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Recurring bad breath, prone to dental plaque, swollen gums, good dental hygiene. Remedy?

hello doctor, i have been facing foul breath for many years now. Though, some days it is there and some days it is not. I am prone to dental plaque and occasionally my gums also swell . I do not have any other problems like diabetes or constipation . But i do experience flatulence . I brush my teeth twice a day and scrape my toung every time. What should i do to stop bad breath? And also how can i check myself, if i have bad breath?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad Breath can be because of various reasons,
Plague and calculus deposition , periodontal infections, tongue coating , xerostomia , faulty restorations retaining plague and bacteria , oral pathologic lesions , mouthbreathing habit, fasting and starvations, eating of food like onions , garlic

Diseases of GIT , GERD , Nasal infections like rhinitis, sinusitis.
Pulmonary infections like Bronchitis , pneumonia
Systemic conditions likediabetes , dehydration , fever.

Vist to a Dentist and get checkup done .

Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing.

Drink lots of water .
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
visit to a GP and get checkup done.
Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

You need to run the floss between ALL your teeth.

Meds can sometimes create bad smells on your body, especially your mouth.

Try to drink lots of water to keep your mouth moist.

Mouthwash contains alcohol which can be drying. When the tongue & mouth dry, the bacteria there, emit smells.

visit the dentist and get full mouth scaling done every 6 months.
maintain good oral hygiene.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there,

Bad or fowl mouth odor is caused by number of reasons such as;

Poor oral hygiene , improper brushing techinques which lead to accumulation of food debris and bacterial plaque and calculus deposits deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth .

bacterial plaque and calculus on the teeth gives fowl odor.

Gingivitis and periodontitis is another condition which leads to fowl mouth odor.

Ulceration when infected with bacterial or viral invasion may lead to fowl smell.

alcohol consumption and smoking promotes plaque deposition and gives fowl odor.

as you have mentioned you have flatulence , GERD nad other gastric problems may also lead to acidic mouth odor , you need to consult a physician to get the problem confirmed.

i would suggest you to go for professional scaling and root planing of all the teeth , maintain good oral hygiene by regular tooth brushing and flossing.

use antiseptic oral rinse for daily mouth rinsing helps in reducing the mal odor.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi charvi mehta,
as you said you are prone to dental plaque,i will suggest you please go for scaling and should go for regular dental checkup twice a year.and follow all the given instructions.and this bad breath may be due to so many reasons like plaque,caries,gastroesophageal reflux,etc.....
so i will suggest you go for the complete examination for finding the cause and take a proper treatment.and for plaque go for scaling.
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Kamal Hasan's  Response
hi.foul breath can be due to local deposits over the tooth such as accumulation of plaque and calculus.other cause of foul smell can be due to systemic diseases such as lung ur case probably it is the deposition of plaque and calculus which is causing foul visit nearby dentist and go for proper oral prophylaxis and learn the proper technique of brushing.using antiplaque mouthwash.wish u good health
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
bed breath can be due to plaq around teeth it cause bleeding and pus formation when blood disintigrate it causes iron smell so go for dental scaling by proffessional,and you should go to sepecialist of gastro.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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