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Can a dentist help with bad breath?

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There's no dental specialty that deals just with bad breath, but your family dentist should be able to address most of your concerns.

If she says your mouth is healthy, she may refer you to a general physician or a specialist to determine the cause of your bad breath. Your doctor can tell you if you're taking medications that can cause dry mouth, or if you have other medical conditions that might make you more likely to have bad breath.

From: Bad Breath WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Proctor and Gamble's beinggirl.com: "Holy Halitosis." 

Georgia Dental Association: "Battle Bad Breath." 

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)." 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

SOURCES: 

Proctor and Gamble's beinggirl.com: "Holy Halitosis." 

Georgia Dental Association: "Battle Bad Breath." 

American Dental Association: "Bad Breath (Halitosis)." 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

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