Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer. These drugs kill cancer cells, but they may also harm normal cells, including cells in the mouth. Side effects include problems with your teeth and gums; the soft, moist lining of your mouth; and the glands that make saliva (spit). Continue reading →
Bad breath is also termed as halitosis/fetor oris/breath malodor and foul breath. Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant smell exhaled in breathing. It affects a large proportion of population,estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental treatment , following tooth decay and periodontal disease. Bad breath increases during the day (maybe due to stress or fasting), eating certain foods (like garlic, onions,meat,fish and cheese), smoking and alcohol assumption. The mouth is dry and inactive during the night, the bad breath is usually worse when you wake up (morning breath) Continue reading →
Your dentist may be advising you to use a mouthwash whenever you go for a dental visit but frankly is it necessary to use one?
Mouthwashes or mouth rinses have been around for ages and are most widely used by consumers. The traditional purpose for mouthwash has been to keep bad breath away but now there are therapeutic mouth rinses available that help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Continue reading →