Bad breath otherwise medically known as Halitosis, can have a major effect on your quality of life and overall self-confidence.
Not only does it affect our day to day lives and interactions with family and friends, but it also may create may rather embarrassing encounters which may result in you being reluctant to speak.
Luckily, bad breath can be treated and prevented once you are able to understand what is causing it.
One of the most common causes of bad breath is teeth cavities.
By not brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day, you allow food particles to accumulate around your teeth and tongue – which leads to bad breath.
Additionally, bad oral hygiene can also lead to gum infections, tooth decay and tongue coating – all of which cause bad breath.
Cavities, infections and tooth decay must be treated early to avoid further problems. Regular dental check-ups will help avoid these problems developing. Contact us, to make appointment.
However, bad breath may also be the result of other bodily problems, including:
In this case, having bad breath can be an indicator of these illnesses. If your bad breath continues after you have had your dental check-ups, we advise that you contact your doctor.
Some more obvious causes of bad breath include the consumption of foods and beverages such as onions, garlic and coffee. However, this type of bad breath is only temporary and can generally be combatted with a sugar-free gum and mouth wash.
The key to preventing bad breath is as simple as improving your oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth properly twice a day coupled with sugar-free chewing gum and bi-annual dental check-ups.
However, if your bad breath continues even with the changes made to your oral hygiene habits, it’s important to consult with your Dentist and Doctor.
We hope this article has been useful and will help you avoid any future embarrassing bad breath moments!
To book an appointment or to find out more about our dental practice in Claremont, please contact us.
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