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Why am I having bad breath problem even after scaling?


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Answered by

Dr. Bindia

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At June 30, 2018
Reviewed AtJanuary 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I went to the dentist because I am having bad breath problem whole day from last eight years. This bad breath is also there after brushing. The doctor did scaling and polishing and gave me a mouthwash (Chlorhexidine gluconate solution) but it did not work. I am still having bad breath. One of the dentist suggested me to go for ENT. When I wake up in the morning my mouth smells very very bad, then after brushing also my mouth start smelling after few minutes, brushing two times a day did not make any effect on my bad breath. My friends say you have unusual smell in your mouth because of which I am not able to talk with anyone. This unpleasant smell is not for some time, it is the whole day. Do not know why. Please help me. X-ray paranasal sinuses were done and ENT specialist said everything is fine.

Answered by Dr. Bindia


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The patient is suffering from halitosis or GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. See your dentist regularly, at least twice a year. Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products. Cut down on coffee, drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth from becoming dry, chew sugar-free gum after eating to stimulate the flow of saliva which will help clean away any remaining food particles. Keep a log of the foods you eat. I suggest taking capsule Rabelet (Rabeprazole) BD empty stomach seven days, tablet Anxit (Alprazolam) 0.25 mg HS for seven days. Also, take opinion from gastroenterologist and ENT laryngoscopic examination.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bindia
Dr. Bindia

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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