Bad smell from mouth can be due to gingivitis
constipation or dry mouth
for gingivitis you need to get full mouth scaling done
gargle your mouth with warm water adding a pinch of salt
Dry mouth can be due to some side effect of another medication.
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Lybrate-user according to what you are saying the main cause is probably be the bacteria that build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth.
Toothbrushing twice daily.
Tongue cleaning properly.
Drink adequate amount of water.
After meals swish water around your mouth for few sec.
Try out fennel tea (steep one or two teaspoons of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water for 5-10 min).
Refrain from habit of tobacco or alcohol consumption, if any.
Check for gastric upset if any. Gastric acidity does also produce bad breath. Increase water intake, manage diet plans and check for medical help if required.
Another reason may be a persistent throat problem or sinus problem.
Hope it help.
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Bad breath is due to accumulation of plaque on teeth, decay teeth, dry mouth, smoking, tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated or aerated beverages, oilly n spicy food, sore throat, bad digestion. Go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Maintain proper oral hygiene. Increase your water intake.
Bad breath may also occur due to gastrointestinal problems like acidity, it may be because of fever, it may be because of some dental prosthesis you are using which are not clean, etc. Since you have visited dentists many times and nothing has been diagnosed, I suggest you to visit a physician. Meanwhile maintain oral hygiene properly.
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•Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy food.
•Cut down on sugary food and drink, as it can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
•Reduce your alcohol consumption.
•Cut down on coffee.
•Drink plenty of water to help prevent your mouth becoming dry.
•Chew sugar-free gum after eating, to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles.
•Don't use toothpaste to clean your dentures, as it can scratch the surface and cause stains.
•Clean your dentures thoroughly using soap and lukewarm water, denture cream or a denture-cleaning tablet.
•Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures.
•Make sure you visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Having regular dental check-ups will ensure that any plaque is removed from your teeth, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach.
•Your dentist can recommend the best way to clean your teeth and gums, and point out areas you might be missing. They can also identify any signs of gum disease and ensure early treatment.
•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.
•If your bad breath is caused by a gastrointestinal problem, such as an H. Pylori infection or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), you may be referred to a gastroenterologist.
•Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth.
•You may need deep cleaning & fill tooth cavities with artificial enamel filling. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash until then. Advance procedures can be done with laser too.
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