Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Bad breath can be improved by following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control. Causes of bad breath include:
- Poor dental hygiene. Without regular cleaning between and around the teeth, plaque builds up, bits of food get trapped resulting in unpleasant odours from the mouth.
- Chronic bad breath can have an underlying medical cause such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis, gastro-intestinal conditions or diabetes.
- Consuming strong, odorous foods like garlic, onions and coffee.
- Dehydration either by not drinking enough or dry mouth syndrome due to some medications
If you are aware that your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, make an appointment with one of our hygienists. They can offer advice on maintaining fresh breath by creating an individual hygiene care plan suited to your particular needs.
We offer direct access appointments with our hygienists which mean you can request ' fresh breath cleans' whenever you want.Back to Treatments Book your Appointment