Dear Lybrate user, Bad breath is a sign of gum disease. In order to cure your bad breath problem kindly visit your dentist and get a thorough clinical examination done. Scaling and polishing will be helpful to cure your problem. If even after scaling and good oral hygiene measures, your problem still exists, please consult a physician for possible stomach problems.
Bad breath causes if you have any calculus or any food impaction in between the teeth or in deep cavities. Go for scaling and polishing once. Get all cavities treatment. Do flossing after every meal. Drink lots of water. Still if your problem persists check for stomach infection.
The first person to contact for bad smell is a dentist, who will diagnose the reason for bad smell, whether is it plaque or calculus deposits or a decay in your mouth which is causing it. If not then there r many other gastrointestinal reasons for halitosis, for which gasenterologist can help.
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See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.
Stop smoking and chewing tobacco-based products. Ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.
Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) or sucking on candy (preferably sugarless) also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria. Gums and mints containing xylitol are best.
Keep a log of the foods you eat. If you think they may be causing bad breath, bring the log to your dentist to review. Similarly, make a list of the medications you take. Some drugs may play a role in creating mouth odors.
Who Treats Bad Breath?
In most cases, your dentist can treat the cause of bad breath. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and the odor is not of oral origin, you may be referred to your family doctor or to a specialist to determine the odor source and treatment plan. If the odor is due to gum disease, for example, your dentist can either treat the disease or refer you to a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating gum conditions.
Hello Visit a dentist soon to get your teeth cleaned. Also maintain oral hygiene properly and use mouthwash after brushing twice. Use dental floss to clean between teeth. Rinse mouth with salt water or just water after every meal. Avoid milk at night and brush at night before bedtime. Avoid spicy food. Avoid garlic and onions. Eat fibrous food and cucumber that will help. Regards.
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