Q. Why do I have bad breath even after maintaining proper oral hygiene?

Answered by
Dr. Honey Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I notice I have bad breath no matter how well I maintain proper teeth hygiene. What can help me in this regard?

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentistry Oral Implantologist
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to a number of causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, postnasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, diabetes, etc.
  • You should consult an oral physician or an otolaryngologist and get evaluated as a thorough clinical evaluation depending upon suspected causes can help in your treatment. Treatment of the underlying cause will relieve the symptoms.
  • As of now, you should start gargling with a flavored mouthwash twice a day. You should chew a flavored sugar-free chewing gum. Do warm saline gargles twice a day.
  • You also need to limit the intake of high aroma foods like onion and garlic. Drink plenty of water and maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps. Regards.

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