A healthy mouth means fresh breath! Bad breath can affect those nearest and dearest to us. It can place strain on relationships as well as being socially embarrassing.
The main culprit behind bad breath is bacteria. Our mouths contain millions and millions of bacteria, which can quite easily get out of control. Plaque, tartar, gum disease, tooth decay, dentures and your tongue are all places where bacteria can thrive. Breath fresheners and mouthwash are only temporary camouflages to bad breath (usually keeping you fresh for just a few hours).
To resolve your bad breath, we recommend you visit one of our dentists to firstly determine the cause. If the issue is tartar, gum disease or tooth decay, then this can easily be remedied and maintained by regular professional cleaning. If you wear dentures you will need to thoroughly clean them daily using a product specifically designed for dentures.
Other major causes of bad breath include a head cold, inflammation or infection of the sinuses (sinusitis), tonsillitis and stomach reflux. These conditions can usually be treated by your local medical practitioner however a comprehensive dental examination should be initially undertaken to rule out any dental cause.
If you are concerned about your own breath, contact us today and arrange a consultation. We will endeavour to isolate and fix the cause of your bad breath, helping you recapture your confidence and dental health.