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 have had bad breath for five years and, I currently have a plaque on my teeth. How to overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I have had bad breath and when I talk people around me itch their noses. My problem started five years back and I was expecting it to stop someday, but it has not stopped yet. There is some plaque on my teeth. Now I prefer not to talk with my friends. When I ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do not worry. I have experience in handling halitosis (bad breath) cases. I can give you suitable remedies as well as therapy to get rid of your chronic bad breath issue. See the thing is that there may be a local or an underlying factor re...  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. 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 »

My tongue appears white in the morning, but there is no pain or lesion. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,Why does my tongue appear white in the morning? There is no pain or lesions. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The reason for the tongue to have a white layered coating by morning is usually when you do not brush at night. Brushing at nighttime is equally important like you brush during the day. When you usually consume any f...  Read Full »

How do I cure the chronic bad breath and pimples on the right side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I went through a period of dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry skin. The main issue that resulted from this was chronic bad breath. I had some reflux issues years ago and had undergone gastroscopy three months before. I floss regularly and have regular dental checkups. No matter what I did or...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I suggest you stay calm and composed, as bad breath is a very common finding in many people nowadays. In fact, to even those who visit the dentist for regular checkups! So do not attach yourself to social stigma and think negatively. Irrespective of the situ...  Read Full »

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