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Q. My mouth stinks very badly. What shall I do?

Answered by
Dr. Tooba Qazi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 13, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hello doctor,

My mouth stinks very badly. What shall I do?

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  • Get a full mouth scaling done from a dentist.
  • Start using antibacterial mouthwash (example: Listerine) twice daily for two weeks. This is the best for stinking mouth (bad breath/ halitosis).
  • Another method for curing bad breath is saline mouth rinse. Take a small cup of lukewarm water and add a quarter teaspoon of salt in it and rinse thrice daily for 10 days.

You must get the cause identified. Treating the root cause will give a permanent solution for bad breath.

If the halitosis remains even after the use of mouthwash for two weeks, consult a dentist online for further treatment.


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