My friend is a graphics designer, having 8 hour job. He has a very bad mouth smell. He smokes as well 10-12 cigg every day.
Please advice what he need to do.
He occasionally eats non veg, do not drink alcohol.
As we see variation in skin color, similar variation is seen in teeth color. But if your teeth were whiter but have become yellowish now, get it checked for calculus deposits, aggressive brushing, persistent gastric acidity, consuming too much tea/coffee/carbonated drinks, any habit of smoking, alcohol etc, type of diet you follow.
Use any white toothpaste, avoid gels or tooth powder.
Refrain from habit of tobacco or alcohol consumption, if any…. Seek medical help if required.
Get oral prophylaxis (scaling and root planing) done, in which the dentist will clean up all the calculus and stains. Get your teeth checked there shan't be any cavity or space between teeth for food lodgement, where food might get lodged decay and produce bad odour. Also check for plaque accumulation or gum pockets (gum are normally tightly attached to teeth but due to faulty brushing, microbial attack, plaque accumulation gums become loose like a pocket) where small food particles accumulate and produce bad breath. If thats the problem, scaling and proper brushing with mouthrinses will help. Clean tongue regularly. Learn correct method of brushing.
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.
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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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He might have to get teeth cleaning and polishing done kindly visit dentist for the same.
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