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Bad Breath

Bad Breath or Halitosis

We can help get rid of bad breath by providing the right halitosis treatment solution.

Bad breath is a common problem that can be unpleasant and embarrassing. Find out more about how we can help get rid of bad breath, contact us today!

Looking for a dentist who can help with bad breath?

Having fresh breath is something that many of us take for granted, until there is a problem. Bad breath – also known as halitosis – will affect all of us from time to time, and is often just the result of something we have eaten. However, if bad breath persists, it is important to see a dentist who can help identify the cause of your halitosis.

What sort of issues can cause bad breath?

Persistent halitosis requires investigation, and our team of dentists can help explore the causes of your bad breath. Common causes include:

  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth or xerostomia
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Poorly fitting dental appliances
  • Yeast infection
  • Smoking or consuming tobacco products

Halitosis can also be indicative of medical problems such as respiratory tract infections, liver/kidney problems, acid reflux or problems with your salivary glands.

Our dentist can help determine the cause of your bad breath

One of our dentists can perform an examination to see if the cause of your halitosis is a dental related issue. If so, we can recommend an appropriate treatment plan to help restore your fresh breath. If the problem is due to poor oral hygiene, our dentist can professionally clean your teeth and help you to improve your oral care at home. Sometimes you can resolve your halitosis issues by using the correct brushing techniques, or learning how to floss better.

How can I prevent bad breath from occurring?

Your dentist can offer advice on ways to prevent halitosis. Regular checkups can detect problems like gum disease, a dry mouth or other disorders that may be causing bad breath. Good oral hygiene is essential. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth daily with dental floss. Ensure you also brush your tongue. 

Call our dentists today, to defeat bad breath!

Our dentists can identify the cause and develop a treatment plan to eliminate bad breath. If halitosis is an issue for you, we definitely encourage you to seek treatment as we have a high success rate in managing bad breath.

Bad breath can be caused by a variety of things some of which include:

 

  • Poor oral hygiene – if you maintain your oral health by brushing and flossing regularly you are likely to suffer with bad breath
  • Diet – some foods can cause bad breath, for instance garlic is one. However bad breath caused by food isn’t lasting and usually disappears after brushing
  • Smoking: The tar and nicotine residues from cigarettes can bind to teeth and gums causing bad breath

  • Regular dental check-ups and clean
  • Brushing and flossing teeth often (2-3 times a day if possible)
  • A healthy diet
  • Stop smoking

Usually a symptom of a more serious problem, can lead to gum disease.

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