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 suffering from bad breath for four years and have no relief even after consultation with a dentist. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from bad breath for more than four years. I consulted with the dentist but did not get rid of my bad breath. Please help me. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your complaint, bad breath is also known as halitosis. It can occur due to a number of causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, and diabetes. You should consult an oral physician o... Read Full »
Please suggest a solution to control bad breath.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. When I talk to someone they said I have bad breath, and do brush and come back again. But I always clean my tongue properly. Most of the people whom I have talked about said I have bad breath. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem. There are a number of potential causes and treatments available. Simple home remedies, and lifestyle changes, such as improved dental hygiene and quitting smoking, can often remove the issue. The best method to reduce halito... Read Full »
My mouth has a foul smell and yellow saliva with a horrible taste in the early morning. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My mouth has a very foul smell all day, and when I wake up in the morning, my mouth is full of yellow saliva and is horrible in taste. It has been two months. I have tried various types of mouthwash. I usually brush my teeth twice a day. But still, my mouth stinks all day. What is the so... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is completely normal; the yellow coloration is due to bacterial overgrowth overnight. You should not worry. I suggest, 1. Listerine (Thymol, Eucalyptol, Methyl salicylate, and Menthol) mouthwash thrice daily. 2. Wash your mouth with sal... Read Full »
Can a gum disease (periodontitis) be completely treated if diagnosed early?
Query: Hello doctor,Can a gum disease (periodontitis) be reversed at an early stage? I have been to a dentist today, and they told me this is untreatable and can only be slowed down. Is this true? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Periodontal disease is manageable. It is true that though it is difficult to gain attachment level to the tooth back in case of tooth mobility, professional plaque control, oral hygiene measures, and, most importantly, follow-up every six months help to maintain dental... Read Full »
Can halitosis be caused due to gastritis?
Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about halitosis. I already went to the dentist and the dentist said that the problem is not in the mouth and it could be in my stomach so here I am. I hope you can help me because I am at my wit's end right now. How do I know if it is in the stomach? What should I do? I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Halitosis or bad breath usually originates from oral or nasal passages. The cause of it is bacterial decay of residual food and debris. Most common causes of halitosis are periodontal diseases, dental caries, oral cavity infection, and coated or uncleaned tongue or decr... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing bad breath and dry mouth after I started wearing dentures for the past two years?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had bad breath for the past two years. I also have complaints like dry mouth and dry tongue. I had a decayed tooth in the front two years back. I consulted a dentist and got it removed. I started wearing dentures to replace this missing tooth. I have been experiencing bad breath... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Candies will not cure halitosis. It just masks your taste with sweetness, and it is also harmful to your teeth. I need the following details to treat the symptoms of dry mouth and bad breath. 1. What antibiotics were taken after tooth remov... Read Full »
I have been suffering from bad breath for the past five years. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from bad breath. I feel uncomfortable talking to my colleagues and sharing work problems with seniors. Is there any permanent medical treatment for severe bad breath? I have been suffering from it for the past five years.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to several causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory diseases, diabetes, etc. You should con... 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.What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for approaching icliniq.com. 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 advise you to do scaling... 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. What to do?Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for consulting us at icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood you concern. 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 c... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »