Bad breath

What is bad breath?

Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, can present itself as a bad smell or a bad taste in the mouth. This can be the result of varying factors, so understanding the causes of bad breath, and practising good oral hygiene are very important in addressing this common concern.

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by the following:
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Gum disease
  • Smoking
  • Eating and drinking foods that are strongly scented.
  • Dry mouth
  • Diabetes
  • Infections and abscesses
  • Tonsilitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Decaying teeth

How to prevent and treat bad breath?

Bad breath can be both prevented and treated easily at home. By following these tips, you can significantly reduce bad breath and enjoy fresh, clean breath. Remember, whilst home remedies can be helpful, it's always a good idea to seek professional advice from your dentist if you have persistent bad breath concerns. They can provide personalized guidance and ensure your oral health is in top shape. So, don't hesitate to book an appointment with your dentist for a brighter, fresher smile!
  • Not smoking.
  • Brushing teeth with a fluoride-containing toothpaste and flossing twice a day as well as brushing the gums and tongue.
  • Avoid consuming strongly scented food and drinks.
  • Drinking water and staying hydrated.
  • Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups.
  • If you wear dentures, remove them at night and ensure that you clean the dentures regularly.
  • Opting for sugar-free food and drinks.

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