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My mouth usually does not smell good after i brush my teeth and does not eat for 3 hours or so i can smell bad smell from my mouth
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Bad smell could be not only due to problems originating from your mouth, but also because of underlying problems in your respiratory system or digestive system. Visit a dentist to know if the problem is solely originating from mouth. If this is the case, it can be treated by scaling and use of mouthrinses. But please remember, using only a mouthwash without knowing the actual reason for bad smell might give only temporary masking effect..you will only feel fresh as long as the power of the mouthwash is active.
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If the problem continues even after thorough cleaning of your teeth, gums and tongue, then your dentist might refer you to ENT doctor (for throat infections, sinusitis, nose block, tonsilitis, etc) or a gastroenterologist (for digestion problems, acidity, gastritis, etc).
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Don't just concentrate on your teeth and gums while brushing, give equal importance to clean your tongue...because as many as 90% of bacteria and other microorganisms of entire mouth hide within the irregular surface of your tongue.
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Bad smell could be because of food deposits which are getting disintegrated , any decay in teeth, tartar deposits etc. visit a dentist and consult.
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By developing the right habits, you can effectively help prevent it. Eat foods rich in fiber: High fiber foods help prevent halitosis. Avoid eating heavily processed foods that contain refined carbohydrates such as cookies, cakes, sweets and ice cream. Use mouthwash: Some mouthwashes or oral rinses are effective at preventing bad breath. However, you should never use alcohol based mouthwashes because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, which will actually make the problem worse. Drink green and black teas: They contain polyphenols that help eliminate sulfur compounds and reduce oral bacteria. Avoid drying medication: Try not to take antidepressants, diuretics, pain relievers, and antihistamines unless it is absolutely medically necessary. These drugs inhibit saliva flow and can cause chronic dry mouth. Avoid products with sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol: Do not use any oral hygiene products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, one of the most common causes of bad breath. Clean your mouth after eating meat, fish or dairy products: Practicing consistent and thorough oral hygiene is an effective prevention tool. Stop smoking: Studies have shown that smokers are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease and dry mouth. Furthermore, people who smoke may also engage in other habits that promote this condition such as dieting, drinking alcohol, and suffering from chronic anxiety conditions that require exacerbating prescription medications. Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth: Try to address any snoring or sleep apnea issues that could be affecting your breath and causing dry mouth. Drink water: Keep your mouth moist by drinking plenty of water. Clean your dentures at least once a day: Practice the same, proper oral care that you would with your original teeth. Eliminate dairy products from your diet: Lactose intolerance can be an underlying cause of halitosis. For any more query or treatment visit us today.Dr Ratnika Agarwal , Dental Surgeon/Owner of Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center ,PUNE
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hi, this is a normal condition by which many people are suffering now days because of poor oral hygiene and negligence. you should have a regular check-up every 6 months to avoid these circumstances. you need to consult PERIODONTIST (gums specialist) for proper cleaning of the teeth and gums.
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Hello, bad breath from mouth could be because of deposits on your teeth or food lodged in your teeth. Visit a dentist get your scaling and polishing done. Brush twice daily, maintain proper brushing technique, floss regularly and rinse after every meal. Visit dentist every 6 months.
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You can visit a dentist for your problem
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Using a mouthwash will help reduce the problem
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