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 »

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 »

Why do I have pimples on the back of my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. A month ago, I noticed few small pimples at the back of my tongue and I thought that they will get alright on their own. But, they have been there for almost a month.  And, I have halitosis too. I often have a sore throat as well, but it is not severe.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bumps are enlarged circumvallate papillae, which can be due to a number of causes like oral infections, acid reflux, throat infections, or a post nasal drip. Halitosis or bad breath can occur due to poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, post nasal drip, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have bad breath even after maintaining proper oral hygiene?

Query: Hello doctor, I notice I have bad breath no matter how well I maintain proper teeth hygiene. What can help me in this regard?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can occur due to a number of causes like poor oral hygiene, oral and dental infections, postnasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, respiratory infections, diabetes, etc. You should consult an oral physician or an otolaryngologist and ...  Read Full »

What could a sore bump behind my last molar on the right side of my mouth be?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist four days ago and now I am noticing a sore bump behind my last molar on the right side of my mouth.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable diagnosis is pericoronitis. As per your symptoms, the sore bump behind the last molar tooth can be either due to an abscess formation that can be due to an injury or it can be due to an erupting wisdom tooth that might be putting pressure over the ...  Read Full »

I have plaque deposits on my teeth. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have plaque deposits on my teeth and gums. My gums bleed often, and they are receding. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is calculus deposits over your gums. It occurs when the plaque is not removed properly with brushing, and it starts becoming hard due to calcium deposits over it. It accumulates more and mo...  Read Full »

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