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.
Control the GERD. First, get the gerd under control. It can ruin your enamel and put you at risk for esophageal cancer. Then brush, floss, rinse! and use a tongue scraper! brush first thing in the morning and right before bed. Do not brush after every meal..This is when the acid is highest and your enamel is softest...Worst thing you can do for your teeth. Use sugar free gum or mints during the day.
Dental hygiene. Importantly, to brush in the morning, at night and each time after your meal, to floss and to rinse your mouth using non-alcoholic mouth rinse. And to go to see your dentist at least once a year or as directed. Avoid certain food that may aggravate your gerd and take the medication as directed. Weight loss may help. http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=d&iid=184&aid=3806.
I have halitosis, this past week I went to my gastroenterologist and he told me it's caused for an hiatal hernia, how can I remove bad breath?
Did a Doctor. Tell you that your hiatal hernia is causing your bad breath or is this your conclusion? Did a dentist tell you that your oral hygiene is perfect or is this how you feel? The reason i ask is because patients like to self diagnose. The internet is fabulous for information, but without a clinical exam and more details, it is impossible to diagnose you in this forum. See your dentist for more answers. Read more...