Halitosis

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath. The common causes of bad breath are poor oral hygiene, tobacco, foods like garlic and onions, xerostomia (dry mouth), certain drugs, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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I have bad breath even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My breath has been smelling bad even after brushing my teeth and tongue and using mouthwash.   Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are good. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you solve the issue. Bad breath may be due to many reasons like calculus, food deposits in wisdom teeth, dental caries, gastric diseases, gastric ulcers, and many more. I...  Read Full »

Why does my tooth hurt for four months with bad breath after a tooth filling?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a tooth filling before putting on some braces, but the tooth keeps hurting four months after the filling, and my breath smells bad as before the decay to the point that my pillows also smells bad now.   Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good evening sir. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you to solve the issue. Bad breaths may be due to dental caries, and fillings can be done with dental braces. So do not worry. Take an orthopantomogram and che...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bleeding gums with bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 60 kg and I am 5.8 feet tall. I am facing problems like bleeding gum, bad breath, and also my gums are getting separated from the teeth. What should I do? My gums bleed on brushing, so I tried using lemon for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problems you are suffering from are common among people, but you need to know the reason behind it. Bleeding gums are due to wrong brushing techniques or you are not maintaining oral hygiene properly and there is some food lodgement. For this, visit a dentist and ...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of bad breath despite brushing twice a day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My question is about oral health. In spite of brushing my teeth twice a day, I have bad breath. Please tell me why.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Bad breath, also known as halitosis can occur due to many reasons like poor oral hygiene, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, diabetes, etc. I suggest you consult a dentist and get evaluated. Thorough clinical evaluation and investigat...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candidiasis ...  Read Full »

I suffer from halitosis for a long time even after following oral hygiene. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I suffer from halitosis for a long time. I do not have any other health issues except halitosis. I got antisocial personality disorder after having it. I have also developed some psychological disorders due to halitosis. I do not have any dental problems and I brush my...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have an oral cause. The other causes can be indigestion, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), lung abscess, and pharyngeal disease. You need to rule out these conditions by doing investigations.  Read Full »

My tonsils were removed before 2 years, and I am getting tonsil stones now. What to do?

Query: Hello, I am 24 yrs old now, and I had my tonsils removed before 2 years because of halitosis. After few weeks, tonsil stones came back as Normal.Should I repeat surgery or what should I do to treat halitosis. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi Thanks for providing a brief history regarding the problem in concern. There is no question of developing stones in the oropharynx IF the tonsils have been removed completely (through whatever technique). Tonsils have crevices and the surface isnt flat and does have the tendency to accumilate fo...  Read Full »

My kid has bad odor in the mouth. What is causing it and what is the way out?

Query: Hello doctor,My 3 year old daughter's mouth has an odor and I always thoroughly brush her teeth every day. What is causing it and what is the way out?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Brush her teeth twice and clean her tongue and make sure she does not eat excess acidic food before going to bed. Ask her to make a habit of gargling with normal water after each food she takes. Avoid acidic foods, deep-fried foods as well as those with high sugar ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some natural remedies to control bad breath.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from bad breath from a very long time. I consulted a dentist three to four months back and they told me that my teeth are fine and there is nothing wrong. But I feel I have this bad breath all the time, even if I brush twice a day. I tried using mouthwash as sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will help you out. But before that, I would like to see the status of your teeth and tongue. Kindly upload an image as they will help me find what other dentists had missed. I will be waiting for the image, kindly do not use the flash to keep the colors natural. C...  Read Full »

Will implant supported bridge cause bad odor in mouth on long run?

Query: Hello doctor, Are implant supported bridges good? Will they cause bad breath in the long term? I have dental bridges in my four front teeth for about eight years, but now it is causing bad odor.  Read Full »


Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Implant supported bridge is an extremely good option for replacement of missing teeth. Implant is the best treatment option in dentistry and it is a lifelong treatment option. It stays for ur whole life without causing any problem. Once osseointegration has taken place ...  Read Full »

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