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Bad Breath

Bad Breath Treatment In Mt. Eliza

Bad breath is a foul-smelling breath usually caused by a mixture of bacteria and food breakdown in the mouth, often referred to as halitosis. After each meal, bacteria that live in the mouth feed on food contaminants, secreting volatile sulphur compounds (VSC) that smell and taste unpleasant.
  • Ingredients such as onions and garlic
  • Alcohol or cigarettes which restricts saliva flow and increase bacteria count
  • Bad oral hygiene, dental decay or periodontal disease
  • Dry mouth (sometimes related to autoimmune diseases) due to malfunctioning of salivary glands
  • Local respiratory tract infections, tonsil stones, chronic sinusitis, post-nasal drip, chronic bronchitis, gastrointestinal or reflux
  • Systemic illnesses and medical disorders such as diabetes, lung infections, kidney or liver failures

Step 1:

  • Remove plaque using a toothbrush and interdental cleaners, such as floss or interdental brushes
  • Invest in a tongue scraper that removes bacteria on your tongue

Step 2:

  • Increase saliva flow using sugar-free gums or dry mouth products such as Biotene
  • Drink plenty of water during the day
  • Limit coffee, alcohol intake and smoking

Step 3:

  • See your dentist regularly for check up and cleans
  • Consider smoking or tobacco cessation
  • Eliminate foods that may cause more mouth odour and increase green vegetables and fruits intake
  • Seek medical help to exclude respiratory and digestive systems problems

Halitosis may mean underlying dental problems that are often undiagnosed. To help protect your dentition in the long term, visit your dentist to rule out dental deterioration or periodontal diseases. Occasionally, the only oral symptom of a more severe medical condition is halitosis; immediate medical treatment is also strongly suggested.

Halitosis often causes many individuals social issues. Some people are paranoid about their breath often, and as a result are afraid to be close to their loved ones. Book your dental appointment for you and/or your loved ones today.


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