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Have bad breath dentist say my oral hygiene is good and I don't have any cavities. I brush floss use mouthwash dentist are no help I am embarrassed ?

Have bad breath dentist say my oral hygiene is good and I don't have any cavities. I brush floss use mouthwash dentist are no help I am embarrassed 

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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

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My mom is in an ALF with dementia, and will not brush teeth, but she will swish mouthwash twice daily. Although not the best, is this OK oral hygiene?

My mom is in an ALF with dementia, and will not brush teeth, but she will swish mouthwash twice daily. Although not the best, is this OK oral hygiene?

Tough: This is always a tough situation to deal with. Proper supervision is imperative, but having such supervision is not always available. Swishing is fine, but if someone can atr least wipe the teeth with a gauze may provide some relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop gingivitis even with good oral hygiene? I floss, brush my teeth and use mouthwash after each meal but I think I may have it?

Is it possible to develop gingivitis even with good oral hygiene? I floss, brush my teeth and use mouthwash after each meal but I think I may have it?

Always possible: Your excellent hygiene habits are no guarantee that you will not develop any problems... neither are they a substitute for professional cleanings and exams. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Dental Hygiene: The correct mechanical action of flossing, which removes plaque and food products from between the teeth, and brushing which removes plaque from your teeth and your tongue, reduces the amount of bacteria which produce byproducts that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Over the counter mouth rinses may supplement the benefits of proper brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Warm salt water mouth wash. Why/when it is normally used/benefits in dental hygiene. Cons and pros please.

Warm salt water mouth wash. Why/when it is normally used/benefits in dental hygiene. Cons and pros please.

Normal saline: It's like bathing in tissue fluid. Use to promote healing of irritated tissues. Not an oral hygiene adjunct (brushing/flossing best for hygiene). Ask your dentist if your situation would benefit from salt water rinse...Everyon's different. ...Read more

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I brush once a day. I just started using listerine deep clean mouthwash twice a day. What else can I do for good hygiene?

I brush once a day. I just started using listerine deep clean mouthwash twice a day. What else can I do for good hygiene?

Brush TWICE: Excellent question--great to see you are interested in good home care. British medical journal (may 2010) noted "70% higher incidence in heart disease if not brushing twice a day"! this was done studying 11, 000 scottish adults. Flossing is also important, as you are likely to lose gum and bone support over time, then lose teeth. "2bs, 1f": brush 2x, floss 1x daily to get an a+ in home care! ...Read more

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Is having good oral hygiene the best way to treat gum disease?

Is having good oral hygiene the best way to treat gum disease?

Only one way of..: Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth following treatment. However, having routine check-ups and cleanings are also essential as even dentists miss cleaning a spot here or there over time and need professional cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Good nutrition & medical check-ups are also important to maintain overall general health. ...Read more

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