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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Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

What does green discoloration of upper front tooth indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crack that runs from my two front top teeth and it has a green color and is noticeable when I smile. It is near the gum line but causes no pain. Do I need a dentist checkup?  Read Full »


Dr. Sourendra Nath Basu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you need to visit your dentist as early as possible. Those green lines are basically a form of "calcified plaque or calculus" in medical term and the reason behind their green color can be chromogenic bacteria. These plaques are needed to be removed at the earl...  Read Full »

I accidentally swallowed Chlorhexidine mouthwash. Will I have serious problems?

Query: Hello doctor,A doctor suggested using a Chlorhexidine mouthwash, but I unknowingly swallowed it. I am worried about what will happen now, and I do not know what should I do now. Will I have any serious problems after swallowing the mouthwash? I am 25 years old, and I think I have swallowed a minimal...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to worry about because you swallowed a minimal amount of mouth wash, and it will not cause any discomfort. In case you have any discomfort, I suggest you consult a general surgeon. I suggest you take a half-cup of mouth wash, mix it with drinking water...  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 keep...  Read Full »

What is the cause for bleeding, swelling, and pain in the gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bleeding, swelling, and pain in the gums. Please suggest tablets for getting relief.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding gums are due to inflamed (simply, swollen) gums. The most probable cause is calculus (hard deposits) and plaque (soft deposits) irritating the gums. The treatment is to get a professional cleaning (scaling) done by a dentist. You can do lukewarm salt water garg...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bad breath? I floss, brush every morning and night, but still suffer from bad breath.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am 16 years old. I floss, brush every morning and night and use a tongue cleaner too. But still suffer from bad breath the whole day. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. After following these tips you will feel better and get rid of bad breath by 2 weeks. Start using chlorhexidine mouthwash thrice a day for 4 weeks. Do saline water mouth rinses (take lukewarm water in a small cup and add 1/4th teaspoon salt in it),...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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