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His mouth smell sometimes when he ate chicken what's the matter I am not getting please can you help me to sort my problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
His mouth smell sometimes when he ate chicken what's the matter I am not getting  please can you help me to sort my p...
Gastritis, lung & sinus infection may also be the cause of bad smell in the mouth. 90% of bad breath is due to a dirty tongue. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I am a medical student. I am having mouth sores or ulcer. Somepeople says its because of tension. But I do not have any tension. Every two weeks I am getting mouth ulcer. Why is it coming? Is it because of vitamin problem.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Aphthous mouth ulcers are painful sores that can occur anywhere inside the mouth. They are the most common type of mouth ulcer. At least 1 in 5 people can develop aphthous mouth ulcers at some stage in their life. Women are affected more often than men. There are three types: Minor aphthous ulcers are the most common (8 in 10 cases). They are small, round, or oval, and are less than 10 mm across. They look pale yellow, but the area around them may look swollen and red. Only one ulcer may develop, but up to five may appear at the same time. Each ulcer lasts 7-10 days, and then goes without leaving a scar. They are not usually very painful. Major aphthous ulcers occur in about 1 in 10 cases. They tend to be 10 mm or larger across. Usually only one or two appear at a time. Each ulcer lasts from two weeks to several months, but will heal leaving a scar. They can be very painful and eating may become difficult. Herpetiform ulcers occur in about 1 in 10 cases. These are tiny pinhead-sized ulcers, about 1-2 mm across. Multiple ulcers occur at the same time, but some may join together and form irregular shapes. Each ulcer lasts one week to two months. Despite the name, they have nothing to do with herpes or the herpes virus. Aphthous ulcers usually first occur between the ages of 10 and 40 years. They then recur but there can be days, weeks, months, or years between each bout of ulcers. The ulcers tend to come back (recur) less often as you become older. In many cases, they eventually stop coming back. Some people feel a burning in part (s) of the mouth for a day or so before an ulcer appears. What causes aphthous mouth ulcers? The cause is not known. They are not infectious, and you cannot 'catch' aphthous mouth ulcers. In most cases, the ulcers develop for no apparent reason in people who are healthy. In some cases the ulcers are related to other factors or diseases. These include: Injury - such as badly fitting dentures, a graze from a harsh toothbrush, etc. Changes in hormone levels. Some women find that mouth ulcers occur just before their period. In some women, the ulcers only develop after the menopause. Some ex-smokers find they develop ulcers only after stopping smoking. A lack of iron, or a lack of certain vitamins (such as vitamin B12 and folic acid) may be a factor in some cases. Rarely, a food allergy may be the cause. Mouth ulcers run in some families. So, a genetic factor may play a part in some cases. Stress or anxiety is said to trigger aphthous mouth ulcers in some people. Some medications can cause mouth ulcers. Examples of medicines that can cause mouth ulcers are: nicorandil, anti-inflammatory medicines (eg, ibuprofen) and oral nicotine replacement therapy. Mouth ulcers are more common in people with Crohn's disease, coeliac disease, HIV infection, and Behçet's disease. However, these ulcers are not the aphthous type. You should inform your doctor if you have any other symptoms in addition to the mouth ulcers. Other important symptoms would include skin or genital ulcers or joint (rheumatological) pains and inflammation. Rarely, severe mouth ulcers can occur after taking a medicine you are allergic to. Sometimes a blood test or other investigations are advised if other causes of mouth ulcers are suspected. What are the treatments for aphthous ulcers? Treatment aims to ease the pain when ulcers occur, and to help them to heal as quickly as possible. There is no treatment that prevents aphthous mouth ulcers from recurring. No treatment may be needed The pain is often mild, particularly with the common 'minor' type of aphthous ulcer. Each bout of ulcers will go without treatment. General measures include Avoiding spicy foods, acidic fruit drinks, and very salty foods (such as crisps) which can make the pain and stinging worse. Using a straw to drink, to avoid the liquids touching ulcers in the front of the mouth. (Note: do not drink hot drinks with a straw, as you may burn your throat.) Using a very soft toothbrush. See a dentist if you have badly fitting dentures. If you suspect a medication is causing the ulcers, then a change may be possible. For example, if you are using oral nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine gum or lozenges), it may help to use a different type instead such as patches or nasal spray. Some medicines may ease your symptoms from the mouth ulcers Chlorhexidine mouthwash (brand name Corsodyl® or Chlorohex®) may reduce the pain. It may also help ulcers to heal more quickly. It also helps to prevent ulcers from becoming infected. Unfortunately, it does not reduce the number of new ulcers. Chlorhexidine mouthwash is usually used twice a day. It may stain teeth brown if you use it regularly. However, the stain is not usually permanent, and can be reduced by avoiding drinks that contain tannin (such as tea, coffee, or red wine), and by brushing teeth before use. Rinse your mouth well after you brush your teeth, as some ingredients in toothpaste can inactivate chlorhexidine. Steroid lozenges (brand name Corlan® pellets or Betnesol® tablets) may also reduce the pain, and may help ulcers to heal more quickly. By using your tongue you can keep a lozenge in contact with an ulcer until the lozenge dissolves. A steroid lozenge works best the sooner it is started once an ulcer erupts. If used early, it may 'nip it in the bud' and prevent an ulcer from fully erupting. The usual dose is one lozenge, four times a day, until the ulcer goes. In children, use for no more than five days at a time. A painkilling oral rinse, gel, or mouth spray may help to ease pain. Examples include benzydamine spray (brand name Difflam®), choline salicylate gel (brand name Bonjela®), or triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog in Orabase®). Bonjela® should not be used in children under the age of 16 due to a potential risk of Reye's syndrome if it is overused. This is the same reason why aspirin cannot be used in children too. Note: Bonjela teething gel® no longer contains choline salicylate and has been reformulated with lidocaine, a local anaesthetic (to cause temporary numbing). The effect of painkilling medicines is unfortunately short-lived. You can buy all the treatments listed above from pharmacies, without a prescription. Other treatments may be tried if the above do not help or where the pain and ulceration are severe. Examples include a course of steroid tablets, strong steroid mouthwashes and doxycycline mouthwashes.
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Hello, I am 25 year old. Gutkha khane se mera mukh nahi khulta hai aur tikha bahut zyada lagta hai.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Pahle to aap gutkha khana band karo nahi to problem badhti chali jayegi, aur ek aisa bhi stage aata hai ki aap gutkha khana band bhi kar doge to bhi problem wapas se thik nahi hoga. Kuch samay baad muh ka cancer bhi ho sakta hai. Koi bhi dawa koi bhi treatment tabtak kaam nahi karegi jabtak aap gutkha khana puri tarah se band nahi kar dete. Abhi ke liye antioxidants jaise lyco-ST, sm-fibro etc khana shuru kar sakte hain jo thoda bahut damage control karega. Fir aap treatment ke liye contact kar sakte ho.
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Doctor's pls suggest me something for having whiter and healthier teeth. Also suggestion for a good tooth paste.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Doctor's pls suggest me something for having whiter and healthier teeth.
Also suggestion for a good tooth paste.
Hello. Use Homeodent toothpaste twice daily, morning and night before sleep. Home remedy:- Cleaning your teeth with fresh orange peel on a regular basis will reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth. Rub orange peel over your teeth every night before going to sleep. The vitamin C and calcium in the orange peel will combat the microorganisms throughout the night.Do this for a few weeks and you will notice effective results.If fresh orange peel is not available, you can use dried orange peel powder. Take care.
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My gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infect. In upper two teeth. What can I do. If my upper two teeth become loose.

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infect. In upper two teeth. What can ...
You maybe suffering from gum infection or pyorrhea. Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush regularly, twice daily, use chlorhexidine mouthwash. Please consult a periodontist or nearby dentist for treatment of your gums.
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My teeth is really in a bad shape since my childhood. Wanna fix them now. What are the charges for braces installation? Else what can be done? Thanks.

MDS
Dentist, Kota
My teeth is really in a bad shape since my childhood.
Wanna fix them now.
What are the charges for braces installatio...
Dear lybrate-user. Charges of treatment varies according to complexity of treatment, and it also varies with city and doctors experience. Please visit clinic.
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I have habit of eating rajnigandha my tooth had turned in yellow colour I had referred to a dentist he had advice me for tooth cleaning I did the same. But now after a week I again find my tooth getting bad again. Is there any permanent solution for it? Please help.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have habit of eating rajnigandha my tooth had turned in yellow colour I had referred to a dentist he had advice me ...
The simplest method of removing minor surface stains is polishing, or micro-abrasion if staining is more intrinsic. Provided that your discolouration is not due to inadequate enamel exposing the dentin, tooth whitening (bleaching) is often the most effective treatment for yellow stained teeth. Advance procedures can be done with laser. Use snowdent tooth paste for whitening until then. Apply snowdent paste on the teeth. Wait for 10 to 15 min. Then brush your teeth with the same paste. Applying it overnight for better results.
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I have very pain on the teeth for last 6 months blood is coming. What should i do? please advise.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have very pain on the teeth for last 6 months blood is coming. What should i do? please advise.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening whitening procedures or artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. You may consult me in person too. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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I have gingivitis problem and yellow teeth. What should I do cure my gingivitis and get white teeth?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
I have gingivitis problem and yellow teeth. What should I  do cure my gingivitis and get white teeth?
Gingivitis can be treated with professional scaling and polishing. Brushing twice in a day will help you maintain healthy gums.
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I am brushing twice a day but my teeth was looking yellow colour soo doctor you can do anything suggestion for me.

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
I am brushing twice a day but my teeth was looking yellow colour soo doctor you can do anything suggestion for me.
Yellow teeth can very much be made white. It is very simple and easy- we have now techonology where we can do single sitting laser bleaching to venners on the teeth. Veneer procedure are least invasive and the whole procedure can be done in just two appointments.
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What is the best solution for bleeding gums in adults? I have this problem for 5 years.

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
What is the best solution for bleeding gums in adults? I have this problem for 5 years.
Bleeding gums is not a disease. Its just a manifestation. So through anaalyis is required for proper diagnosis.
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My tongue is burning past two days. I have taken Vitamin B complex tablet and becosules syrup past ten days. That TIME my tongue is normal. Now I stop syrup. Hereafter what should I do.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
If your symptoms improved on taking b complex you need to continue with it, also get yourself checked for blood sugar and vitamin b levels if you are deficient consult your doctor.
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Hi I am 24 year old guy, during summer my mouth become drought and even though I am drinking plenty of water and I am having sever pain in my head after wakeup.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hi I am 24 year old guy, during summer my mouth become drought and even though I am drinking plenty of water and I am...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations with clinical examination to decide upon treatment. Drink plenty of water. For dry mouth, consider chewing sugar-free gum or sucking on sugar-free candies to help stimulate salivary flow. There also are artificial saliva’s on the market that may help to induce salivation. Sialogogues (Pilocarpine 30 mg/day. Contraindications - include many lung conditions, such as asthma, cardiac problems, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease). Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am 25 years old, when I brush in the morning, blood is coming, give me solution.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
I am 25 years old, when I brush in the morning, blood is coming, give me solution.
Hi, bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease which is caused by deposition of tartar on teeth. You need to get your teeth cleaned which will solve your problem. Regards.
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I have a problem in my teeth. My teeth, left mandibular 3rd molar has not yet growth fully and after 6-7 months it gives pain. Now for last days I am feeling the same. What to do sir? I'm 21 years old now. A few months ago, I got the pain from the right 3rd molar too but now it has fully growth and has no pain.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a problem in my teeth. My teeth, left mandibular 3rd molar has not yet growth fully and after 6-7 months it gi...
It is the teeth that is erupting outside so you might notice the pain of eruption consult the dentist near by you and have a screening for the teeth use antibiotics and analgesics.
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In my mouth I had a dot of white patch I mean mouth ulcer from. Four days please suggest me some tablets.

DGOI, Aesthetic , M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
In my mouth I had a dot of white patch I mean mouth ulcer from. Four days please suggest me some tablets.
Mouth ulcers mouth ulcers can vary is size, shape and number. Mouth ulcers are self limiting, which means they heal naturally by themselves. The medications are only to ease the pain and burning sensation during the course of the healing. Please do not self prescribe any medications as it might at times delay the healing of the ulcer. Please visit the dentist to know exactly the type of the ulcer and its treatment. To ease the pain you cud by a topical anaesthetic gel and apply it before eating anything spicy. Try to reduce the stress, avoid long exposure to sunlight, avoid carbonated drinks and citrus fruits and juices containing citric acid, avoid lemon with food and keep urself hydrated. Please visit the dentist for exact diagnosis and treatment. I hope I have answered your question.
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I am losing hair quickly and my hair is going white. What can I do for stop this problem. In my teeth pain is always present and come blood at the time of doing brush.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am losing hair quickly and my hair is going white. What can I do for stop this problem. In my teeth pain is always ...
Common cause of bleeding gums is presence of tartar on teeth get the teeth cleaned also in case there is some other reason of bleeding gums your dentist will find out that.
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Have small white line inside my cheek I can only feel when I touch it with my tongue bit it is irritating I am concern that it may not lead to some serious issue .i have this line from last 6 days and I smoke cigarette.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Have small white line inside my cheek I can only feel when I touch it with my tongue bit it is irritating I am concer...
Dear lybrate-user, Smoking is one of the reasons for mouth cancer. White line is one of the indication of cancer occurring. Your white line may or may not be a precancerous white line. Always it is better to know early at pre cancerous stage so that it can be treated without any complications. Please consult a dentist or head and neck cancer surgeon for a biopsy - a small bit will be taken and sent for detecting cancer cells. Even if it is non cancerous white line, it is better to stop smoking. It may at any time become cancer if you continue smoking. All the best.
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Mouth smelling I can't understand the reason behind Is it because of acidity or some other reason.

MBBS
General Physician,
Generally bad breath is due to improper oral hygiene. Do brush your teeth twice daily. You may use mouth wash, many available in the market, I suggest listrin. Oral and/or dental infections may also cause, for which you need to consult your dentist. Regards.
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I am having some teeth problem. Problem is regarding colour, and they are yellowish, my parents say that I was usually having fever in my childhood, some doctors are saying colour can only b changed only using artificial caps three thousand rs per teeth. What should I do.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am having some teeth problem. Problem is regarding colour, and they are yellowish, my parents say that I was usuall...
Hello mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse. Do this 15 days n report.
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