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I get bad breath in the morning and when drinking alcohol. I do many of the suggested things to stop it but it remains. Can you advise?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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Hi,

I have a few questions with regards to halitosis or bad breath for which I have scoured the internet for an answer but as yet have not found a satisfactory response. I have a specific situation at present which I am struggling to control. Firstly my halitosis is not chronic and for much of the time is not a problem. The only time I seem to have a problem is first thing in the morning or when I drink alcohol. Most of the time I still have a white coating at the back of my tongue and I used to automatically associate this with bad breath but it seems that this is not always the case. Is that correct? Is there anything I can do to remove this as I find it quite unsightly.

Now I didn’t used to have this problem but I believe that some time in my mid to late twenties (I am now 32) I had gingivitis. The reason that I think this is I have some reduction of my gums around a couple of my teeth. This went undetected for a number of years as I didn’t suffer any bleeding and my gums appeared healthy. However after a friend told me that I had malador from my mouth whilst we were having a drink I decided to visit a dentist. There they diagnosed gum disease and changed my whole oral routine. Whereas I used to just brush twice a day with a manual toothbrush I now brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, floss daily, use a tongue scraper and use mouthwash twice a day (used to be dentyl but I have just changed to retardex). I also now drink much more water daily (anything from 4-6 pints) as well as eating fresh fruit daily (is it true that apples and bananas have a negative effect on one’s breath?) It is now 5 or 6 months since I first saw the dentist and my breath has definitely got better with my new oral hygiene. As mentioned though I still suffer with morning breath to some degree (it is not as bad as it has been in the last few years but nowhere near as good as it used to be up to my mid to late twenties) and I still produce a bad smell from my mouth when I drink alcohol. As my gum disease has cleared up my dentist has advised me to consult my doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist as they say that there is no reason why I should have any kind of malador at all now. Is this correct or is there a possibility that this smell that I cannot get rid of is the legacy of gingivitis which went untreated? Furthermore is there anything I can do get rid of it? I long to be able to kiss my girlfriend in the morning or go out with friends again for a quiet drink. These are things that I’ve had taken away from me which I desperately want back.

I apologise for the number of questions, if it is your policy not to answer so many questions then I understand. However any advice, help or direction would be greatly, greatly received.

Many thanks


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Dr Sunita Verma

Sparkle Dental Boutique
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The bone seems to have turned black where my tooth is missing. Is this some disease?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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I have pretty healthy teeth and gums. However, I have a gap where there was no replacement tooth. I haven’t had the money to replace it. I found a small whole in that space and the bone seems to have turned black… the gum around it is sore. Is this some kind of a disease?


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Dr Safeer Butt

S3 Dental – Synergistic Smile Studios
Clinics in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
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Can I have a bridge fitted if I have receding gums and missing teeth?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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I have receding gums on my lower jaw
and 2 front teeth missing can i still have a bridge fitted and at what cost. I am an old age pensioner


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Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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How long will it take for my gums to settle down following apicoectomy surgery?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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Dear Dr Kailesh
I have recently undergone an apiceptomy, however I am growing concerned because it has now been two weeks since the procedure and my gum where the apiceptomy was performed is very swollen and sore. Is this normal? if so how long is it before the swelling disappears.


dr kailesh solanki

Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
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How long will it take for my receeding gums to recorrect themselves following having crowns fitted?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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Hi there!
I just had a lot of work done to my teeth about 2 and a half weeks ago, including 9 crowns in the front on the top. I went out of the country for all of my work and crammed the whole process into a 12 day span. The temps made my gums very irritated and inflamed, so irritated in fact that they had to re-do 2 of my crowns because my gums receded so bad. So now that I have my crowns in, I’m having problems with my gums, and worried they will recede again. Maybe I’m just paranoid… I’ve been taking extra care with brushing and even massaging them. How long will it take for my gums to come down over the crowns and what can I do to help the process? I think I just need some reassurance.


dr julian caplan

Dr Julian Caplan – Director on the board of the BACD

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Why am I experiencing pain and pressure on my crowned teeth?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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hi i had all my top teeth done with zirconum crowns i was told these were the best i also have 6 bottom with crowns ,my teeth were in a poor state crooked fractures and loose ,so the dentist recommend this work,i am very happy with the teeth very natural but i still have sensitivity on several also i feel light my mouth doesn’t relax properly as it feels like im putting pressure on 1 at the top when i bite or close my mouth and 1 tooth at the top is so painful ,im ok eating but soon after i feel discomfort all over the teeth this lasts for 15 min after eating .lt as got better all by 1 tooth at the top and this i painful round the gum line but the gum looks healthy could this be a bottom tooth is too high and if as to be lowered and is it normal to have so much sensitivity with this work.


dr kailesh solanki

Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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I just had a tooth removed and need a bridge. Can a permanent on be made before the gum is healed?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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Had one top back tooth extracted two weeks ago and was pre prepped for a bridge due to be fixed later this week
my query is can the temp bridge be fitted before
gum has completely healed there is no infection but it has not closed up totally yet


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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Can my gums grow back after they have decayed?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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Hi i have been to see my dentist where i had 2 fillings and he cleaned alot of tar from my teeth. This was due to having a fixed brace in and it was difficult to keep teeth clean. Now i can holes at the top of my teeth where the gum should be. They look like decay but it just looks like gum missing. Can my gums grow back at all what can i do ive been told to keep them clean can i do anything for my gum to come back :(


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My gums are shrinking and my dentures keep loosening. What can I do?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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i had a new complete top denture(injection moulded with vivodent teeth) fitted on 25/10/2007(£1150)it was fine to start with,by june 2010 it became very loose even poligrip ultra could not hold it in situ for a working day.after returning to the clinic informed that my gums had shrunk,had denture rebuilt(£750) again fine to begin with but now NOVEMBER the denture is loose again..what are my options- regards 


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Dr Rob Tennet

St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
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My tooth is moving but appears healthy, why is this?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
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I feel my a slight “movement” when I use my tongue to push my tooth but it’s not shaking. It happens only when my tongue tries to push it. Why is it so? It is a healthy tooth and I do not feel the pain.


dr mark hughes

Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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