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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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

Dentist

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

Dentist

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

Dentist, Endodontist

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

Dentist, Orthodontist

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

Dentist, Endodontist

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 »

Will deposits on tongue cause bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white-coated tongue for the past eight or nine months. When I clean it in the morning, it goes away slightly but after sometime when I eat something, it comes back again. Especially when I drink something like milk, it gets deposited on my tongue layer. It also causes bad b...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coated tongue is very common. The tongue has papillae of many kinds that sense the taste and the skin of the tongue is quite rough so it is natural to get a coated tongue whenever you eat or drink. The best example is getting an orange tongue when eating an orange Ic...  Read Full »

Does tooth discoloration indicate that the tooth is dead?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeing by my top gumline 6 of my teeth have mild abfractions and are changing color from the gumline down. I do not know what to do and I am freaking out. Are my teeth all dead? My last visits to the dentist's office is in November of last year and I noticed some color change in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image is not clear to determine any specific concerns of yours as color was not visible properly. But as an expert, your teeth looked fine. You need scalin...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling behind my last tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight swelling on the skin in my mouth near my back teeth. It is slightly bigger than the other side. It has been there since three days. Though it does not hurt, there is some irritation when I eat or drink. I am not aware whether I bumped it while brushing. If so, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are having infection in the area and it got swollen. It may be due to food impaction or decay in the area. You should ask your dentist to either do a small surgery to remove the inflamed flap or just some cleaning of the area might be enough...  Read Full »

Can non-alcoholic mouthwash be prescribed for controlling bad breath in a smoker?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there a difference in alcoholic and non-alcoholic mouthwash. Which is better at combating bad breath due to smoking than alcoholic? I am in a hygiene school and want to know whether or not to recommend non-alcohol mouthwash for the complaints of bad breath from smoking. I have rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Rachna

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can definitely prescribe alcohol-free mouthwash in such cases, in fact they are better in the patients who consume alcohol and smoke. Alcohol-free mouthwash should not contain Benzalkonium chloride (allergen), Sodium lauryl sulfate, Saccharin, or alcohol. On ...  Read Full »

I have sores on tongue with pus like covering. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two sores on my tongue. The sores have a clear to yellow pus like covering on them. What can it be? Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rachna

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sores can heal better by avoiding acidic or highly salty foods and any other substances that are irritating. An anesthetic such as Lidocaine may be used as a mouth rinse. Sucralfate and Aluminum-magnesium antacids can be soothing when applied alone. Some mouth ...  Read Full »

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