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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Why do I have dry skin around my mouth and how can I treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I have dry skin around my mouth and how can I treat it?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. There are number of causes of such dryness. Use of colored toothpaste, excessive salivation, rubbing tongue on lips, poor oral hygiene, use of lip balms and lipsticks. Treatment involves maintaining good oral hygiene. Mix Clotrimazole an...  Read Full »

What are the causes of throbbing tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have been under tremendous amounts of stress and following that, I have started to notice my bottom front tooth has started to feel slightly abnormal. It sits further back from the rest. Recently, it feels like something has trapped between the teeth and throbs now and then. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dentist removes only the calculus deposits, which are highly infectious and cause recession of gums in front teeth. He cannot remove enamel of any tooth while deep cleaning. You should maintain your gum hygiene by using a mild mouthwash or warm salt water gargle thric...  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 »

Why do I have pain in my eyes and a bad taste in my mouth?

Query: Hi...i am having pain in my eyes it's like some kind of stretch.. Secondly the taste of my mouth is very irritating and i am not having any urge to eat anything...I thinking my body is heating but i am not having any fever   Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Good Evening The most common reasons for a bad taste in your mouth have to do with dental hygiene. Not flossing and brushing regularly can cause gingivitis, which can cause a bad taste in your mouth. Dental problems, such as infections, abscesses, and even wisdom teeth coming in, can also cause a b...  Read Full »

What causes bad breath and white coating on the tongue?

Query: I have very bad breath and my tongue be white unless I brush really hard and for a long time. Same issue for years. Been to the doctor about it and the dentist. Nothing has helped.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your personal Dentist - I went through query , as a Specialist am ready to help you . Issue of foul breath always related to food accumulation . As you mentioned white tongue that depicts food layer deposition . So I would recommend :- Use a soft bristle brus...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Will implant supported bridge cause bad odor in mouth on long run?

Query: Hello doctor, Are implant supported bridges good? Will they cause bad breath in the long term? I have dental bridges in my four front teeth for about eight years, but now it is causing bad odor.  Read Full »


Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Dentist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Oral Implantologist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Implant supported bridge is an extremely good option for replacement of missing teeth. Implant is the best treatment option in dentistry and it is a lifelong treatment option. It stays for ur whole life without causing any problem. Once osseointegration has taken place ...  Read Full »

What can be the causes of bad breath despite good oral hygiene?

Query: My teenage daughter has struggled with bad breath for at least two years. She has impeccable teeth cleaning habits and visitors dentist every 6 months. I can’t help but believe It has something to do with sinuses or perhaps tonsils. Any ideas/thoughts on this? This causes her to be very self cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Wajid Hassan

Dentist

Answer: Hi, How are you. Sorry to hear about your daughter. Teenager has a problem of not having good oral hygiene. I will give some tips and hopefully it will be reduced. Buy an electric toothbrush if you dont have one. The good thing is the all electric brush has a timer in it. When you start it with pus...  Read Full »

Is my dental problem curable?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 70 years old. He has some dental problem and that is filled with pus and blood. Local dentist checked it, but the treatment does not provide complete solution. It occurs again and again. Please check the picture and tell me what it is. Is it cancerous? Is it curable? Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Johnn Kazimm

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) go, first inadequate frenum mandibular reveals inadequacy of attached gingiva. Then, two swellings can be seen in the lower region and possibly with pus. Firstly, a thorough scaling followed by deep scaling...  Read Full »

What causes bad odor from mouth and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, For a while now I have had a terrible odor that comes out my mouth and nose. The odor is somewhat subtle whenever I am not around a fan, AC, etc. But whenever I am around one of those, the smell seems to spread all around me. I am positive the smell is coming from inside my stomach. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing like leaking gut in the medical dictionary. The bad breath you are experiencing, in medical terms is called halitosis. It is majorly because of poorly kept oral hygiene. It could be an indicator of gum infection, tooth decay, smoking, alcohol, etc. So...  Read Full »

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