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How to get rid of bad breath?

I discovered my breath is getting worse like bad that I get this disgusting taste in my mouth and its kinda hard to floss and brush my teeth because I ran out of floss and I have braces. I use this not-so-minty tooth paste, it's Crest but for kids ( my dad bought too much of this stuff) and I use this adult mouthwash. I'm 13, and I know it's super gross and EMBARRASING to say I have such terrible breath but could it be because of a cavity or disorder or just plain not brushing with the right stuff or good enough? and another thing.. how do I WHITEN my teeth with braces? should I continue using baking soda that I tried a long time ago? no rude comments PLZ and thank you

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Honey I'm a dentist, if you think your breath smells bad now wait till you get a whiff of that retainer you get to look forward too ;) brushing your teeth really well with braces is very hard, try going in a circular motion with the tooth brush be sure you brush your tongue and get some mouthwash flossing is impossible with braces unless you have the thread like little piece of plastic (Some Dentist) give you to put your floss through. that's all I have without getting a proper look but if it keeps on go to the dentist sweetie! good luck :)

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Thanks a lot!
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see a doctor, use mouthwash, or go to like Walmart and see if there are any products that help for bad breath! :)

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Brush yo teeth

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brush 2 min. well

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I would NOT try to whiten your teeth with braces, it won't get under the braces, so there might be some discoloration when you get the braces off. also, most bad breath comes form the tongue, not the teeth.

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Oh thanks, so wait when you mean discoloration, like when the braces fiannly come off, there's going to be little white marks on my teeth?!
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if you don't brush your teeth really good you'll have white spots when you get them off so brush brush brush!
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no, the teeth under the braces may have a mark of non whitened teeth.
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I ment no to the first comment, not to the second
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mints and a strong toothpaste

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Listerine & gum.

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it the braces you just have to clean your mouth more often also get those travel bottles of mouth wash and you can take a very small amount and take a shot throughout the day then refill it as needed or life savers or maybe a sugar free one but you got to spend some time at least once a day and carefully clean the suckers good

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You need to get your parents to get you floss and the proper cleaning supplies for your teeth. To spend thousands of dollars and then not keep up with it is crazy. If you're unsure how to do it, you need to talk to your dentist's dental hygienist. She will show you. Don't wait until you have a mouth full of cavities. It's good that you know something is not right.

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