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Dr. Honey Arora


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Posted on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 in Dental Health
Question: I brush my teeth twice a day, first thing in the morning and in the evening shower. Most of the days I feel like I am having bad breath. Kindly suggest me best practices to keep myself healthy and to get rid of bad breath.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please provide following details..

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

As per the symptoms bad breath can occur due to a number of causes and reducing bad breath needs resolution of the underlying cause of bad breath..

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

1.Do you have any digestive problems?
2.Do you have Sinusitis?
3.Do you experience a Dry mouth?
4.Do you have any white layer/ coating on tongue?
5.Do you have any decayed tooth or bleeding gums?
6.Do you have a problem of Tonsil stones?
7.Do you experience hyperacidity or acid reflux problem?
8.Do you have any medical problems or are you on any medication?

Please revert back with answers..

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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 4 hours later
Thank you for replying back. Here are the answers to the questions you asked.

1.Do you have any digestive problems? - No
2.Do you have Sinusitis? NO
3.Do you experience a Dry mouth? - Yes, I do sometimes. Mostly this happens in the afternoon hours before lunch and in the evening at around 4-5 PM.
4.Do you have any white layer/ coating on tongue? Yes, I can see a white layer on my tongue but its mostly concentrated on the inner side i.e. away from tip of the tongue.
5.Do you have any decayed tooth or bleeding gums? I can't really say, but I don't experience any pain in tooth or anything of that sort. My central incisor (lower) have developed a yellowish layer. Other than that I don't feel anything is there to tell.
6.Do you have a problem of Tonsil stones? No.
7.Do you experience hyperacidity or acid reflux problem? No.
8.Do you have any medical problems or are you on any medication? I don't have any medical problems. Though I have been taking anti bacterial tablets for skin infection, but the bad breath problem has been there before I was taking these tablets. I took this tablets for 20 days which ended on 10-03-2017.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should consult a Dentist..

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the answers..

Well, it looks like you have fungal infection on tongue causing Oral Thrush and also a dry mouth..
Both these conditions contribute to bad breath..

Consult an Oral Physician or a Dentist and get evaluated.

You can be advised antifungal medication like Nystatin mouthwash, Clotrimazole lozenges and plenty of Probiotics like Yogurt and garlic..
For dry mouth you can chew sugar free chewing gum and suck tart candies..
You can chew flavoured sugar free chewing gum as it helps in masking bad breath too..

Once get a thorough scaling done..

Hopefully with these measures bad breath will be resolved ..

Please write back for more queries..

Hope this information helps..

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 33 hours later

Thank you for your time and suggestions.

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Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
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Wishing you a good health .


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