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I’m not sure this is the correct venue but here goes...has anyone experienced “bad breath” while on the liquid pre and post op diet? If so, what’s the best remedy? sugar free gum or mints? Brushing lasts for only a few hours. My family greatly appreciates your answers. Thanks kindly!

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I’m not sure this is the correct venue but here goes...has anyone experienced “bad breath” while on the liquid pre and post op diet? If so, what’s the best remedy? sugar free gum or mints? Brushing lasts for only a few hours. My family greatly appreciates your answers. Thanks kindly!
I would just say suck ok n s ok me sugar free mints and brush your teeth and tongue at least three times a day.

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14 hours ago, DouglastoGregory said:

I’m not sure this is the correct venue but here goes...has anyone experienced “bad breath” while on the liquid pre and post op diet? If so, what’s the best remedy? sugar free gum or mints? Brushing lasts for only a few hours. My family greatly appreciates your answers. Thanks kindly!

Greatly increase your Water intake. This will help flush out the things causing the bad breath. I tell everyone they should be shooting for 128 oz of water a day. I know it sounds like a lot, but it's a habit we all should get into, sooner than later. Current research is showing the human body needs between 90 - 110 oz of water a day, a normal human body. Those of us dealing with WLS and trying to shred every cell of fat we can... this is where the water helps, because fat is processed by water, and if you don't give your body enough water to meet it's own needs, fat loss will suffer.

I know you are pre-op, so the reason here is slightly different (even though the increased water **WILL** help you drop weight now) the extra water is going to help your body flush out everything it's working to clear. Not enough water means things get left un-processed.

Have you had your upper endoscopy yet? Did they note any GERD, Reflux, ulcers etc? I know Ulcers can cause some nasty breath. Take a tums or OTC acid reducer to see if that helps with your breath, if it does... then you might have some ulcers making themselves known.

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Ketosis (body burning fat) causes a very distinct bad breath that smells a little fruity (but not in a good way). My husband always complains about it. I do brush at least 3 times a day and make sure to drink lots of Water because ketosis also dehydrates you. If you urine is darker than pale straw you need more water. The preop and immediate post op diets (intentionally) cause ketosis because you are not eating enough carbs to provide fuel to the body and therefore the body uses stored fat.

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I’m not sure this is the correct venue but here goes...has anyone experienced “bad breath” while on the liquid pre and post op diet? If so, what’s the best remedy? sugar free gum or mints? Brushing lasts for only a few hours. My family greatly appreciates your answers. Thanks kindly!

I smell like hot trash. Oh and I've breakers are sugar free.

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*Ice breakers. Also altoids have a sugar free mint.

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If your mouth is dry at all (I know mine has been since surgery 5 weeks ago), try Biotene mouthwash and to-go spray. Minty and refreshing. And yeah, I get intermittent stank breath. Especially in the a.m..... gross.

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