Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Chlorhexidine mouthwash, which contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, is an antiseptic mouthwash that is used to treat inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). This mouthwash reduces the bacterial load in the mouth, thus preventing gum and tooth infection. Avoid using this mouthwash for more than a month, as it can stain your teeth and alter taste.

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I watch videos to improve my brushing methods. Which method is the right one?

Query: Hello doctor, There are several videos on how to brush your teeth correctly on the internet. But I am not sure which one is the best method. I am 51 years old and had some fillings for my teeth. But I think brushing in a circular motion may be the right way instead of a back and forth motion. Here ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. First of all, I am glad to know you have 80% knowledge about oral hygiene methods. Yes, you are right; the circular motion could be practiced, but the force used should be significantly less. One stroke is suf...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding gums in women?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am having more bleeding from my gums for about one week, especially when brushing and flossing my teeth. Is there a mouthwash or antibiotic I can use to help?  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding in young women can occur due to: 1) Hormonal changes (pregnancy-related). 2) Poor oral hygiene (hormone-induced). 3) Calculus formation. 4) Hard brushing on gums. 5) Weakness due to nutrient deficiency. To be more precise, I need your history and phot...  Read Full »

What causes bad breath and white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have bad breath and my tongue is white even when I brush really hard for a long time. I have this issue for years. I have consulted a doctor about this issue. But nothing helps me.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foul breath always occurs in relation to food accumulation. White tongue occurs due to food deposition on the tongue. I suggest you use a soft bristle toothbrush for brushing. Use it twice daily in vertical strokes. Use a floss and tongue scraper after brushing. It ...  Read Full »

What does the pink patch on my tongue indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pink patch on my tongue. It has been there a week or so, and my general practitioner recommended Nystatin two days ago, but this has not worked. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like the infection is probably fungal (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) in origin. In certain cases of tongue inflammation, it will take more time to resolve, or it may also be possible for the infection not to resolve if it is not f...  Read Full »

Why do my gums hurt in one specific region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 69-year-old male. I am 6'0" and weigh 211 lbs. A couple of days ago, I began having a dull pain in my upper gum above one of my two front teeth. I was surprised because I take good care of my teeth, brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Anyway, as I said, the pain is dull,...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope I can lessen your discomfort. I think this pain could be due to trauma from a foreign object during eating or during brushing (quite possible). I suggest you some medications. Please take them and then update me if no relief is there.  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my swollen lymph node in the neck and enlarged tonsils.

Query: Hello doctor, I had aggressive damaged wisdom teeth removal about a month ago. And since then, I have a swollen lymph node in my neck on the side of the removal, which hurt and feel swollen. It is normal sometimes, but it does not go away. For the past four days, I get a recurrent sore throat and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, looking at the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), though your right tonsil is slightly enlarged, it does not look like cancer. It is most likely to be simply tonsillar hypertrophy. And since it has been for more than three years, it...  Read Full »

Why is my tongue turning yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My tongue looks yellow from a couple of days now. What is the cause? How to get rid of this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I would like to know the following: Do you have any gastric problems? Sometimes, gastric problems can lead to such yellow tongue. Do you have any itchy skin lesions? Fungal infection is another cause. Treat it if you h...  Read Full »

Will calcium supplements provide a solution for my bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I get bleeding at the time of brushing. I think I do not have enough calcium. Please provide me some calcium supplements and a solution to this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, this is the complaint most of the patients come up with, and they have a slight misconception about the problem. Usually, if gums bleed just while brushing, it is due to the weakness of gums and not the tooth. So you do not need any calcium supplements for it. ...  Read Full »

How to clean tonsils with Waterpik?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having an issue with one of my tonsils (or around one of my tonsils). I have dealt with tonsil stones for years, and have typically used my finger or Waterpik to remove them. Last Saturday, I discovered some tonsil stones and used my finger to remove them. Upon not getting everything...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read every detail you wrote. I must commend you for the detailed and chronological description of your problem. Like you predicted, it does not appear like stones. It is infected tons...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for light pink patch inside the mouth.

Query: Hello doctor, While checking my mouth, I found an unusual dot-like patch with light pink to reddish white in color. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing to worry about. It is a small ulcer that might have created due to trauma from toothbrush or the soft tissue might get placed while chewing food in between e...  Read Full »

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