Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It’s no wonder that the stores shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes that are promising to eradicate this problem but most often they will only just disguise it temporarily.
In about 90% of halitosis cases, the origin of the odour is in the mouth itself.
It is important to determine the dental or medical root cause of this issue through a thorough dental examination at House of Smiles where your teeth and gums will be carefully assessed.
If you have broken fillings, gum disease or spaces where food can get trapped and stagnate this can also result in foul smells from the mouth.
Most of the times the odour is simply caused by bacteria found in dental plaque which simply need to be removed by a professional hygiene appointment and oral hygiene reinforcement.
We will also offer you bespoke oral hygiene advice, help motivate and teach you on how to take care of your teeth and gums in the best way.
Brushing twice daily with a fluoride containing toothpaste will reduce the amount of bacteria. Using interdental cleaning aids, i.e. floss, tape or interdental brushes will improve gum health and clean out debris from between teeth. The use of mouthwash use after lunch can help freshen breath during the day
Completing any necessary treatment and regularly attending for routine check-ups is essential to avoid any future dental disease
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