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Suffering from bad breath. Is there any way to get rid of it ?

I am suffering from bad breath , this makes me don t dare to talk and get closer to people. i can t find a way to get rid of it. please help me.
Asked On : Thu, 5 May 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Simple and effective ways to freshen your breath.
Brush and floss more frequently.
Scrape your tongue.
Avoid foods that sour your breath.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and dry mouth, and
Avoid caffeinated drinks and try to quit smoking.
Green tea prevents the development of oral bacteria while yogurt helps with digestive problems that can cause halitosis. Crunchy fruits and vegetables such as carrots and apples reduce bad breath by removing plaque build up from your teeth. Fruits high in vitamin C also boost immunity and lower the risk of gum disease. Vitamin C also restricts the growth of bacteria in the mouth, but make sure your vitamin C is consumed through natural foods and not by supplements
Regards.
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
bad breath can be due to oral, ENT or medical problems...
visit your dentist for complete oral examination... sometime, grossly carious tooth is the source of foul smell... in that case it will require restorations...
or due to presence of plaque and calculus... and inflamed gums and deep pockets... in that case it will require proper scaling and root planing...

brushing twice daily with pea sized tooth paste will help... make sure that you brush your teeth AFTER MEALS instead of before meals... rinse after every meal... also use tongue cleaners... tongue may harbor micro organisms on its surface and can be the source of bad breath...

if still persists, consult general physician to rule out any metabolic disease... consult ENT specialist also...

hope it will help you...
take care...
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
bad breath may be due to various cause like poor oral hygiene , ENT infection , sinusitis etc etc
among these poor oral hygiene is the most common cause
what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get scaling done
in the mean while you can do following
1.luke warm saline rinses 4-6 times daily
2.antiseptic mouthwash after breakfast
3.dont forget brushing your teeth before going to bed after dinner
hope this will help you and and will get rid of bad breath
but after doing this and mainting proper oral hygiene, if the bad breath does not go ,than you may have to consult your ENT specialist
hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM forum
Bad smell is generally due to improper oral hygiene.
It can also be the signs of an infection of the stomach or intestines.
Improper eating patterns such as eating heavy meals that are high in protein and sugar .
Take plenty of water, herbal drinks,high fiber diet.
The best remedy to get rid of such bad smell is to drink glass of warm water with honey and lemon first thing every morning.
Maintain oral hygiene and use tongue cleaner regularly.
Use mouthwash twice daily.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
hi rachel
thank yu for sharing your concern in hcm
there are several causes for bad breath
you have to visit a dentist to identify the cause first and then treatment on it.
local causes are gingivitis (inflammation of gums) , carious teeth , periodontitis , unclean tongue , palate , accumulation food remnants etc
general factors are acidity , diabetes , sinusitis ,GIT trouble etc
get the treatment done on carious teeth , if any
get scaling polishing done
lukewarm saline rinses 3 times a vday
clean your tongue and palate every time you do brush
this will help you
take care
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

There are various causes of bad breath like poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, presence of decayed teeth, GIT disturbances.
I would suggest you to get complete physical and oral examination done.
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing in every six months.
Use interdental brushes, dental floss.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Brush your teeth twice daily, gragles after every meals.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Regards..
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Prachi Mishra's  Response
HELLO RACHEL
HAVING BAD BREATH IS QUITE EMBARASING AND IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM. I THINK FIRST I SHOULD TELL THE CAUSES OF HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH) SO THAT YOU CAN AVOID IT-
.. SMOKING, ALCOHOL
.. FASTING OR STARVING
.. TAKING FATTY DIET, SOME KIND OF FISH, MEAT
.. BAD ORAL HYGIENE
.. DIABETES
.. PERIODONTAL DISEASE
.. PREGNANCY
.. IMPROPER DIGESTION
NOW I WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO DO TO AVOID BAD BREATH-
BRUSH YOUR TEETH THRICE DAILY
MAINTAIN GOOD ORAL HYGIENE
,, YOU CAN USE MOUTH WASHES
..TAKE SOME MOUTH FRESHNERS ALSO
.. GET YOUR GARSROINTESTINAL EXAMINATION DONE FOR SOME DISEASE
.. AVOID SMOKING AND ALCOHOL
AVOID FASTING
..GET YOUR FULL MOUTH SCALING DONE BY A DENTIST
GET YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL CHECKED
.. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
TAKE MORE FIBROUS FOOD IN YOU DIET..
IF THIS DOES NOT HELP YOU CAN CONSULT YOUR GENERAL PHYSICIAN ALSO...
THANK YOU
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Thanks for writing in.
Bad breath can be due to there might be accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.
start brushing twice daily with mild brush in a circular manner. use warm saline rinses (half cup Luke warm water + half tbs table salt). rinse with it every day twice after brushing.
some time bleeding is due to vit. C Deficiency, increase intake of citrus fruits and salads .
or take vit c supplements.
Also visit your dentist for get your teeth cleaned.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
First of all it should be understood that malodor is caused by many reasons like decayed teeth, poor oral hygiene, gastric problems,Sinusitis, liver disorder, diabetis, smoking, alcohol consumption, tobacco chewing. You should consult a dentist to check for any problem in your oral cavity.If the problem is due to calculus and plaque it can be removed by scaling and polishing of your teeth. Flossing of teeth and tongue cleaning using tongue scraper should be done daily.
Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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Pulmonologist Dr.Ketankumar Chaudhary's  Response
BAD BREATH MAY BE DUE TO BACTERIAL INFECTION IN ORAL CAVITY OR MAY BE DUE TO FOOD PARTICALS LOGESMENT IN TOOTH. USE HEXIDINE MOUTH WASH AND PASTE REGULARLY. IF PERSISTANT THAN TAKE ORAL ANTI BIOTICS.

Answered: Thu, 5 May 2011
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
Hello,
Bad breath can be due to a number of causes like :-
Local factors like oral hygiene (Improper brushing technique,food lodgment on the tooth surfaces,smoking, etc) or
Systemic factors like Diabetes, Gastric refluxes resulting from dietary components rich in garlic, onions etc.
The first thing is to visit your Dentist and get the cause of your condition diagnosed. Also get a professional cleaning (scaling/Oral Prophylaxis) done. Maintain good oral hygiene by simple procedures of brushing twice a day, rinsing and flossing after every meal. Start using a mouthwash regularly and drink plenty of water thru the day.
Take care....
Answered: Sat, 7 May 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi
u need to keep good hygiene of ur mouth
normally bad breath indicate bacterial fermentation.
do brush ur teeth twice a day
do clean ur mouth after every meal
avoid sweet food
better to consult dentist
Answered: Thu, 5 May 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
hello,
Dry mouth causes bad breath. When you have dry mouth, especially in the morning, dead cells accumulate in the mouth and decompose causing foul odor.

Some other causes of bad breath include:

Tobacco chewing
Smoking
Alcohol
Gum (periodontal) disease
Anemia
tretment includes-
1-Avoid eating foods with refined carbohydrates and sugars like cookies, sweets, cakes, carbonated soft drinks, ice creams
2-Drink sufficient amount of water (6-8 glasses) daily
3-Brush teeth daily especially before going to bed
4-Gargle with salt water to reduce bacteria in the mouth.
5-you can use a mouthwash also
if after all these no improvement consult a dentist
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Dentist Dr. K. Ravi Shekar's  Response
Hi,
You might be experiencing Bad breath due to either :-
Local factors like improper oral hygiene (poor brushing habits, irregular eating habits causing repeated food lodgment on the tooth surfaces, smoking, paan, supaari, etc) or
Systemic factors like Diabetes, Gastric refluxes resulting from dietary components rich in garlic, onions or masala foods.
The first line of treatment would be to visit your Dentist and get a professional cleaning (Oral Prophylaxis) done. Simultaneously, get your Dental health status evaluated and seek proper treatment if you have a gum disease condition.
Once you have taken the initial treatment, you need to maintain your oral hygiene by simple procedures of brushing twice a day, rinsing and flossing after every meal.
Good Luck!
Answered: Fri, 6 May 2011
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