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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I am suffering from bad breath for four years and have no relief even after consultation with a dentist. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from bad breath for more than four years. I consulted with the dentist but did not get rid of my bad breath. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your complaint, bad breath is also known as halitosis. It can occur due to a number of causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, and diabetes. You should consult an oral physician o...  Read Full »

There is a white bone on the inner side of my extraction site, a yellowish-white coating on my tongue, and bad breath after extraction. Why?

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 »

Please suggest a solution to control bad breath.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. When I talk to someone they said I have bad breath, and do brush and come back again. But I always clean my tongue properly. Most of the people whom I have talked about said I have bad breath.  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem. There are a number of potential causes and treatments available. Simple home remedies, and lifestyle changes, such as improved dental hygiene and quitting smoking, can often remove the issue. The best method to reduce halito...  Read Full »

My mouth has a foul smell and yellow saliva with a horrible taste in the early morning. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mouth has a very foul smell all day, and when I wake up in the morning, my mouth is full of yellow saliva and is horrible in taste. It has been two months. I have tried various types of mouthwash. I usually brush my teeth twice a day. But still, my mouth stinks all day. What is the so...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is completely normal; the yellow coloration is due to bacterial overgrowth overnight. You should not worry. I suggest, 1. Listerine (Thymol, Eucalyptol, Methyl salicylate, and Menthol) mouthwash thrice daily. 2. Wash your mouth with sal...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to control bad odor due to stomach problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a regular alcoholic. The problem is that I have bad smell due to stomach problem. Suggest me how to cure bad smell. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With little changes in diet and lifestyle, it is possible to remove the bad smell. Have food in a proper manner and always have smaller bites. Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly so that all of what you eat gets digested. Do not gulp your food. While havin...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing bad breath and dry mouth after I started wearing dentures for the past two years?

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. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

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 been suffering from bad breath for the past five years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from bad breath. I feel uncomfortable talking to my colleagues and sharing work problems with seniors. Is there any permanent medical treatment for severe bad breath? I have been suffering from it for the past five years.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to several causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory diseases, diabetes, etc. You should con...  Read Full »

I am a 61-year-old male and I have allergic symptoms. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 61-year-old male, generally in good health, and have no known allergies or asthma. For the past ten years, I have lived in a house with an old carpet in the combined living and dining area. Before seven years, I had an irritated throat and eyes, nasal congestion, rapid sneezing, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two parts to your query. First, your allergies. Clinically they appear to be due to house dust mites rampant in curtains, carpets, furry objects, cushions, etc. The only permanent way to rid yourself of these is by taking allergy shots or drops. Before tha...  Read Full »

I have bad breath even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My breath has been smelling bad even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash.What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for approaching I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. Bad breath may be due to many reasons like calculus, food deposits in wisdom teeth, dental caries, gastric diseases, gastric ulcers, and many more. I advise you to do scaling...  Read Full »

I brush my teeth regularly but cannot get rid of bad breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from bad breath. I brush my teeth regularly but cannot get rid of bad breath. Kindly suggest a treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bad breath or halitosis can be caused due to dental and non-dental reasons. Dental reasons include- 1. Accumulation of tartar or calculus on the tooth. 2. Failed tooth fillings or crowns. 3. Multiple teet...  Read Full »

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