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What is the treatment?

According to medical statistics about 25% of the population of the world suffer from the condition of bad breath or oral halitosis. Bad breath can be a cause of distress and embarrassment to many as it can gravely hamper their personal or sexual life. Bad breath is commonly caused due to unhygienic oral conditions. Other factors that give rise to bad breath are smoking, dryness of mouth, taking drugs, alcohol consumption and drinking too much caffeine. Children often suffer from halitosis due incorrect and almost no brushing and food particles that continue to remain stuck within the nasal cavity.

Other not so common yet highly plausible reasons for bad breath are crash diets that lead to the build-up of ketones, obstruction with the bowel movement, ketoacidosis and aspiration pneumonia. Aside from tooth decay and gum disease, bad breath is the third reason why more and more people feel the need to visit a dentist. It has been found that about one out of every four people suffer from bad breath every day. Very simple home remedies to rectify the problem of bad breath are regular brushing, drinking sufficient quantity of fluids and flossing. Certain lifestyle tweaking such as quitting smoking also eliminate the problem of bad breath to a great extent.

Sometimes bad breath can be a side effect of another disease such as cancer or liver or kidney disorders, or because of nasal, mouth and throat issues. The most common sign of halitosis is a foul stench originating from the mouth which refuses to go away.

How is the treatment done?

When you first visit the dentist, as a first step towards your treatment, the dentist will try to rate the extent of your condition on a scale of six-point intensity. In order to do this, he/she will scrape the back of the tongue and analyse the scrapings in order to assess the seriousness of the situation. There are a few detectors that can rate the intensity of the odour. These include halimeter, Beta-galactosidase test, BANA test and gas chromatography.

The doctor will likely prescribe you to visit the dentist at least two times in a year. He or she will also ask you to switch to a toothpaste or mouthwash that is imbued with antibacterial properties, if you haven’t already.

In case of presence of gum disorder such as an infection it might be better to seek the help of your dentist in order to remove the build-up of bacterial growth in the region between the gums and your teeth.

if the supervising dentist diagnoses a gum infection, then you may be asked to visit a periodontist or gum specialist. A gum disease will cause your gums to move away from the teeth. This will cause deep pockets to form in the mouth which will get filled with bacteria instead. These bacteria cause gum odour resultantly.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Anyone who is suffering from extreme bad breath or tooth decay or gum diseases or any other disease that may be causing the bad breath as a side effect is eligible for the treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

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Are there any side effects?

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What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post-treatment guidelines of bad breath include using a toothpaste or mouthwash enriched with anti-bacterial properties, brushing regularly, at least twice a day; after waking up in the morning and before going to bed. Also, follow up your condition by making it a point to visit your dentist at least twice a year. Also, change your toothbrush every two to three months. When you change your brush, ensure to buy ones with a soft bristle as the other kinds may cause gum bleeding in case of harsh brushing. Prevent your mouth from becoming dry by keeping yourself hydrated and in taking lots of fluids throughout the day. In case you do not have access to water, chew a gum or suck on a sweet in order to stimulate the saliva manufacture.

How long does it take to recover?

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What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of antibacterial toothpastes can range from rupees forty to rupees seven hundred. The cost of anti-bacterial mouthwash ranges from about rupees forty to two-fifty. And the cost of good quality brushes can range from about eighty to about five hundred. Also, there are some electronic toothbrushes in the market that can cost as high as seven thousand rupees.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

If the post-treatment guidelines are strictly adhered to, then the results of the treatment could prove to be permanent in the long run.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Other alternatives to the treatment include lifestyle and home remedies brushing after every meal (if possible), flossing, cleaning the dentures is a must, brush the tongue because often the food particles and dead cells ted to gather and accumulate on the topmost layer of the tongue. In this case using a tongue scraper greatly helps.

Safety: Very High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Very Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs. 40-Rs. 7,000

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How To Take Care Of Your Tongue?

BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Kolkata
How To Take Care Of Your Tongue?

Your tongue not only helps you in tasting, kissing, chewing or talking but also helps in maintaining good oral health and hygiene. Since your tongue is exposed to a lot of bacteria and acid while you eat, taking proper care of it is of utmost importance. Not doing so can lead to the development of a whitish layer over your tongue, along with giving rise to bad breath. Not only that, an excess of bacteria on your tongue is harmful for your teeth and can cause tooth decay

When you clean your tongue properly, you enhance your sense of taste and bid adieu to a host of oral health problems. Here are some handy tips on taking care of your tongue.

1. Cleaning your tongue every time you brush with a tongue cleaner can put an end to bacteria growth in your mouth. Make sure to use either a tongue cleaner or a toothbrush with a dedicated tongue cleaner to clean your tongue. Also, clean your tongue in a downward motion to expel all the accumulated bacteria, and never apply a lot of pressure when doing so.

2. Apply a thin layer of your toothpaste on your tongue before cleaning it. This makes removing bacteria from your tongue that much easier. 

3. After every time you're done cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. Also, make sure to use a mouthwash once in a while as that keeps foul odour at bay. Although, using a mouthwash daily is not advised as it can cause dryness in the mouth. 

4. A saline water solution to rinse your mouth can keep your tongue clean. All you need is a glass of lukewarm water with half a teaspoon of salt for this. 

5. Drinking green tea is particularly good for your tongue as it reduces the bacteria in your mouth to a great extent, preventing various oral health problems as a result. 

6. Foods that are high on natural or added colours (such as berries, black grapes or orange ice popsicles) should be avoided as they leave a thin layer of color behind on your tongue, which can mar its appearance. 

7. Sometimes, a whitish layer on your tongue can be a sign of a fungal infection, in which case you should go for a professional clean-up. 

8. Drinking lots of water is good for your tongue as it helps in washing out all the accumulated food and bacteria. Also, discoloration of the tongue can often be caused by dehydration, which is why drinking adequate amounts of water (10-12 glasses a day) is vital.
 

Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath - Learn More!

BHMS, MD, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath - Learn More!

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are -

1. Irregular brushing habits
2. Tobacco consumption
3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
4. Yeast infections in the mouth
5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focusses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.

The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are -

1. Pulsatilla
If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.

2. Merc sol
It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.

3. Carbo veg
If the bad breath results from infections such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.

4. Carbolic acid
Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.

5. Kreosote
This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.

6. Belladona
Belladona is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.

7. Nux vomica
Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.

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Best Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM) , Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Best Homeopathic Remedies For Bad Breath!

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are:

1. Irregular brushing habits
2. Tobacco consumption
3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
4. Yeast infections in the mouth
5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focusses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.

The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are:

1. Pulsatilla
If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.

2. Merc sol
It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.

3. Carbo veg
If the bad breath results from infections such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.

4. Carbolic acid
Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.

5. Kreosote
This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.

6. Belladona
Belladona is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.

7. Nux vomica
Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.

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Bad Breath - Know Various Homeopathic Remedies For It!

MD (Hom) Medicine, BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)), CCAH, MCAH
Homeopath, Indore
Bad Breath - Know Various Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are -

1. Irregular brushing habits
2. Tobacco consumption
3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
4. Yeast infections in the mouth
5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focusses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.

The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are -

1. Pulsatilla
If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.

2. Merc sol
It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.

3. Carbo veg
If the bad breath results from infections such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.

4. Carbolic acid
Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.

5. Kreosote
This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.

6. Belladona
Belladona is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.

7. Nux vomica
Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.

Bad Breath - Know Homeopathic Remedies For It!

BHMS, CCAH, Fellowship course in Advance Homoepath - FCAH
Homeopath, Indore
Bad Breath - Know Homeopathic Remedies For It!

Bad breath is a condition that usually results from poor oral health or digestive problems. Bad breath may also cause social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. The practitioner first carries out a diagnosis to detect the symptoms and prescribes a remedy accordingly.

The various causes of bad breath are -

1. Irregular brushing habits
2. Tobacco consumption
3. Consuming certain foods like onion and garlic may result in a foul smell
4. Yeast infections in the mouth
5. Dry mouth where saliva production is minimal
6. Illnesses such as kidney problems may cause bad breath

Homeopathy focusses on providing a holistic treatment rather than a symptom based treatment.

The various homeopathic remedies for bad breath are -

1. Pulsatilla
If you have bad breath along with dry mouth, Pulsatilla can be an effective remedy. Pulsatilla is a very effective treatment for getting rid of bad breath along with dry mouth.

2. Merc sol
It is very effective in treating bad breath along with increased production of saliva. If your salivary glands are overactive and have a moist mouth, then this remedy is recommended. It is also useful in getting rid of bad breath that occurs from dental cavities.

3. Carbo veg
If the bad breath results from infections such as gingivitis and gum bleeding, then you may use this remedy. It is also used in the treatment of pus discharge from the gums.

4. Carbolic acid
Carbolic acid is used to treat bad breath along with constipation. The symptoms are bloated abdomen, abdominal cramps and nausea.

5. Kreosote
This remedy is recommended for bad breath that results from dental caries. It may lead to bleeding from your gums due to teeth decay.

6. Belladona
Belladona is a treatment that is recommended for bad breath that results from a throat infection. The throat infection may be accompanied by symptoms of fever.

7. Nux vomica
Nux vomica is used for treating symptoms of bad breath along with cold. This also relieves symptoms of indigestion and constipation.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have bad breath problem and body odor. This causes me depression and anti social as I scare to open mouth chat with them.

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
Most probably you need complete scaling (cleaning) of teeth. Your dentist will prescribe some antiseptic mouthwash which will heal gum disease and reduce bad breath problem.

I am 28 years old, my mouth stinks a lot. I do not smoke nor drink, even though. I have been suffering from last 2 years, my tests relating to liver, kidney and throat bacterial tests were normal. I am suffering a lot, kindly help.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, This condition is called as Halitosis. Reasons are: Poor oral hygiene that means not doing brush properly Gingivitis infection of gum causes bleeding and foul smells Carries of teeth Indigestion and gerd This condition releases ammonia as a result foul smell. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel fresh and clean. Brush and floss more often. Plaque, the sticky buildup on your teeth, collects bacteria that cause bad breath. Rinse your mouth out. Scrape your tongue. Avoid foods that sour your breath.

Hi, Please suggest Last 7 years l having bad breath. Even when I am eat something smell comes very badly Please let me know what is the reason and how to cure I having dry cough in my throat and nose?

MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine, MRCP (UK)
Pulmonologist, Vijayawada
There are quite a few causes for bad breath. We need to look for any dental infections and food impaction. The inflammation from the back of throat with sinusitis or allergic rhinitis can cause bad breath. Occasionally severe gastritis could cause bad breath. First check with dentist if oral hygiene is good, visit pulmonologist. Can be cured depending on the cause. Meanwhile brush twice use dental floss if any food impaction. Mouth gargling with warm water will help soothing throat.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Ayurvedic Treatment Of Sinusitis
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Main Dr. Soonrita Taneja, MD Ayurveda. Ayurveda Treatment hone ke sath sath jeevanpadti bhi hai. Isme jo hamare paas patient aate hain hum unhe counsel bhi krte hain. Kab breakfast lena hai, lunch lena hai, dinner lena hai, iski counseling yhan di jati hai. Seasonal disease ke lia hum patient ko detailed information dete hain. Jaise rainy season me digestive capability weak hoti hai, islia hmara khana peena supachye hona chaiye. Boiled water lena chaiye. Purane gehun, chawal, jaw ko use kerna chaiye. Is season me din me nahi sona chaiye or light exercise karni chahiye.

Khane me honey and cow ghee ko use krna chaiye. Bachon ke lia hum swarna prashana dete hain. kyuki parents ki complaint hoti hai ki bache bahut jaldi bimar hote hain. Islia hum unki body immune badhate hain. Ye bachon ke intellect ko badhta hai or speech regularity ko bhi thik krta hai. Aaj hum ek common topic discuss krenge jisme apko kbhi bhi cough, cold, fever, headache ka problem ho jata hai. Ise sinusitis ka problem hone ka risk hota hai. Hamare head and face me air spaces hote hain and usme jab inflammation ata hai to use sinusitis bolte hain. Iske symptoms hain headache, cough, cold, runny nose, sneezing hoga. Or agar aage bhi ye problem rehti hai to sore throat, bad breath and loss of memory bhi patient me visible rehta hai. Isme hum bhut acha treatment dete hain. Ayurveda me sabse pehle apka cause htaya jata hai. Sabse pehle chilled products se apko htaya jata hai. Medicines hum apko body balance kerne ke liye dete hain. Panchakarma me nasya karma dia jata hai. Nose me hum kuch medicines ko dete hain.

Patient hamare paas maximum surgery ke time pe hi aate hain. 7-21 days me apka cure rate bhut jyada hai. Isme bhut ache results bhi hume milte hain. Nasya karma kaise kia jata hai aaj iska demo apko dia jayega. Isme patient ko sabse pehle head massage dete hain medicate oil ke sath. Iske baad face massage dia jata hai. Meck region bhi cover kia jata hai. Iske baad local area pe steam dia jata hai. Iske baad medicated oil or ghee patient ki condition ke according nose me daala jata hai. Iske baad medicated dhoon dia jata cough control krne ke lia. Patinet ko medicated pani muh me rkh ke dharan krna hota hai. Or badhe hue cough ko spit out krna hota hai. Ye procedure 30-45 minutes ka hota hai. Patient ko first sitting se bhut acha result milta hai. Agar aap sinusitis se suffer kar rhen hai to panchakarma centre se ye treatment lijiye and you will have miraculous results with this treatment.

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Bad Breath
Hi friends, this is Dr Goyal from Mumbai, I am a dentist. I am here to talk about the most complicated topic which is the least discussed topic in dentistry is bad breath.

Studies have shown that more than 50% of people suffer from bad breath at some or the other time in their life. Bad breath as we in our language call Halitosis, can be because of a barrage of reasons there can be a lot of reasons for bad breath something like bacteria which are there in our mouth, they are there in the mouth always. When we feed them with a lot of food stuff which we don t clean from our mouth they eat up that food causing a lot of bad breath, the second can be dry mouth which may happen because of dehydration certain medicines or some other reasons which are not letting you saliva form. Gum disease can form a lot of bad breath. There is certain food stuff which can cause bad breath, something like garlic onions they can give you bad breath, some unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking, tobacco chewing can cause a lot of trouble. Then there are systemic diseases which can lead to bad breath, the systemic diseases may be something like diabetes, sinusitis or gastro oesophagal reflux which can lead to bad breath.

Now that we know what causes bad breath let us try and understand how we can control this bad breath. First and foremost comes to the healthy habit of keeping our mouth clean after eating anything after consuming anything we need to clean our mouth, brushing after every meal may not be possible it is recommended but not possible many times, at least rinse your mouth forcefully to remove all your food stuff. In case you notice your gums bleeding or any other problem developing in your mouth please visit your dentist who can rectify the problem at the earliest. Get rid of bad habits like smoking tobacco chewing which will cause many other complicated problems other than bad breath. If your dentist finds that your bad breath is not controlled even after you have a healthy mouth he may suggest you a medical opinion where in your systemic problems can be diagnosed and treated by your physicians. Keep the saliva flowing always keep consuming small sips of water throughout the day to stop your mouth from drying, you can consume healthy foods like carrots, cucumbers of and on throughout the day which will help you produce more and more saliva, which will keep your mouth clean and let you avoid bad breath.

I hope this video helps you in taking care of bad breath.

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