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Posted by: Judge | 2004/11/19

Q.

Bad breath

I have a bad breath problem. When I put my finger at the back of my tongue next to my throat i come up with some white/ yellowish staff which makes my mouth smell. Really i dont know if it is caused by my gums/ teeth, OR throat OR its coming from my stomach and i really dont know what to do.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

It could be coming from any of the places you mention. 80% of bad breath does originate in hte mouth , so your first line of contact is the dentist. If needs to he will refer you to an ENT or physician.

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Posted by: Tonsilloliths | 2005/01/25

It sounds like you have tonsilloliths. You must tell your doctor / dentist about this and they will be able to help you further. The only real solution is a tonsillectomy, but I would not recommend this due to possible complications for adults. To try to keep it under control gargle 3 times a day with warm salt water 1tsp salt to 1 cup water. Hope this helps

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