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Is foul smelling breath associated with dry mouth?

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Dr. Honey Arora


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Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Dental Health
Question: Hello,
I, aged 42, does have blood sugar but under control. Recently i started to notice that a bad odor is being produced in my mouth. I do brush thrice daily. My tongue is also clear. So what may be the reason for this bad odor? If i talk too much then mouth gets dry.
Recent(around 20 days ago),. ALT(SGPT) test result was 52.
Please suggest what may be the problem and solution.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please provide more details.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

Bad breath can be due to a number of causes, out of which Dry mouth is one of the common cause..

Please provide following details so that I can guide you better.

1.Do you experience dry mouth only while talking or other times also?
2.What is the range of blood sugar levels normally when you check?
3.Do you have any decayed tooth or gum infection like gum bleeding, swelling of gums etc?
4.Do you have any acidity problem or acid reflux?
5.Do you have indigestion?
6.Do you have sinus problems?

Please revert back..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 19 hours later
Thank u for quick answer.
Here are my updates---
1) BS levels--- Fasting:90-97, PP: 140-180, Random: 105-130
2) No indigestion
3) No sinus
4) no acid reflux
5) no teeth/gum problem
6) Dry mouth when talking much and also after masturbation
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems related to dry mouth.

Detailed Answer:
The bad breath seems to be related to dry mouth only..
You should chew flavoured sugar free chewing gum and suck lemon drops..
If it is not sufficient use oral lubricants like Oralgel..
Use a tongue cleaner to clean your tongue daily..
Drink plenty of water..
Do warm saline gargles..
Do steam inhalation with few drops of Eucalyptus oil in boiling water..

Hope this helps..

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