Dental Plaque

Dental plaque is the soft and sticky film that form over the teeth every day. It results from living microorganisms, which are surrounded by a gluey layer. If this layer is not cleaned every day by brushing and flossing, then the minerals from the saliva solidify this layer and form tartar.

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How to treat bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from bad breath. Bad smell prevails after I brush my teeth or clean my tongue. I want to get rid of it. Is there any permanent solution?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath can be due to many reasons. One of the most common reasons is poor oral hygiene. Despite brushing well, there is some deposit of tartar (calculus) and plaque over a period. You should get a regular clean up (scaling - once a year) done by a dentist. Another com...  Read Full »

Do blood in mouth on sucking gums and bad taste indicate gingivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Since four months after brushing, there is blood in my mouth. Now, if I suck my left side upper gum, there is a bad taste and bleeding. I brush twice a day. And I did not have any dental issues before. I am using Sensodyne due to some sensitivity since the same t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclliniq.com. It is the beginning of gum infection you are talking about, and you need to get scaling done soon. Bleeding gums is because of developing plaque at gum lines which initially cause gingivitis or inflamed gums, but if left untreated, plaque will turn harder, and t...  Read Full »

Can one get bad breath even after maintaining good oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from chronic bad breath for the past few years. I did not get it diagnosed, though. What confuses me is that I perform good oral hygiene but still cannot get rid of it. I went to a dentist two months back, she just cleaned my teeth, and it seemed like it worked, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The most common cause of bad breath is a gum condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused by constant irritation due to tartar/calculus (hardened yellow deposits on the ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling in my gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain and swelling in gums and sometimes bleeding as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. Thank you very much for sending pictures and for making my diagnosis clear. See, it is gingivitis along with a traumatic ulcer. Gingivitis is due to the accumulation of plaque and while the ulcer is due to hot food inhalation. I am prescribing some...  Read Full »

How to eliminate the brownish spots on my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,What are the brownish spots that have formed between my upper back teeth? They are on both sides. I just noticed these brown spots tonight while brushing my teeth. They do not come off when I brush them. I have a habit of chewing tobacco.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I am very sorry for the inconvenience. As a specialist, I am here to help you. The brown spots over the teeth that do not clean by brushing are stains and plaque. They...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Why do I have gum pain after having implants?

Query: Hi doctor,Eight days ago, I had four dental implants placed in the lower jaw. Is it normal to have pain on the sides of the gums where I got implants?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. The presence of pain for 10 to 15 days after implant is a normal one. It might also be due to some infections like plaque or food lodgement or due to some pathological changes in bone. So, you should consult your nea...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to manage swollen and bleeding gums.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cut in the gum after having some food. Later, I gargled with Listerine and it worsens the condition with swelling. I am having bleeding gums while brushing. I am 35 years old and I am diabetic. Please do the needful.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called localized peridontitis, which occur sometimes if there was food impaction between the two teeth or some prolonged infection due to plaque and calculus deposition. You should use warm saline gargle thrice a day for a week. Visit a dentist and ask him to cle...  Read Full »

My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth...  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ...  Read Full »

How can I whiten my orange colored tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are orange in color since I was born. What is the treatment to make them white?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. In case, there is any sort of stains, plaque or calculus, you need to visit a periodontist and get oral prophylaxis done with post-bleaching. In case, there is thin enamel and the yellowish discoloration ...  Read Full »

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