Bad breath from the mouth can be of various reasons. Like accumulation of plaque and tartar, decay in teeth, dry mouth, smoking and tobacco chewing, consumption of caffeinated beverages and alcoholic drinks, sore throat, bad digestion.
For beginning, go for scaling and polishing of teeth. Use a mouthwash after brushing twice daily. Increase intake of water. Avoid oily, sticky and pungent-smelling foods.
Consult me privately on Lybrate for more specific answers.
Most common reasons for the bad breath is improper oral hygiene maintenance, leading to infection of gums and surrounding tissue ie. Gingivitis and periodontitis. The only way to treat that would be to remove the causative agents thus all the deposits (plaque and tartar) on the teeth needs to be removed, which is not always possible by brushing alone. Thorough professional prophylaxis needs to be done by an efficient dentist.
Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
19 years experience
Ask Free Question
Toothpaste alone cannopt cure bad breath.
Bad breath could also occur due to improper digestion and so the diet pattern must also be looked after.
At present you can undergo professional cleaning of your teeth followed by the use of mouthwash over the next 2 weeks.
You should consider getting a professional cleaning done by the dentist. Simply changing brand of tooth paste is not enough.
1 person found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Suggestions offered by doctors on Lybrate are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by Lybrate is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.