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Can Bad Dental Hygiene Cause Cardiomyopathy
I have GERD and hiatal hernia. That causes me a bad breath. How can I treat my dental hygiene appropriately?
Maybe unrelated : While gerd can damage enamel, and even bad breath, it may also be completely unrelated to your dental hygiene. A trial of anti-acid medications will control the acid, but may not control the reflux of non-acid stomach contents. If the problem is bad enough, consider testing to quantify the the reflux and look for damage to the esophagus - endoscopy, ph test, manometry, & upper GI contrast study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What might be the cause of bad breath if it's neither the thrust (candida) nor poor dental hygiene. (My throat doesn't hurt)I'm so confused plz help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 Main Causes: Except for rare medical/genetic disorders, tooth loss is caused by three main things: gum disease, large cavities, & trauma. Gum disease is the most common, accounting for about 80% of lost teeth. Nearly all these conditions can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene at home & regular dental visits. Unfortunately, you can't do it yourself. You need professional help to keep your mouth healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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If I have a lingering bad taste in my mouth due to acid reflux how can I treat it other than basic dental hygiene?
Treat cause: The first step would be to see if something can be done to control acid reflux in the first place. It can have damaging effects on your teeth over time and is quite uncomfortable as you know. A physician can offer a prescription if it a chronic problem. For dealing with the taste, try a string over the counter mouth wash, or perhaps salt water. Brushing alone won't do it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great field : Dental hygiene is a great career that allow flexibility to work as much or little as you would like during different phases of life , raising children. There is a great demand for hygienists, salary is good. You are highly respected , are highly skilled, and work closely with and develop great relationships with patients and dentists . Very rewarding career. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. : Scare tactics may help but sitting her down and talking to her about why she does not want to clean her teeth properly is usually the best option. See if there is a way to make it fun. There is a company that makes tooth brushes that vibrate a popular tune when they are used. I think they are called tooth tunes brushes (not 100% sure). Positive reinforcement will go a long way as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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