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Where does bad breath come from?

Q:Where does bad breath come from? A:Bad breath can come from anywhere in the path of the airway. However the mouth is often the culprit.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View Larger Map

What should I do for bad breath?

Q:What should I do for bad breath? A:Assuming the bad breath is coming from the mouth, improving your oral hygiene is the answer. Floss daily, brush twice a day, brush your tongue,use a waterpik and see a hygienist at least twice a year.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry . . . Read more

Do mouthwashes help fight bad breath?

Q: Do mouthwashes help fight bad breath? A: Most mouthwashes only help mask mouth odors for about 10 minutes.  To fight bad breath you need a mouthwash that kills bacteria.  The best mouthwashes for fighting odors and gum disease contain Chlorhexidine and are only available with a dentist’s prescription.   . . . Read more