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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.

Tonsil has white mucus on it, but not red & swollen. Also have a sore throat and noticeably bad breath when brushing teeth.

See your physician: The bad breath is related to the sore throat. You should see your physician. He can test to make sure you do not have a strep infection, and prescribe appropriate medicine for your sore throat. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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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.

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.

Bad breath: 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

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Help please! Is brushing your teeth enough to get rid of bad breath?

Help please! Is brushing your teeth enough to get rid of bad breath?

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

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My 3 year- old son has a bad breath. But he brushes his teeth 3x a day. He said his head is aching but no fever. Why does he have a bad breath?

Brush tongue: The tongue should be brushed along with the teeth when performing oral hygiene, to help control bad breath. Also, the toothbrush bristles should be directed towards the gums when brushing to remove plaque under the gums that can contribute to bad breath. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Is it possible to have horrible taste in mouth, but not bad breath? I constantly have bad taste, brush teeth, tounge, floss constantly.

Breath: Great question. Often this is a sign of silent acid reflux or "LPR" For many people what you eat is the culprit or a bacteria in the stomach called H. Pylori can cause it. Don't eat garlic as it is excreted in your breath. Consider seeubg a GI ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

How can I get rid of bad breath even after brushing my teeth and using mouth wash?

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

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Should my 2-year-old brush teeth?

Should my 2-year-old brush teeth?

Yes: Brushing teeth regularly after meals is important. Think up a game and make brushing fun. ...Read more

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Should we brush teeth after every meal?

Should we brush teeth after every meal?

Brush after meals: The most important times to brush are in the morning to remove overnight plaque buildup, and at night right before bedtime so food does not stay and decay on teeth all night.
Brushing after every meal is not necessay, but will give you a cleaner, fresher mouth. ...Read more

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Could brushing your teeth too hard cause fatal oral diseases?

Could brushing your teeth too hard cause fatal oral diseases?

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

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Could you get cavities by not brushing your teeth for a month?

Could you get cavities by not brushing your teeth for a month?

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

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Can brushing your teeth with abraisive toothpast cause damage?

Can brushing your teeth with abraisive toothpast cause damage?

Probably: Using a strong abrasive agent can cause wearing of the dental enamel. Toothpastes in us are fda regulated and tend to have optimal abrasives. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is brushing your teeth hard bad for them?

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

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What temperature of water should I use when brushing your teeth?

What temperature of water should I use when brushing your teeth?

Luke warm: Luke warm water is fine, any temperature will work.

If you want to soften the bristles of your toothbrush just slightly, use a little warmer water. ...Read more

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What temperature of water should be used when brushing your teeth?

What temperature of water should be used when brushing your teeth?

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

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Is it good to brush teeth with toothpaste then brush again without?

Is it good to brush teeth with toothpaste then brush again without?

Not really: It's the toothebrush that cleans your teeth. Toothpaste makes your mouth taste good and gives you the benefits of fluoride, whitening agents, etc. Use a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste. Any more than that and you are brushing toothpaste, not brushing teeth. ...Read more

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Can we brush teeth 3 times a day: morning afternoon night? Is it safe?

Can we brush teeth 3 times a day: morning afternoon night? Is it safe?

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

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Wondering if it's better to floss before or after brushing your teeth?

Wondering if it's better to floss before or after brushing your teeth?

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

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Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

Is brushing your teeth with hot water more effective than with cold water?

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

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What is the main cause of bad breathe? And helpful tips to treat it besides just brushing your teeth

Bad breath: 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

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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

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

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How many times a day shoud brush teeth?

Brush teeth: Brush teeth in the morning to remove plaque that has formed overnight, and brush and floss before bedtime (no eating after brushing).
There is no reason not to brush more often. For an all-day cleaner and fresher mouth, also brush after lunch or after all meals. ...Read more

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Could brushing your teeth every 6 hours be beneficial?

Could brushing your teeth every 6 hours be beneficial?

Yes: 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

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Is there such a thing as brushing your teeth too often?

Is there such a thing as brushing your teeth too often?

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

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Is it normal to feel like gagging when brushing your teeth?

Is it normal to feel like gagging when brushing your teeth?

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

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Could someone explain to me step-by-step how to brush teeth?

Could someone explain to me step-by-step how to brush teeth?

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

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Please help! Does brushing your teeth too much cause damage?

Please help! Does brushing your teeth too much cause damage?

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

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I wanted to know is brushing your teeth too roughly bad for them?

Yes: Aggressive brushing can prematurely abrade the enamel and the trauma to your gums can cause the gum and bone to recede. Brush gently and you will avoid these problems. ...Read more

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Can there be really no supposed time interval for brushing your teeth?

Can there be really no supposed time interval for brushing your teeth?

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

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Please tell me, could we brush teeth 3 times a day:morning afternoon night?

Please tell me, could we brush teeth 3 times a day:morning afternoon night?

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

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Why is brushing your teeth twice a day best? Wouldn't it be better to brush your teeth more than that?

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

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Do we really need to brush teeth daily? Seems odd that our body would need external chemicals aapplied daily to teeth... Just curious.

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

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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

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How can I brush teeth after mucocele surgery?

How can I brush teeth after mucocele surgery?

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

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Should you brush your gums when brushing your teeth?

Should you brush your gums when brushing your teeth?

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

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Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque that can cause cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. ...Read more

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Is it okay to chew trident gum after brushing your teeth?

Is it okay to chew trident gum after brushing your teeth?

Sure: Why not chew gum if you wish. Gum chewing also is like a habit fr some. The only time I would not advise the immediate gum chewing is if you are using a special or heavily fluoridate toothpaste. You want that to sit in your mouth undisturbed as long as possible. ...Read more

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Can brushing your teeth with baking powder whiten your teeth?

It can clean them: If your teeth are discolored primarily because of extrinsic stain, like coffee, tea, or smoking, baking soda is an effective dentifrice and will make them look whiter. If the teeth are intrinsically dark or yellow, cleaning won't change that but tooth bleaching may be helpful. For most people it is a combination of both issues so cleaning and bleaching together can often be effective. ...Read more

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