Bad breath/bad taste in my mouth all of a sudden, even after I brush and gargle?

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Sarah R asked:


This just started last night. I have this really bad breath and kind of a bad taste in my mouth. It’s still there even after I brush my teeth and use mouthwash. It doesn’t seem like it’s actually coming from my mouth though, it feels like it’s coming from someplace… I dunno, deeper? Like maybe my stomach, but I’m not sure. I haven’t changed any of my eating habits or anything like that. I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s really bothering me. Anyone know?

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2 Responses to “Bad breath/bad taste in my mouth all of a sudden, even after I brush and gargle?”
  1. Dr Bob Says:

    You are doing the right things that most people do to cure bad breath. A review: Most bad breath comes from the top of the tongue where bacteria grow and produce sulfur containing compounds that smell, that is bad breath. Smelly foods, such as garlic, as well as liquids, such as coffee, smoking, also collect on the top of the tongue and smell. Oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing the teeth and then cleaning the top of the tongue. It is essential that the back of the tongue be cleaned. Use a tongue cleaner that has both a brush and a scraper so the deep indentations of the tongue get cleaned out. Scraping with a scraper or with a toothbrush does not clean out these deep indentations. Mints, gums, mouthwash just cover up bad breath for a short time. Learn more about the cause and cure of bad breath at

  2. Sylvan Says:

    Infected gums often cause bad breath conditions like halitosis and gingivitis. This can be one cause. Beyond that, rinse your mouth with lime juice mixed with water. It’s a little-known remedy that prevents bad breath. It actually works quite well and I follow it every day.