Control Bad Breath

Bad breath is an unpleasant odor present in exhaled breath. Bad breath is also known as halitosis. The common causes are poor oral hygiene and dehydration. The other reasons are smoking, tooth decay, and gum disease. Taking lifestyle modification by quitting smoking, chewing tobacco, keeping the body hydrated and brushing twice daily, and flossing regularly helps control it.

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How can bad breath be stopped and prevented?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a problem with bad smell from mouth. I have faced this problem six to eight months before after my accident and I took heavy-dose antibiotics. I have shown to a dentist and I have cleared all my tooth problems. After that also, I am facing this bad smell. I am taking Omepra...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from halitosis and this requires a proper dental evaluation. If that is cleared then you might be having a gastroesophageal reflux disease. You need to be started on a combination of Rabeprazole and Domperidone once daily. Do Listerine gargle...  Read Full »

Why do I have bad breath despite using mouthwash?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been facing bad breath and mouth odor issues for many years. However, my oral hygiene is good, and I am using mouthwash, but the effect of mouthwash does not last even for an hour. Kindly tell me the exact treatment to get rid of bad breath.  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bad mouth odor (halitosis) is caused by food deposits, plaque, tartar (calculus), etc. The food deposit forms a thin film that is easily removable, but when it is calcified, it is very difficult to remove by simple brushing. Therefore, I suggest you do ultrasonic sca...  Read Full »

My mouth smells bad, which creates a negative impression upon others. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mouth smells bad. The problem is increasing day by day. Please suggest something because it creates a very bad impression in front of everyone.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Bad breath or halitosis can be due to dental and non-dental reasons. Dental reasons include accumulation of tartar or calculus on the teeth, gum disease, failed fillings or crowns, multiple cavities, tongue deposits, and impacted wisdom...  Read Full »

How to keep breath fresh all day?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not have any dental issues. I have been getting regular dental checks. How do I keep my breath fresh all day?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good to know that you go for regular dental check-ups. Breath can be kept fresh by maintaining oral hygiene. Follow proper brushing technique (Bass-sulcular method). Brush once in 12 hours. Gargle after every meal. Clean your tongue daily. You can use flos...  Read Full »

I cannot get rid of bad breath although I brush every day. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I brush my teeth every day and still cannot get my breath fresh. It comes from my throat. I have tried everything. Can you tell me what to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is the age when you will be having new teeth erupting which causes gum swellings and accumulation of plaque (deposits) on teeth which might cause the bad breath. The other thing is any cavities, if present, cause bad breath as well. Any gastro problem such as GER...  Read Full »

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