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Bad Breath

Bad breath, otherwise called halitosis, is not necessarily caused due to poor oral hygiene. Some food items, smoking, dry mouth, dental infections, ENT (ear, nose, throat) infections, acid reflux, not cleaning the tongue properly, etc., can also cause bad breath.

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How can I manage my tooth sensitivity and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling sensitivity in my teeth and my mouth smells as well. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Jakhmola

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As stated by you this seems to be the case of gums disease commonly called pyorrhoea.  Read Full »

I am experiencing persistent yellow teeth and bad breath despite brushing my teeth and tongue three times a day. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been brushing my teeth and tongue three times a day for two months now, but my teeth are still yellow, and I have bad breath. I have been using a good toothpaste and a double action toothbrush of a good brand. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.It is advisable to consult a dentist for professional teeth cleaning. Teeth bleaching can also be considered to achieve teeth whitening for about a year. Additionally, you can explore a home remedy for teeth whitening and mainta...  Read Full »

I am suffering from mouth odor and weird taste. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mouth odour and taste of something wrong in my mouth. I scrap my younger every day thrice or more. Nothing affects me. What to do? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to a number of causes, such as poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, and diabetes. You should consult an oral physician or an otolaryngologist a...  Read Full »

I have sinusitis and bad breath for more than 10 years now. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know about the bad breath that is stuck with me for more than 10 years now. I have been experiencing a real struggle with breathing causing me to get sick all the time and my cough is getting worse day by day. I have read about sinusitis. But I am not sure and I have been ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. If you have been experiencing bad smells for an extended period and have been struggling with sinus problems since childhood, persistent bad smells can have various causes, including sinus infections, nasal polyps, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have bad breath when waking up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bad breath problem. I really feel a bad breath in my mouth when I wake up early in the morning.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. There are two main general reasons for halitosis (bad breath) related to oral cavity or teeth and the second one is related to the stomach. For oral cavity related you need to check for any cavity, accumulat...  Read Full »

I suffer from bad breath and have white spots on my tongue. Kindly suggest a method to clean the tongue.

Query: Hello doctor,I have two questions. Is there anything you recommend to clean the tongue? I get white spots on my tongue and it is hard to clean the back of my tongue due to gagging easily. Is that something that needs a prescription from a dentist because I suffer from bad breath?  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, we only use a tongue cleaner to clean a tongue that is made up of steel or plastic. Whenever you clean your tongue just breathe with your nose only and concentrate on something else but do not think about gagging. This will help you. Visit a dentist soon and...  Read Full »

I have bad breath even after good oral hygiene. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I brush my teeth twice a day and use a tongue scraper to clean the tongue. I eat breakfast in the morning, and I take snacks in between meals. In addition, I drink plenty of water to keep me hydrated. But, I always have bad breath and am not able to freshen m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question and I can understand your concern. It is not always dental issues which cause halitosis or bad breath, most of the time it is related to either respiratory tract system or gastric (stomach) issues. You need to visit a gastroenterologist ...  Read Full »

I have a few symptoms after wisdom tooth extraction. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got my wisdom teeth removed a few days ago. One side of the extraction site is not stitched and is quite deep. And also, there is a white bone or something inside the hole. Is that normal? My gum near the extraction site is white. Are white gums normal? My tongue has a yellowish or whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Seeing a whitish blood clot inside the wisdom tooth socket is normal. Please do not touch the area, and allow it to heal. I advise you to do a warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Currently, the chances of getting a dry socket are very ...  Read Full »

I have bad breath after wearing dentures. Why is that?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bad breath for the past two years. I also have complaints like dry mouth and dry tongue. I had a decayed tooth in the front two years back. I consulted a dentist and got it removed. I started wearing dentures to replace this missing tooth. I have been experiencing bad breath...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Candies will not cure halitosis. It just masks your taste with sweetness, and it is also harmful to your teeth. I need the following details to treat the symptoms of dry mouth and bad breath. 1. What antibiotics were taken after tooth remov...  Read Full »

I have persistent bad breath despite following many measures. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing bad breath for quite some time and I never brushed my teeth. By 15 years, I decided to brush my teeth every single day before school and started doing oil pulling with coconut oil, and started drinking plenty of water throughout the day (around two smart water b...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Well, you do not have to be this hard on yourself. Just maintain your oral hygiene properly and use mouthwash after brushing twice a day. Use a good metallic tongue cleaner that is available in the market. Use cardamom in your free t...  Read Full »

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