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Tonsil has white mucus on it, but not red & swollen. Also have a sore throat and noticeably bad breath when brushing teeth.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have experienced an increase of bad breath. I brush my teeth twice a day and have a healthy set of teeth. What could the causes be?
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more
Consistent bad breath I brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, I floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet I still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as I can remember and it hinders my li
Your description gives hints to systemic gastric problem I would recommend to visit your general physician for a blood work up to determine your level of sugar, for diabetis.
This condition produces high concentrations of acids translated into halitosis, once corrected the bad breath will be eliminated.
Good luck! ...Read more
What causes bad breath and how can one prevent from getting such repulsive smelling breath? When one brushes there teeth in the morning and evening, it is still smelly forhalf a day.
Check with your dentist to make sure you have no untreated gum disease or decay. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should also clean your tongue by either brushing it or using a tongue scraper. The tongue harbors food debris and bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Bad breath can also be the result of diet, acid reflux, and stomach/intestinal problems. ...Read more
Why I have a bad breath smell I brush my teeth every day one time but I eat chocolate everyday is this the cause or what?
First things first: You need to have the cause of your halitosis determined. Is it a dental problem, gum problem, acid reflux, or your diet? Just masking the bad breath for 5 minutes with a "product" will not solve your problem... It will only frustrate you. Have a dental check up and then consult with your physician. Once the cause of your halitosis is determined, proper advice can be given. All the best.. ...Read more
My tongue is vry light pink, almost whitish. I brush tongue every time I brush teeth, but it dsn't seem to help. This has been for yrs. No bad breath.
Brush teeth 2-3times/day, use mouthwash occasionally but do sometimes have bad breath, especially when mouth is dry. I still take enough fluids. Help!
Gingivitis: Bad breath can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more
Is it possible to have horrible taste in mouth, but not bad breath? I constantly have bad taste, brush teeth, tounge, floss constantly.
Wrong assumption: Your problem may be caused by cavities, acid reflux, gum disease, or diet... All the mouthwash and brushing in the world will not solve your problem, only mask it for 5 minutes. Seek the help of a local dentist and physician who can examine you and determine the cause. ...Read more
Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive. ...Read more
Early lesions: Cavities form from acids produced by bacteria that utilize food which produce a plaque that sticks to the teeth. This process starts soon after eating or drinking. The more time the acids are in contact with tooth structure, the more the destruction. Foods such as refined sticky sugars will do much more damage in that time than fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Concur: I concur w d lockhart. Tooth decay ; gum disease caused by soft, sticky bacteria. The purpose of brushing (and flossing) is to disrupt the plaque, preventing production of acids and digestive enzymes. Brush gently but thoroughly 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of a fluoridated toothpaste. ...Read more
It's up to you: Sometimes warm water may help when the teeth are sensitive and painful. But it actually doesn't matter whether we use cold or warm water for brushing our teeth. ...Read more
It is recommended: By dentists to brush your teeth after every meal. You can brush as often as you want as long as you are careful. Use a soft tooth brush and be gentle. ...Read more
I prefer - Before: When you floss, you are loosening debris from between the teeth, that you will then brush and finally rinse away. ...Read more
No: The temperature of the water should make no difference when you brush your teeth. The most important thing for brushing your teeth is proper technique. Make sure you brush all the surfaces of your teeth, getting along the gum line especially. Also, be sure to floss when you are finished brushing, as this will clean the surfaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. ...Read more
What is the main cause of bad breathe? And helpful tips to treat it besides just brushing your teeth
Chronic bad breath has many possible causes: untreated decay, tooth or gum infections, mouth infections, Poor oral hygiene, a need for dental cleaning, allergies, diet, smoking or chew, acid reflux, stomach problems.
In addition to brushing, you need to floss and clean your tongue with a tongue scaper or toothbrush (ask your dentist for instructions). ...Read more
Brushing your teeth with more natural toothpaste keep your teeth in better health then that of toothpaste people commonly use? If so why? And why not
What really counts: Proper tooth brushing and flossing as well as eating a healthy diet that does not promote tooth decay or gum disease is what is really important and key to a healthy mouth. What toothpaste (or mouth rinse) you use is in almost all cases unimportant and inconsequential. There are specific toothpastes and mouth rinses for very specific needs. Your dentist can help advise you what to use and do. ...Read more
Brushing 4 times per day may not be necessary to maintain oral health but it won't hurt ***** as long as you use a soft brush!
also, get a new one when the bristles look worn as they get very abrasive over time. ...Read more
Definitely: I occasionally see patients who brush their teeth either too often or for too long a period of time. Anything in life can be overdone and cause problems. What happens, especially in older individuals where there has been some gum recession, is that they cause erosion or abrasion of the root surfaces of the teeth, which are softer and more easily eroded than tooth enamel. ...Read more
Not usually: Occasionally this may happen if you are congested, or have a cold, but it should not happen on a regular basis. You need to ask yourself - when did this start, and what else if anything changed at that time (new brand of tooth paste, eating different foods, etc.). If nothing stands out, I would have an evaluation by your physician or an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
2 parts: Brushing teeth is easy. Use a soft brush, and gently scrub away, using short movements. More important and less intuitive is brushing out the gum space around your teeth. This is where the bacteria live. Angle the soft bristles at about 45 degrees so that they actually go into the gum space. Angle down on lower teeth, and up on top teeth. Move the bristles gently back and forth horizontally. ...Read more
Brushing: Only if you are using a really abrasive toothpaste. Gentle brushing of your teeth twice per day for 5 minutes each time is more than sufficient especially if you floss. You can inadvertently damage gum tissue by brushing too much, however that should heal. Thorough gentle brushing twice per day and flossing won't hurt anything. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: It's not about how often you brush, or if you use time interval, it's about how well you brush. ...Read more
Yes: That would be ideal. Brush and floss after meals. Also watch what you eat and avoid refined sugars and sticky starchy foods that contribute to cavities. ...Read more
Why is brushing your teeth twice a day best? Wouldn't it be better to brush your teeth more than that?
Brush Brush Brush: Brushing your teeth twice a day is the minimum that you should strive for to keep your teeth healthy. The fact is, if you brush after every meal, your chances of tooth decay or periodontal disease will decrease dramatically. ...Read more
Do we really need to brush teeth daily? Seems odd that our body would need external chemicals aapplied daily to teeth... Just curious.
Brush, yes!: We need to brush and floss daily to disturb the dental plaque (layers of bacteria) that adhere to the teeth and produce acids (cavities) and digestive enzymes (gum disease). Many of today's toothpastes contain chemicals that help our bodies own natural defenses. Use a pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Brush 2 minutes 2x/day. Floss daily. If you don't, you will have very high dental bills. ...Read more
Can brushing your teeth again 5 minutes after first brushing them be harmful? It's because I didn't feel I brushed throughly enough 1st time.
Don't scrub: Use soft toothbrush w pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Over brushing or using medium or hard toothbrush can cause gum/bone loss and can notch root surfaces. STOP! See yor Dentist immediately for proper cleaning instructions, including flossing. What you are doing now is harming your health. ...Read more
Carefully: There is no reason you should not be brushing your teeth after this soft tissue surgery. Just be gentle around the surgical site. There is likely a stitch or two where the mucocele was removed. The soft tissue should be closed and healing within days. Using a soft children s tooth brush may be easier till the wound area heals. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Brushing your gums, especially where the tooth and gum meets, is very important to prevent tooth decay. One of the worst types of tooth decay is when it occurs at the gum line, and it is called "root decay". The protective enamel layer for the tooth ends where the gum starts, so the tooth is weakest around the gum line. If you have receding gums, exposed roots have no protection: Brush gum line! ...Read more