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Have smell even after bowels, senokot liquid subsided. Have bad breath, told nothing gave mouthwashes

Hello , although I go to the toilet every morning (poo), by about 10am to 11am or after I eat anything, I can still smell myself it doesn't help that I work with a colleague with an over active sense of smell which has consequently made me very concious. As a result I have resorted to taking senokot liquid 10mls every night but not sure if this is sustainable but the odour has gone. (before this I was taking epsom salts but I found that rather too drastic to take on a regular basis) Also for the past few years I have had terrible terrible bad breath, I have spoken to my dentist who said there is nothing I can do just use mouth washes. Do you have any suggestions.

I will be back in 10 minutes have to collect my daughter from gym club
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Bad breath is usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.
Plaque and calculus deposition can cause ginigivitis and thus bad smell from mouth.
Please do visit a dentist and get scaling done.
Use soft-interdental toothbrush and clean your teeth after every meals.
Frequent warm saline gargle may help.
Also get your blood sugar level checked.
Get your medicines replaced if causing difficultis.
Also consult a physician regarding your physical health is concerned.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Bad breath is caused due to many reasons like poor oral hygiene, gastric problem, liver disorder, renal problem, respiratory problems, sinusitis, diabetis. You have to get these problems ruled out to pin point your cause of bad breath and treatment should be obtained. Use chlorhexidine mouth wash twice daily for a month. Brush your teeth twice daily and do flossing once daily. Clean your tongue using a tongue cleaner daily.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad breath usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, GIT problems, respiratory problems, sinusitis, mouth breathing, faulty restoration causing plague and calculus deposition.

I would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Brush tooth twice daily with a soft bristle toothbrush.
Develop a habit of using dental floss and interdental cleaners.
Also get your blood sugar level checked.
Take a complete balanced diet, drink plenty of fluids.
Clean the tongue with a tongue cleaner.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
Hello dear
I think you are on right track.bad breath can also be due to upset stomach. So as you aretaking luxative , this will take care of your stools and start consuming a full plate of salad daily, this will help you to keep bad breath and bad body odor away from you.Atart consuming antioxident suppliment capsule they will also help a lot in this,
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

In this condition you must seek your gastroenterologist's help.

Regarding your oral cavity,bad breath is due to many reasons like.

1.Poor oral hygiene.
2.Accumulation of plaque and calculus and stains.
3.Having food stuffs like onion and garlic.
6.Sinusitis and tonsillitis,or maxillary sinus infection.
7.Liver dysfunction.

Therefore i would suggest you to visit your dentist and get thorough examination done and rule out the above causes.

Later on you can also visit your physician for seeking help regarding systemic conditions.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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