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CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
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CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
I  have been on a CPAP machine for 10 years and have bad halitosis, so bad that I can clearn a room, even though I brush my teeth daily, floss and use mouthwash daily.
Couldentify this be a side affects of long term use ofor the CPAP?

Randy
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
(03-09-2017, 02:43 PM)ran-man Wrote: I  have been on a CPAP machine for 10 years and have bad halitosis, so bad that I can clearn a room, even though I brush my teeth daily, floss and use mouthwash daily.
Couldentify this be a side affects of long term use ofor the CPAP?

Randy


Another thing to consider is halitosis could be caused from many differnt stomach problems. If you've had this for 10 years, time to bring it up to your doctor.
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
Hi ran-man,
Yeast, )Candida Albicans,) overgrowth can cause this problem, you might mention this problem to your doc and see what he/she has to say.
Good luck to you, hang in there for other suggestions.
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
(03-09-2017, 02:43 PM)ran-man Wrote: I  have been on a CPAP machine for 10 years and have bad halitosis, so bad that I can clearn a room, even though I brush my teeth daily, floss and use mouthwash daily.
Couldentify this be a side affects of long term use ofor the CPAP?

Randy

OplRose,

Thank for your reply.
The reason that this has gone on for so long is because: I've mentioned this problem to my familk Doctor, my Neourologist (I also take meds for epilepsy), and my G.I. specialist (I also have Ulcerative Colitis) as well as my Dentist.

All have had me tested and numerous blood tests but everythingcomes back normal.
I'm SO frustrating, to the point where I don't want to socialize or even leave the house.
Like I said in my original post, I brush my teeth daily as well as flossing and using mouthwash.

The only other thing I can think that it might be is long term use of my CPAP.
ANY other suggestions?

Randy
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
The only way CPAP contributes is by leaking through the mouth and with the feeling of dry, parched mouth. If your leak rate is normal and your mouth is not dry from CPAP use, I don't think it is a root cause.
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
I'll 2nd Trish. Candida/yeast is a culprit for halitosis.

I love the book Feast Without Yeast (the font is big, and it's a quick read). There are also other books on the market. There are also yeast meds - Nystatin is kinder to the body than the others. You could google The Candida Diet.

If none of the drs can figure it out, yeast might be worth exploring.
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
Cpap use wouldn't be a direct cause of bad breath, but over time if you have had issues with mouth breathing and wake up frequently with dry mouth, this can have a negative effect on your gum tissue and could cause Periodontal Gum Disease over time.  

This is where you have to be proactive in your care and use a chin strap, or soft cervical collar to help.

There are also health conditions that can cause halatosis, like GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), sinus infections, poor diet, smoking, etc.

To help improve your breath:

Brush your teeth, tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums at least twice a day with toothpaste.
Floss your teeth once each day.

Chew sugar-free gum, suck on sugar-free mints,  especially if your mouth is dry.

Use a mouthwash for temporary relief of bad breath.

Have regular dental checkups.

Make an appointment to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist (otolaryngologist) if you have frequent problems with mouth odor.
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RE: CPAP and Halitosis, is there a connection?
That seems to be a severe periodontal infection, uses an irrigator, when applying the jet of water can bleed gums, that is the unequivocal symptom that halitosis is produced by periodontal infection.

Introduction

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

Gingivitis

The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called “gingivitis.” In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place.

Periodontitis

When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.
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