29/2009

Question:

Has been quite sometime since I have been suffering with this. Soon after brushing my teeth and cleaning my tongue, as soon as I begin to talk or eat something, gradually in sometime there is a foul smell that starts on and never ends. Is it because of indigestion of food or are there any other reasons.

Answer:

It could be due to a digestion (GI - gastrointestinal) problem or more likely be caused by adult gum (periodontal) disease. Prescription gum rinse might help along with various gum treatments. You should see your local dentist and physician.

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University