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I am having problems of bad breath. It started recently when I was speaking to my friend and he noticed and told me about this issue. What should I do to avoid it. Kindly help asap.

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Dear Lybrate user, your bad breath may be due to pyorrhea or gingivitis. You should consult to dentist for scailing of your teeth. After scailing take medicines prescribed by dentist. Your disease will be cure soon.
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Get scaling polishing done by a dentist than brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash drink plenty of water.
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Dear lybrateuser, - To avoid bad breath you have to maintain good oral hygiene - brush teeth at least twice a day or after every meal, do flossing once a day, do Listerine gargles once a day - avoid more than 2-3 cups of tea, coffee, alcohol & smoking if you do, also avoid raw garlic, onion & fatty & junk foods - have plenty of oral fluids with 7-8 glasses of water per day - chew a mint gum to keep the oral cavity moist as dryness causes smell, clean the back of your tongue with a tongue cleaner twice a day - get a dental checkup done to remove plaque & to treat any gaps between teeth where food can get stuck.
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Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch). Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning. 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.
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