Bad Breath Treatment

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is probably the most embarrassing oral problem to have. Some people are not aware that they suffer from bad breath. Our nose gets desensitised with the smell of our breath so it can’t detect the odour.

Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad Breath Treatment | Dentist GlenroyHalitosis is a common condition. Around 2.5 percent of the adult population suffer from this problem. Treatment for bad breath depends on the cause. The most common causes of halitosis are:

  • Consumption of certain foods and drinks
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dry mouth
  • Medication
  • Dieting
  • Health conditions

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

Gum disease can give you a case of bad breath. The bacteria that cause gum disease can produce a volatile sulphur compound, resulting in bad mouth odour. Aside from this, the bacteria can also cause inflammation.

Gingivitis, an earlier stage of gum disease, can be prevented by practising good dental hygiene at home. However, this may not be enough to get rid of the condition totally.

You should consult your dentist for better solutions that will eliminate both bad breath and gum disease. They may recommend regular dental cleanings. For advanced cases, a special periodontal cleaning called “scaling and root planning” will be performed.

Bad Breath Solutions

The best way to combat bad breath is to improve your oral hygiene. You must keep your teeth, gums and tongue clean and healthy daily. They must be free of excess food debris and bacteria build-up. Improving your dental care not only keeps your mouth healthy and fresh, but it can also significantly help prevent the onset of oral health diseases.

Regular dental visits should also be part of your program. Without the intervention of your dental team, all your efforts at home may be less effective in fighting bad breath. Your dentist will examine your mouth and determine the cause of bad mouth odour. Dental experts suggest that you visit your dentist every six months.

Dental Consultation

At The Glenroy Dental Group, you are one step away from having the smile you always wanted. Your trusted Glenroy dentist will give you a fully informed idea of all your treatment options, costs, and durations.

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