I am suffering from acute bad breath for more than 4 year's. I have been to many dentists but it hasn't helped. I am not sure whether it's due to my acid reflux issue or stone in the throat. Please help as its killing my confidence
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Hi there ...as you have mentioned u have acid reflux problem...then you should visit a gastro-enterologist and get that cured...because that's one of the major reason for bad breath ... Additionally follow all the oral hygiene instructions that my fellow doctors has mentioned...
Take care ...!!
Bad breath can b caused fue to various reasons. Due to smoking n using tobacco products, dental prob such as decay teeth, unclean tongue, gum infections, reduced saliva n dry mouth, ill fitting dentues, salivary gland probs. Other diseases n infections which also cause bad breath r sinus infections, respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis n pneumonia, liver n kidney probs, diabetes, acid reflux from stomach etc. Get scalling done by dentist. Use proper brushing techniques. Brush , floss n use mouthwash twice daily. Massage ur gums with ur finger tips after brushing. Keep ur tongue clean. Rinse ur mouth well after each meal. Get ur decay teeth filled. Visit ur dentist for dental checkups every 6 months to detect n prevent dental probs. Inspite of these measures if bad breath persists, consult a general physician for further evaluation.
Hi. Bad breath can have its origin not just in the mouth but from other bodily diseases too, including gastric problems. Make sure you have consulted your physician to rule out other causes of bad breath.
For the oral malodor, here are some things that will help:
1. Avoiding foods like onion, garlic, meat, spicy curries, cauliflower, cabbage and coffee
2. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Don't use alcohol based mouthwashes.
3. Drink plenty of water and do not let your mouth feel dry anytime.
4. Raw fruits and vegetables help both in gastric and oral problems.
5. Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly twice daily. Ask your dentist for the proper brushing and flossing techniques. Rinse after every meal.
6. Clean the back of the tongue gently every time you brush your teeth.
7. Chew on mints, sugar free chewing gum, cloves or cardamom.
8. See a gums specialist (Periodontist) for assessment and treatment of gum problems.