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How effective is chlorhexidine (Peridex) for treating gingivitis?

How effective is chlorhexidine (Peridex) for treating gingivitis?

Adjunct: It can be helpful in addition to proper tooth brushing, flossing as well as professional cleanings and monitoring. There are some side effects. Discuss what's right for you with you own dentist. ...Read more

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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. 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 ...Read more


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How is halitosis treated?

How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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How effective is fluoride_/_triclosan for treating gingivitis?

Partially: this toothpaste is one of many factor in controlling gingivitis If you have plaque and calculus then you need elimination of these irritants before good healing takes place You need to practice good oral hygiene to keep your gums healthy that's brushing and flossing a couple times a day regular recall with the hygienist and check ups with your dentist . Gingivitis is easy to get rid of ...Read more

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How effective is eucalyptol_/_menthol_/_salicylic acid_/_thymol for treating gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Treating gingivitis is best accomplished by a professional evaluation, professional cleaning, proper toothbrushing and flossing. That works! All other rinses, washes, potions, etc is unnecessary and not as effective. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bacteria and eliminate halitosis. ...Read more

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Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Antibiotics work: Antibiotics work, as does inhaling intomy sinuses a warm solution of 1/4 tsp and a pint of water. The xylitol makes the bacteria very slippery so they are easier to get out of the body and less toxic. ...Read more

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Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Yes but: Gingivitis can be addressed with a regular dental cleaning. However, the real prevention comes with routine home care that includes proper brushing 2x a day and flossing. For severe cases of gingivitis, you may consider a mouth wash to supplement your home care. A dentist will evaluate the severity of your gingivitis and help you create a plan for getting it all under control. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrogen peroxide (Periogel) for treating gingivitis?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is an adjunct and can be helpful although professional dental treatment along with proper tooth brushing and flossing is really the key! ...Read more

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Please answer! what works best for reducing/eliminating periodontal infection/disease?

Please answer! what works best for reducing/eliminating periodontal infection/disease?

Gum Disease: Excellent home care along with thorough cleaning of the teeth above and below the gumline 3-4 times per year. See a gum specialist (periodontist) for the above. It is worth the extra specialist cost. ...Read more

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What bacteria cause halitosis?

What bacteria cause halitosis?

Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too. ...Read more

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Could halitosis involved anaerobic oral bacteria be erased by mouthwash oxidizing agents?

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Could halitosis involved anaerobic oral bacteria be erased by mouthwash oxidizing agents?

Halitosis: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Mild/moderate : Yes lanap is used to treat mild to moderate gingivitis and some early periodontitis .. And it's usually very effective. ...Read more

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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Is good oral hygiene best known way to treat gum disease?

Is good oral hygiene best known way to treat gum disease?

Yes, for gingivitis!: The greatest prevalence of gum disease is gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the upper visible surfaces of the gums. It is completely reversible by daily flossing and a vibratory toothbrushing technique used at the gum-tooth interface. If you skip a single day of flossing and brushing, a new inflammatory response will occur to the new "growth" of plaque and gingivitis reoccurs. ...Read more

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How effective is fluoride (Biotene) for treating a cavity?

How effective is fluoride (Biotene) for treating a cavity?

It depends: if the cavity is just beginning then high concentration of sodium fluoride might control the expansion of the cavity If you have a well established cavity then you need to have your dentist eliminate it and place a filling If you are prone to decay then you should be using a fluoride rinse and have excellent oral hygiene ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Are there official recommendations for treating lung abscess?

Drain,antibiotics: The treatment af any abcess regardless of location is drainage and IV antibiotics. Lung abcess sometimes drain into the tracheobronchial tree, sometimes spontaneously drain into the pleura thus causing empyema others require surgical drainage. This is a very serious complication of pneumonia. See your thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for halitosis. ?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. However, the biggest cause is simply poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information and then start by seeing a dentist for some answers. Make sure you brush, floss and use a tongue scraper properly and regularly, & get a dental checkup. http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.com/fresh-breath-control.htm. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which mouthwash will kill the most oral bacteria?

Expert opinions? Which mouthwash will kill the most oral bacteria?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): A rinse you need a prescription for. Another mouthrinse which has the american dental association seal of approval is listerine; it is a good every-day rinse to use. ...Read more

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What is halitosis?

Baaaaad breath......: Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale. Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing. ...Read more

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What causes halitosis?

What causes halitosis?

Anaerobic bacteria: Bad breath is caused by billions of bacteria in your mouth, the same bacteria also may cause gum desease. The reason it smells is bacause those bacteria produce gases and other waste in your mouth, and when you exhale, people around you may smell this very characteristic smell. ...Read more

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Non tricklia halitosis?

Causes of halitosis:: Halitosis is bad breath, and has many causes, such as poor dental hygiene, gum disease, smoking, sinus infections, tonsil infections, eating onions, eating fishy foods, drinking coffee, stomach reflux, etc... The tube connecting the throat to the air tubes (bronchi) in the lungs is called the trachea (pronounced tray-kee-ah), and is usually not a source of halitosis. A "tricklia" is the trachea? ...Read more

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How is halitosis treated?

Source: Cavities and gum disease can cause bad odor; need to check with your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you cure halitosis?

Proper diagnosis/car: Proper diagnosis and care. Halitosis is caused by a myriad of factors, any one of which could be responsible. Here is a short list: periodontal disease, certain medications, diet, dental caries, poor oral hygiene and more. Your best first option is to get your teeth cleaned and have a thorough exam by a dentist. Discuss your concerns and he/she will recommend a proper course of tx for you. ...Read more

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Any tips for bad halitosis?

Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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How can one treat halitosis?

How can one treat halitosis?

Full mouth DETOX pro: The term "treat" may not apply to halitosis ( bad breath) as it is not desease , but condition caused by billions of odor- producing bacteria in your mouth. It is impossible to brush/floss/rinse 'em away! we have developed a method called bios (bio immersion oxydation system) to kill ( yes ! to kill ) those bacteria in your mouth- up to 99.98%. So - no bad bacteria- no bad breath! it works! ...Read more

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Can halitosis be hereditary?

Can halitosis be hereditary?

Not really : Halitosis most commonly a result 1) diet and certain foods 2) medication and illness but 3) the most common cause is bacteria build up on the back of the tongue. This is easily removed with a tongue scraper you can buy at any drug store. ...Read more

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What can be done for halitosis?

What can be done for halitosis?

Treat the cause: There are many causes of bad breath, both of dental and medical origin. Find the cause(s) and treat them and then maintain good oral hygiene. By far the most common cause is poor oral hygiene. See the following website for more information: http://www.Smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the signs of halitosis?

What are the signs of halitosis?

People stay away :-(: Halitosis is defined as unpleasant and characteristic odor from the mouth when you exhale. Most of the time people that care about you, or family member will approach you and tell you about your "problem" .Many patients tel me that they were offered gum by their coworkers....It is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth, that is almost impossible to remove by brushing-flossing. ...Read more

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How can I treat halitosis at home?

How can I treat halitosis at home?

Treat??? You cannot!: Halitosis is not disease! so you cannot "treat" it. Halitosis ( bad breath) is a condition that is caused by millions of odor producing bacteria in your mouth. By eliminating (killing) those bacteria on daily basis , you will be free from halitosis . Many doctors on this forum recommend to brush and floss. It never works! you cannot kill bacteria by brushing/flossing/mouthwash. No2badbreath.Com. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for halitosis?

Are there any tests for halitosis?

Yes, but not needed: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Some substances stick to the teeth. Special tests for "gases" are not needed, as the odor is usually obvious. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to mild halitosis?

Any home remedies to mild halitosis?

Mouthwash could help: An over the counter mouth rinse could help as could better brushing and flossing. However, they only mask the problem. Some medical conditions can contribute, but most causes are dental. Start with the dentist, but you may need to see other medical remedies. ...Read more

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Are there drugs that cause halitosis?

POssible: Most likely you have what we call "tonsoliths" (spelling mistake) or allergies causing the mucus to form and congeal in spots in your throat, eventually leading to bad breath. Listerine, listerine, listerine and good deep tooth brushing technique are essential. ...Read more

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What can I do for constant halitosis?

Check with dentist: Constant halitosis (bad breath) can be caused by a number of things: tooth decay gum disease poor oral hygiene (do you brush properly, do you floss, do you brush or clean your tongue). It can also be caused by your diet. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to treat halitosis?

Full mouth detox: Halitosis is caused by bacterial by- products in your mouth, by reducing bacterial counts to almost zero will eliminate halitosis , brushing and flossing and even mouthwash will not do it, as you cannot reach all the places where bacteria hide in your mouth in 2-3 minutes ( when you conduct your morning teeth brushing ritual) . It is like comparing car wash vs car detailing... We use full detox. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure halitosis?

What is the best way to cure halitosis?

Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunately, this problem is often easy to fix: good oral hygiene (brushing 2x day, flossing & brushing your tongue), regular visits to your dentist (to prevent gum disease), and ruling out any underlying conditions or other factors. ...Read more

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Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Halitosis: The key to "curing" any chronic health issue is to determine the etiology of the problem. Halitosis may be caused by periodontal disease that should be treated by a good dentist and/or hygienist. In addition, halitosis can be caused by gastric issues that are unresolved, and sometimes by a persistent sinus infection or post-nasal drip. Make an appointment soon to determine the cause and remedy! ...Read more

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