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 am having bad breath for a long time, but my teeth and gums are fine. Please suggest some solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I have been suffering from chronic bad breath for a very long time. However, my teeth and gums are fine.   Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a misconception that bad breath is due to dental problems, but that is not always true. The patients remain untreated because of so many social and psychological issues. The bad breath can also be due to, Diabetes. Smoking. Lung infection. Chest disease. Kidn...  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 Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 easily overcome bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, How do I stay free from bad breath?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Causes for halitosis (bad breath) are: Calculus (tartar) deposits on the teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis - gum problem. Food impaction inside the decayed teeth. Debris on the tongue. Systemic causes such as gastritis. Temporary cause like intake of...  Read Full »

How to cure bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My mouth stinks very badly. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a full mouth scaling done from a dentist. Start using antibacterial mouthwash (example: Listerine) twice daily for two weeks. This is the best for stinking mouth (bad breath/ halitosis). Another method for curing bad breath is saline mouth rinse. Take a small ...  Read Full »

Why do I have teeth sensitivity, pain, and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy. I have teeth pain and sensitivity whenever I drink something cold or hot. Why does it occur? I also have stains on my teeth. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, but my teeth do not look white. How can I improve the colour of my teeth? Also, why do I get the smell ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from halitosis. You must be having sensitive teeth, hence having pain or cold or hot sensation. I suggest using Sensodyne toothpaste. Try using Orahex (Chlorhexidine) gargles twice daily for bad breath. Slight staining is normal, it has to be noted ...  Read Full »

Is my bad breath due to the fever medications I took?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe bad breath problem after taking fever medications for a week. Does it come from my stomach? Please help me, as I am embarrassed.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath is due to the destruction of good bacteria in the intestine by antibiotics. I suggest you try probiotics, such as Lactobacilli, thrice daily for two weeks. You will feel better.  Read Full »

Why is my bad breath not going away with brushing or eating anything?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad breath, and it is not going even by brushing or eating, etc. What can I do? I have tried tongue scrapers and switching toothpaste. I brush, and the problem is still there a few minutes later. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. See, bad breath or halitosis is due to dental problems and systemic reasons like diabetes, liver problems, or leukemia. I suggest you share more details like onset, duration, and frequency to confirm the diagnosis and suggest a prop...  Read Full »

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 »

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