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Why am i getting bad breadth even after brushing twice everyday ?

i brush twice daily but foul smell from my mouth
Asked On : Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
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.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your 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 .
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for your query.

Foul smell also known as malodor/halitosis.
There are various causes of bad breath,few of them are following-

1. Poor oral hygiene.
2. Decayed teeth in the oral cavity.
3. Flavoured food like-onion,garlic etc....
4. Carbohydrate rich diet.
5. Medicines like-nitrates,phenothiazines etc......
6. Medical problems like-bronchitis,tonsillitis,gastro easophageal reflux disease etc......

So i would suggest you,visit a dentist in your area and to rule out the cause,get thorough the check up done.

After finding the cause take a proper treatment accordingly.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.

Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello naresh,
The foul smell in mouth can be due to-
Improper brushing techniques.
Medications taken.
Diabetes,hypertensive patients.
Decayed tooth.
Throat infection.
I would suggest you to scaling of teeth done by a dentist.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush using soft-interdental toothbrush in back-forth and up-down motion.
Get your decayed teeth restored.
Use Listerine mouth to gargle.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Get routine dental check-up in every 6 months.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM

I would like to mention few things that will help you to maintain your teeth healthy & free from foul odor:-
1. Brush your teeth regularly in proper method.
2. Remove any irritants if any which causes gingivitis.
3. Remove plaque mechanically using chlorhexidine mouthwashes, listerine or triclosan.
4. Use soft bristle toothbrush and dental floss.
5. Brush your teeth in back-forth and up-down motion.
6. Visit your dentist and get your teeth cleaned professionally to remove the subgingival plaque in every 6 months.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Following are the reasons which can cause bad breath.you must rule out these first by clinical evaluation.After that exact cause can be diagnosed and henceforth can be treated.

1.Plague and calculus deposition ,
2. periodontal infections,
3. tongue coatings
4. xerostomia
5. faulty restorations retaining plague and bacteria ,
6. oral pathologic lesions ,
7. mouthbreathing habit.

A few systemic causes are also there.they are given below.you must visit your physician to rule out even these for a complete cure.

Disturbances of GIT like GERD .
Nasal infections like sinusitis.

Pulmonary infections like Bronchitis , pneumonia.

Systemic conditions like diabetes , dehydration and fever.

As local measure you can start using chlorhexidine2% mouthwash periodically.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
there may be two reaons
1.you may be having gingivitis (or advanced periodontitis)where in food particles get deposited between your teeth and gingiva.....for that u must go for scaling and curretage with proper antibiotic cover ....and also luke warm saline rinses 3-4 times daily particularly after meal will help a lot
2.you may have gastritis with lot of belching ...in which case food particles that comes with belching settles between teeth....and cause bad smell.....for that you need to cure the underlying cause...drink lots of water and visit your gasto physician
hope that helps
Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad breath can be because of several reasons.
It can be because of poor oral hygiene , plague and calculus deposition, periodontal infections, tongue coating , xerostomia , faulty restoration retaining food and bacteria , oral pathologic conditions , mouthbreathing habit, use of certain medications, use of foods like onion , garlic and alcohol.
It can also be due to diseases of GIT ,GERD , Pulmonary diseases, nasal infections , diabetes.


I would advice you to get complete physical and oral examination done.
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing done,
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking query,
Your having halitosis and their are many reason for it-
local reasons - retention of food , gingival and periodontal disease , deep caries, mouth breathing, smoking , tobacco etc.
systemic reason-diabeties, peptic ulcer,uremia,xerostomia,diarrhea, vomiting and many more.
I suggest you to maintain good oral hygiene , use antiseptic mouthwash,and consult your dentist to get it check and come to correct reason behind it.
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Fowl or bad odor in the mouth is known as oral mal odor . it is caused due to several 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.

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: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing concern.

Bad breath could be due to numerous following reasons.

you have to rule out one by one and get yourself treated for the cause for relief.

your reasons being..

1.plaque and calculus deposition .

2. periodontal infections.

3. Tongue coating .

4. Xerostomia .

5. Faulty restorations retaining plague and bacteria.

6.Oral pathologic lesions.

7. Mouth breathing habit.

8. Fasting and starvations.

9. Eating of food like onions , garlic.

10.Diseases of GIT , GERD .

11. Nasal infections like rhinitis, sinusitis.

12.Pulmonary infections like Bronchitis , pneumonia

13.Diabetes .

14. Dehydration .

15. Fever.

Vist to a Dentist and get checkup done .

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
you can have plaque around your teeth with pus formation and bleeding gums go for dental scaling and massage with gum paint.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Satish Singh's  Response
Hello,
Thanks 4 writing in..
Improper cleaning of dental work as well as teeth will cause nasty smells in your mouth. Get your teeth cleaned, and FLOSS after you brush & after eating food. Keep your tongue cleaned as well.If you do that and you STILL have a bad smell, you might have medical problem that can be diagnosed by the your dentist or doctor.
regards
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
Bad breath is due to many factors- poor oral hygiene, sinusitis, tonsilitis, diabetis, liver disorder, gastric disorder, consumption of alcohol, tobacco chewing, eating garlic and onion.Any of these problems should be ruled out.
Scaling should be done atleast once in 6 months. You should also take care of the following instructions. Massage your gums using your finger after brushing your teeth. Clean your tongue using a tongue scraper. Change your tooth brush once in 3 months. Floss your teeth once daily. Visit your dentist once in 6 months.
Answered: Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello,
you may have severe gingivitis with deposits , go for a subgingival scaling and use mouth wash for 3weeks. then after scaling continue brushing twice daily concentrating on all surfaces of the tooth. if problem persist you may have problem in your stomach, then get a visit to general physicisn. take care..
Answered: Mon, 25 Apr 2011
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Dentist Dr. Naveen kumar's  Response
dear, just brushing twice daily cant ensure prevention of bad breath[halitosis].actually one should go for regular cleaning [scaling & polishing] of teeth & gums by a dentist after every 6 months.if bad breath does not go inspite of doing all these things then one might have some systemic conditions like diabetes etc.
Answered: Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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