Why do I have Bad Breath?

Having bad breath always may be an indication of other underlying issues

Bad Breath or Halitosis is a common problem that affects a good number people. This is because bad breath is caused by bacteria that commonly live inside our mouth. At any given time, there are millions of bacteria existing inside our mouth and if left uncontrolled, you can develop bad breath.

Bad breath causing bacteria may be difficult to eliminate even with a good regime of brushing and flossing. This is because they live in very hard to reach places like in Plaque, Tartar or on the tongue. If left alone to thrive, they will eventually cause bad breath that cleaning or breathe fresheners will not be able to eliminate. Usually, fresheners, mints and mouth wash only serves to mask the stench for only an hour or two.

Keeping bad breath at bay entails a number of precautions and procedures; here are some of the steps that our experts here at Smile Dentist Brisbane recommend:

Determine the cause of your bad breath

If your bad breath is caused by cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases, or tartar, your dentist can easily resolve this.

Schedule regular check-ups or every six months

Dental appointments, along with regular professional dental cleans, can help detect dental problems and eliminate the habitat of bacteria.

Denture wearers should clean their appliances regularly and thoroughly. Special cleaning products should help eradicate bad breath caused by bacteria hidden deeply inside the dentures.

The best and most effective way to keep bad breath at bay is to have a healthy and very clean mouth. Brushing and flossing daily may not be enough. Regular twice a year visits to your dentists will help you eliminate bad breath completely. Remember bad breath is not just a personal problem; it affects everyone around us, including the ones we love.


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