Mouthwash

Mouthwash is generally an antiseptic liquid that is swirled around in the mouth to kill bacteria, strengthen the tooth, and to improve gum health. Some mouthwashes have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal action.

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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 »

Is it possible to scrap the white debris present on the inner surface of the cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have white debris on the inner surface of my cheeks, where teeth rub the cheeks and lower lip. Is it possible to scrape off this debris? Today after brushing and cleaning the debris, I had bleeding from my mouth. On examining, I found two fissures inside my left cheek, the whole left c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described along with pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), point towards a fungal infection. It is mostly candidiasis. It is very simple to treat. However, it must be determined why it occurred. It can be due to stress, other vi...  Read Full »

Will the use of an electric toothbrush and anticavity mouth rinse avoid caries formation?

Query: Hi doctor,I was wondering if it is possible to consult with you about dental care. My husband and I did not go to a dentist since COVID hit, and I am wondering if, besides flossing and brushing our teeth, there are other things we can do to make sure our oral health is covered.We use a regular tooth...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query, am very happy to help you in every possible way. It would be very helpful if I would have seen the current oral hygiene status of your and your husband. Kindly upload an image keeping your mouth open, making sure the teeth are visible. I...  Read Full »

Why are my gums still red after using an electronic toothbrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist before two months. He said that I had good teeth health and gum health. The only thing is for my front teeth on the top and bottom I developed a frayed appearance around the gumline. He said this was from too much gumline and toothbrush contact and that switching ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have an excellent set of healthy teeth. By observing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the gums do seem to have puffiness, but only of mild nature.The brush whether electric or not does not matter, just do not touch the gums and stick to the...  Read Full »

What to do if someone swallows rat killer cake?

Query: Hi doctor,As the rats were troubling me, I bought a rat killer cake. I just sprinkled the cake like powder in air. I think a particle could have gone into my mouth. After that I did not swallow anything. Please help me  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Only a particle will not cause any serious problem. Wash your mouth properly with water and do gargles with plain water. If you develop breathing difficulty, nausea, vomiting, palpitations or restless...  Read Full »

Why is my tongue turning yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, My tongue looks yellow from a couple of days now. What is the cause? How to get rid of this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. I would like to know the following: Do you have any gastric problems? Sometimes, gastric problems can lead to such yellow tongue. Do you have any itchy skin lesions? Fungal infection is another cause. Treat it if you h...  Read Full »

I have a hole in the gums where the wisdom tooth was extracted. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth removed about two weeks ago and they had put dissolvable stitches. When I looked into my mouth today, the stitches are gone and there is a big hole there. Is that normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure that requires suturing. Suturing can be done with resorbable (dissolvable) or non-resorbable materials. Yours is the dissolvable type as you have mentioned. The advantages of this type of suturing are: They resorb on thei...  Read Full »

How to refix my fallen tooth cap at home?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please help me to fix the tooth cap at home. I have a small kid, so I am not able to go to the hospital that too in this pandemic situation I do not want to take risks. Please tell me a fixer name to fix the cap.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fixer we use to place a cap is not available commercially. And even placing the cap in correct way is also a challenge otherwise it might get accidentally dislodged and swallowed. So, kindly avoid any such complication for now. Kindly keep the cap safely and...  Read Full »

How often should you brush your teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, How many times a day should I brush my teeth? I recently bought an electronic toothbrush with five modes. I am not new to electronic toothbrushes. I brush my teeth in sensitive mode and I used to wash them three times a day after having food. Sometimes, especially after I had my teeth c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. The best oral hygiene maintenance method is to brush your teeth with a soft or medium toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The electronic toothbrush does not offer any real additional benefit to normal individuals. It is the movements of the toothbrush made by our hands that b...  Read Full »

I have bad odor after food got stuck in my teeth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got food stuck in my teeth couple of days back. I was not able to remove it but now I have. The food particle emitted bad odor, but now after removing that food particle that particular teeth and gum is still smelling. What does that mean? Is my gum or tooth rotting?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcme to icliniq.com. As a specialist I am here to help you. Food-lodgement is a classical sign of developing a cavity in your tooth. Foul smell can be due to fermentation of food particles in the cavity. Wether it is rotten or not will be associated with severe pain and discomfort. If pos...  Read Full »

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