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What Medicines/vitamins Do You Suggest For Halitosis ?

what vitamins or medicine should u take if i am suffering from halitosis?
Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Halitosis is usually caused due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.

In such cases,you must consult a dentist and get thorough scaling done.

Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.

Brush and floss your teeth as well as tongue daily.

Rinse your mouth after every meals.

Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Prachi Mishra's  Response
hello welcome to HCM
I am happy to help you.
first of for the treatment of halitosis dear friend you be aware of the cause of it. the causes of halitosisi are-
.....the tpe of food which you eat;;garlic, onion, some kind of fish, diet rich in fat& meat
.missing meals, starvaton, fasting etc.
.bad oral hygiene
..smoking
..alcohol
..dentures
..periodontitis
..mouth breathing
..sinusitis
..oral thrush
..diabetes
..pregnancy
now i hope you must have find out the cause of your problem. you can go accordingly to treat your halitosis.
i can tell you how can you avoid bad breath-:
BRUSH YOUR TEETH 3 TIMES DAILY & ONE TIME FLOSSING
CLEAN YOUR TONGUE BEFORE BED TIME
EAT MORE FIBROUS FOOD
GET YOUR FULL MOUTH SCALING DONE
AVOID FASTING OR SKIPPING MEALS
USE MOUTH FRESHNERS & MOUTH WASHES
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER ABOUT 8 GLASSES A DAY
SOME MEDICINES CAUSE DRY MOUTH WHICH IN TURN LEADS TO HALITOSIS .CONSULT YOUR GENERAL PHYSICIAN IN THAT REGARD.......
hope this all helps you
take care
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Dentist Dr. Souranjita Chattopadhyaya's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for choosing HCM,

There is no no vitamines which can treat halitosis...

First the cause has to found out...

You have to consult with dentist and whole mouth scaling is required...

Brush your teeth twice daily..use chlorhexidine mouthwash..and take plenty of water...

Keep your tongue clean...

If it will persist after following the above then proper investigation has to be done...as various systemic diseases can lead to oral malodor...

Wish you good health...
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

The cause of halitosis is to be diagnosed and treated accordingly. Halitosis is caused by poor oral hygiene maintainence, plague and calculus deposition, tongue deposists, oral and systemic conditions.

You should go for complete mouth scaling and polishing every six months.
Develop a habit of brushing your teeth twice daily.
Use antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Go for systemic examination by the Physician.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Regards...
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
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.
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Dr. Krupali Devkar's  Response
hello dear, the most common cause of halitosis is dental problems like carries, sinus, gum disorders.
other rare causes are liver and kidney diseases.
you must consult a dentist, since halitosis, makes u socially uncomfortable.
Vitamin C is essential for healthy gums, so take citrius fruits like oranges, lemon, indian gooseberry that is amla.
Vitamin B complex is another essential vitamin for healthy oral cavity.
Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
most common cause for halitosis is poor oral hygiene
measurements to check halitosis are
1.scaling and curettage by a dentist
2.luke warm saline rinses after every meal
3.mouthwash after breakfast
4.also u can try sugar free chewing gum
hope this helps
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Dentist Dr. Satish Singh's  Response
hello,
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, drink planty of water. include citrus fruit in ur diet,use chlorhexidine mouth rinses, maintain proper oral hygiene.
thanks, take care
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
First you go for causes of halitosis,
you got ulcerss in mouth or any thing wrong with teeth like tartered teeth,carious teeth,infection in gums,sinus problem etc.
after finding causes go for treatment accordingly.
Vitamin B.complex will be helpful if mouth ulcers are there.
ok and bye.
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What Medicines/vitamins Do You Suggest For Halitosis ?

Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Halitosis is usually caused due to poor oral hygiene maintenance. In such cases,you must consult a dentist and get thorough scaling done. Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle. Brush and floss your teeth as well as tongue daily. Rinse your mouth after every meals. Hope this helps.