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Bad breath due to COPD. How can I overcome it?

I m told that my problem with bad breath is caused by my condition of COPD . Is there any way to overcome the bad breath. I cough a lot and when I do, there is usually a flehm that comes up into my mouth and the flehm has a bad odor which I spit out. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the cough, flehm and bad breath? Thank You Bill Joyce
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

As you have mentioned you have bad breath due to COPD i would suggest you to consult the Physician and discuss the problem.
Visit the Dentist and go for professional scaling and polishing.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily, clean the tongue gently with the help of tongue cleaner.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Drink plenty of fluids and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Bad breath is usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.
I would suggest you to get scaling and root planning done.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Soft interdental toothbrush can be used to clean your teeth in back-forth and up-down motion.
Rinse mouth after every meals.
Take vitamin supplements.
Plenty of fluids and water can be taken.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Satish Singh's  Response
thanks 4 sharing ur concern
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..
use clorhexidine mouth rinses, maintain proper oral hygiene.
thanks, take care
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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