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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I suffer from bad breath and the presence of a sticky film on my gums. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Do I have healthy gums? I suffer from bad breath and the presence of a sticky film on my gums. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query, and the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and can understand your concern regarding dental health. Your gums are not healthy enough as they are having inflammation and redness. Because of the prese...  Read Full »

Why am I having bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and have bad breath. And I have consulted many dentists for treatment. But no one has any idea about what problem is actually causing bad breath. I usually brush my teeth 2 to 3 times daily.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You can opt for the following treatments stepwise. Start using antibacterial or Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash. This is best for bad breath or stinking mouth and halitosis. Use twice a day for two weeks. Another very helpful method for the cure of bad breath is saline wa...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old daughter has a decayed tooth in the upper right side of her mouth despite brushing twice daily. How to manage this?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven years old. She has a decayed tooth in the upper right side of her mouth. She used to brush her teeth twice daily, but I can see some deposits on her teeth even after brushing twice. How to maintain oral hygiene in children? How to manage the decayed tooth? Does she req...  Read Full »


Dr. Anjana. G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you consult a dentist and take an X-ray. If the cavity is not deep, filing can be done. If it is a large cavity, pulpectomy or extraction is required. I also suggest you follow the following instructions to maintain your daughter's ...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old female suffering from diabetes, and I have noticed bleeding from my gums after brushing recently. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I have diabetes and am taking medications for it. I was able to see blood bleeding from my gums after brushing recently. I brush my teeth twice a day and gargle my mouth with mouthwash everyday morning. So, how can I get these bleeding gums even after maintaining...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diabetic patients have swollen spongy gums usually which bleed more often due to inflammation. Even if you maintain oral hygiene it is important that you get your teeth and gums cleaned by a dentist every six months and control your diabetes ...  Read Full »

My daughter has a decayed tooth and white deposits on her teeth. How to improve and maintain her oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is seven years old and has a decayed tooth on the upper right first molar. I can also see some white deposits on her teeth. She brushes her teeth twice a day. Then, why does she have some white deposits on her teeth? How to remove these white deposits present on her teeth? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Avoid giving her sweet foods before going to bed at night. 2. Give multivitamin supplements for three months. 3. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is very imp...  Read Full »

I recently got separators for my teeth, which I removed as they were causing bad breath. Is it okay?

Query: Hello, I recently got four separators in my teeth for braces. I removed two of them myself after four days because they had a very foul smell, which gave me bad breath. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Separators are placed to gain space for the placement of the molar band. Since you are going to start with orthodontic treatment, kindly maintain oral hygiene properly and gargle after every meal. The foul smell could have been due to food lodgement. Regarding the re...  Read Full »

How can I fix my gum bleeding problem?

Query: Hello doctor,How to fix the blood leak in gums or gum bleeding? I am facing this problem for the last two years. I tried two times brushing but no improvement till now. Anyone help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding is a common problem faced by many people. Mainly it is due to improper tooth brushing, bad oral health, food lodgement, and poor gum health. All you can do is visit a dentist soon and get it checked properly. After the checking, go for cleaning of teeth. I...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of tartar in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and I rarely brush. Just a handful of months ago, I got plaque at the insides of my bottom teeth and now it has become worse with tartar and plaque. How can I get rid of it?  Read Full »


Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Irregular maintenance of good oral hygiene (like tooth brushing) can lead to tartar or plaque deposits around the teeth and on the gums. This weakens the jaw bones and mobilizes teeth in the long run. Bad breath can also be seldom avoided. However, prevention is better th...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

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 »

Is it necessary to floss on all sides of the dental implant to prevent infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent my right lower molar removal and got an implant with a crown. I am aware that I should floss on the sides of the crown, but I am worried that I might damage the peri-implant barrier while flossing as there is a possibility that my floss could slip under the crown ...  Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) If proper hygiene is not maintained, it is possible to get peri-implantitis which is oral mucosal (tissue lining in the mouth) inflammation and bone loss around the implant region over time. 2) Food lodgement happens if there is space between the implant and the nea...  Read Full »

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