Oral Hygiene Maintenance

Maintaining your teeth and supporting structures is crucial, as you need them to chew, which is the first step of digestion. Some tips for maintaining your oral hygiene are brush your teeth twice daily, floss every day, always clean your tongue, use mouthwash, and prefer using a fluoridated toothpaste.

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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 »

How to treat bad breath permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from bad breath. Bad smell prevails after I brush my teeth or clean my tongue. I want to get rid of it. Is there any permanent solution?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath can be due to many reasons. One of the most common reasons is poor oral hygiene. Despite brushing well, there is some deposit of tartar (calculus) and plaque over a period. You should get a regular clean up (scaling - once a year) done by a dentist. Another com...  Read Full »

I have dark grayish colored patches on my upper four teeth. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I have dark grayish colored patches on the crown of my four upper teeth along the gum line. I can send pictures if you want. Is it periodontitis? I am very scared.  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. The dark gray colored deposits on your teeth is a part of the subgingival calculus. That means, the deposits started long back and irritated the gingiva. The slight bleeding from gums made it stained. This is not periodontitis. But, it is the sta...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation around my ribs during eight weeks of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female, and I am currently eight weeks pregnant. I have had a tummy ache, and my stomach is burning since yesterday. I also have a backache and a burning feeling around my ribs. I feel sick. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are suffering from gastritis. I suggest you try doing the following. You can take cold milk, which is very soothing. Avoid spicy food. Take more of fruits and salad. Eat small portions at frequent intervals. For more information consult a...  Read Full »

My teeth are yellow, which does not go away by brushing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My teeth are yellow and do not get clean with brushing. They were white before but gradually got yellow. What can be done? Also, I have bleeding and painful gums.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you visit a dentist and get your teeth cleaned for gum pain and bleeding. For yellow teeth, use baking soda, salt, and lemon juice paste to brush your teeth and then use normal tooth paste. Use this paste twice a week only, and it will give you good whitening...  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 »

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 »

Why did my gums swell when I tried to remove food particles?

Query: Hi doctor, I tried to get food out between my teeth. I feel like I have gotten my gum stuck between my teeth as I tried to get the food out. I feel pinching, and the gum is purple, swollen and bleeding. What do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Due to extra efforts, you have injured gum. It is inflamed, and that is why it is swollen. You can visit a dentist. Do not irritate the gum with tongue or nails. Brush the teeth slowly and carefully. I suggest antibiotics like capsule Amoxicillin 200 mg for two days tw...  Read Full »

How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have tooth sensitivity problem. I am suffering from this problem since last two months. I am unable to drink water also. I tried many sensitivity toothpastes, but it does not work properly. Please suggest me a proper drug or suggestion for instant relief.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tooth sensitivity happens due to many reasons, and it may be because of cavities in teeth. For instant relief, you need to put desensitized toothpaste, but as you are saying it is not working, then it is better for you to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. The...  Read Full »

Will severe acid reflux turn my teeth translucent with receding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I noticed that my teeth are not the best looking. I had acid reflux. I looked up a lot of stuff about acid in the mouth, and looking at my teeth I think this is what is happening. My teeth started turning translucent two weeks ago. When I looked it up, it said that it could occur...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you have explained are right. If you have acid reflux problem and in your case, it looks like there is too much of acid refluxing in your mouth from the stomach. This acid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have common...  Read Full »

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