Bad Breath Treatment
Bad breath, also called halitosis, can result from poor oral hygiene habits or may be a sign of an overall health threat.
It can harm your social life, intimate relationships, and self-esteem.
DonEast Supreme Dental can help you discover if you have bad breath and if you do, its causes and how you can conquer it.
Causes Of Bad Breath
There are many causes of bad breath. Here are some of the most common.
Tobacco products. Smoking causes nasty mouth odour. Smokers and tobacco users are more likely to develop gum disease, another source of bad breath.
Poor oral hygiene. If you skip brushing and flossing daily, food remains in your mouth, leading to bad breath as a transparent, sticky film of bacteria forms on your teeth and tongue.
Dentures that aren’t appropriately cleaned or fit loosely can also trap odour-causing bacteria and food particles.
Dry mouth. You can develop dry mouth if you don’t drink enough water or if you have been sleeping or travelling, or any other instances in which your body slows down its saliva production.
Tough workouts, breathing through your mouth, and some diseases and medications, can cause dry mouth.
Poor diet. The simplest source of bad breath is a food like garlic or onion. These spices give off a strong odour, which is not easily removed from your mouth by brushing alone.
Also, fasting and dieting can cause bad breath as the body breaks down fat and releases acids, which can be smelled.
Digestive Issues. Digestive problems can also cause bad breath. Acid reflux allows food odours to go up the oesophagus and out the mouth, creating bad breath.
Prescription Medication. Many medications come with dry mouth as a side effect. If you suffer from dry mouth, look over your medication side effects list.
Other Causes. Bad breath may be a sign of other diseases. Postnasal drip, respiratory and tonsil complications, sinus issues, liver and kidney ailments, diabetes, as well as blood disorders are some other causes of bad breath.
In some cases, bad breath can be a sign of cancer or other serious conditions.
Prevention Of Bad Breath
Start preventing bad breath at home. To keep a pleasant mouth odour, you need to eliminate gum disease and always keep your mouth clean and fresh.
- Brush your teeth and gums properly before sleeping and at least one other time during the day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also important to brush your tongue as well or use a tongue scraper to clean it.
- Floss or use ‘interdental’ brushes at least once a day.
- Chew a sugar-free gum to help your mouth produce saliva and stop the dry mouth that can lead to bad breath.
Bad Breath Treatment At DonEast Supreme Dental
If there are dental issues that causing your mouth odour, and this is true in most cases, your Doncaster East dentist can start to treat the cause of the problem with cleaning or scraping.
Visit your trusted Doncaster East dentist today!
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on-site parking for our patients. Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance).
Doncaster East dentist also serves local communities in Templestowe, Balwyn North, Doncaster, Doncaster Heights, Donvale, Mont Albert North, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir, Blackburn North, Forest Hill, Nunawading, and Brentford Square.
GAP FREE for New Patients!
(with any health insurance)
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- Offer payment plan such as Dentacare and Mysmileplan
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for Bupa (Platinum), NIB and CBHS
We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)