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Biting lips, lips look white in color, bad odor in mouth. Causes and treatment?

i am 13 years old. i used to be bitting my lips a few month ago and it been 2 to 3 months since i have stopped biting my lips. but now my lips are looking as if there is no blood in them and it is looking white. also, i brush twice a day and my dental hygiene is good , but now i have been getting bad odour in my mouth . i brush regularly day and night and also use mouthwash but still i get the smell. please answer my query
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics 's  Response
Thanks for posting at HealthcareMagic.

Biting lips can be due to 2 reasons:
-Malpositioning of teeth ie: teeth are out and thus you end up biting your teeth.

If its the first case then i think you must visit an orthodontist (for Braces), so that he can treat the root cause of your problem. If its a habit then its good that you have stopped it on your own.

About the white lips, if there is any deposite which is white in colour or patchy discolouration then you may have developed a fungal infection called candidiasis/oral thrush for which you need to put antifungal ointments on the area locally.

If the lips have become pale, then you need to visit your physician for a blood test to check your hemoglobin. If the iron content of your body is low (anemia) then that can cause pale lips which needs to be treated.

Check for more white patches in your mouth, if present then that may cause bad breath but usually bad breath is because of deposits on the teeth for which a clean up(scaling and polishing) is required. For the above mentioned problems i would recommend you to visit a dentist.

Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
Is biting lips is your habit or your teeth is malpositioned
get this checked clinically.white discoloration can be of
varous readons like anaemic ,fungalcinfection,white precancerous
lesions.check for any other white patch in your mouth.
Foul smell indicates either your stomach is upset or bad
oral hygiene.i would advice you scaling of your teeth,vitamin
and iron supplements ,chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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