Bad Breath

Treatment of bad breath in Burton and Ashby

Halitosis commonly known as “bad breath” is a common complaint at the dental surgery. This can effect a person socially, personally or even at work with business relationships.

Halitosis is caused by sulphur gases which come from bacteria in the mouth.

Causes of halitosis:

  • Gum disease (periodontal disease). Often a major cause of bad breath, easily diagnosed by a registered dentist.
  • Tooth decay (dental caries). Again easily diagnosed by a registered dentist.
  • Smoking
  • Diet. Your diet easily effects odours being produced byyour mouth, e.g. coffee, garlic, onion, fish, alcohol
  • Dry mouth sufferers
  • Lack of good oral hygiene. e.g. good tooth brushing,flossing, use of interdental brushes, mouthwashes, use of a fluoride toothpaste.

Ways in which you can control halitosis:

  • Have regular dental check ups to eliminate dental diseases.
  • Reduce sugary foods, both quantity and frequency
  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste or you could use Retardex toothpaste which is clinically proven to eliminate bad breath.
  • Use of a antibacterial mouthwash e.g. Retardex Oral Rinse.
  • The daily use of a tongue cleaner removes vast numbers of bacteria often found on the posterior part of the tongue.
  • The use of rechargeable electrical toothbrushes, such as the Oral B Triumph, or the Philips Sonicare Flexcare.
  • The use of a dental water jet which removes bacteria deep between the teeth and also below the gumline. Patients at our practice are benefiting from the availability of the “Cordless Dental Waterjet”.

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