Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath, can be caused by bad oral health habits or dental disease. It can also be caused by the foods we eat and, in some instances, may even be a sign of other health problems such as pneumonia, chronic sinus infections, or chronic acid reflux. Other factors such as diabetes, dry mouth, and even tooth demineralisation can also contribute to halitosis.
Our Bad Breath Dental Services and Treatment
The most common causes of halitosis or bad breath is a build-up of plaque and calculus (which is hardened plaque) around the gums and teeth, and on the surface of the tongue. That’s why the first thing the dhealth Dentistry experts will do is check your gums for any signs of periodontal or gum disease. Following this, we’ll perform a thorough scale and clean to remove all calculus and plaque deposits. If advanced gum disease is identifiable, then it is likely that several visits will be required.
Teeth will also be checked for any decay or signs of infection that may be contributing to an unpleasant odour. Finally, any other contributing factors such as ill-fitting dentures, yeast infections and dry mouth, will also be investigated and a treatment plan identified.
Keep in mind that there is no one treatment for bad breath. The treatment will always be guided by the cause, with an appropriate treatment plan tailored just for you.
Why Treat Bad Breath?
There are a number of obvious, long-term benefits that flow from seeking treatment for your bad breath, including:
By treating the source of your bad breath, you can remove the embarrassing stale and stinky odours usually present in your mouth, improving your self confidence and letting you smile wide once more.
It’s no surprise that bad breath can cause a number of social gaffes; chances are people tend to move away from you when you’re talking, or avoid conversations with you altogether. By treating your bad breathe, you can rest assured that you’ll no longer be a social pariah.
Bad breath is often a symptom of a more serious health issue. By treating the cause of your bad breath, you can improved both your oral and general health and wellbeing.
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