Bad breath is an embarrassing problem, but easily fixed with bad breath treatments from dental care professionals
Bad breath is a common problem that many of our patients face. It can be a clear sign of bad dental hygiene or a symptom of something more serious, such as decay or gum disease. While most people will have bad breath at some stage in their life, either due to illness or from eating strong smelling foods, for those who can’t seem to get rid of it, it’s important see a dentist to check what the problem is.
Regularly we find the cause is rotting food caught between the teeth and gum, which can be easily solved by using floss and mouthwash more. This also has the added benefit of lowering the chance of tooth decay as the same bacteria that create the smell also affect the teeth and gums.
How quickly can I get rid of bad breath?
It depends on the cause. If your bad breath is caused by a lack of dental hygiene, then a week or two of careful brushing, flossing and mouthwash can usually clear up the problem.
If the problem is caused by an illness, or by poor dental health, it may take longer to find the cause and remove it.
Also, remember that your bad breath might be caused by strong smelling foods. Cutting these out of your diet can have a big effect on your breath.
How can I tell if I have bad breath?
One of the worse parts of halitosis is not knowing for sure whether your breath is bad, but there is an easy way to check. By licking the inside of your wrist, waiting a few seconds and then smelling, you’ll be able to tell whether or not your breath is bad.
However, this is only for bad breath caused by bacteria in the mouth, if you have bad breath caused by other issues, you may need to seek a dentist to check.
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