Bad breath can be caused by many things and is a common dental issue that you do not have to live with.
If you are suffering from any of the following, you do not have to live with discomfort:
- Bad Breath
- Bleeding or Receding Gums
- Sensitive Teeth
- Poor-looking teeth
- Embarrassment about bad breath
At Painfree Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments and offer guidance to help you combat the effects of bad oral hygiene, gum disease, bad breath and more.
What Is Bad Breath?
Bad breath is an unpleasant smell that doesn't go away after brushing your teeth. Both dental and other medical issues can cause it.
This uncomfortable dental issue is common and can be easily treated in most cases. Every patient is different, and we will work with you to fix any issues causing bad breath.
What Can Cause Bad Breath?
Your mouth contains millions of bacteria, many of them healthy and helpful. Most of these can be found at the back of the tongue, feeding off the food that builds up in the mouth and around teeth.
Sometimes a bad odour is produced because of a sulphuric compound that the bacteria give off. Other conditions affect the stomach and airways that can cause bad breath as well. Smokers and drinkers are also more likely to suffer from bad breath.
Here are some common causes of bad breath that can be treated by your dentist:
- Gum disease
- Dry mouth
- Tooth decay
Sometimes it may be a medical issue causing the odour. If your dentist does not see any obvious cause and your oral health is good, you may be referred to see your GP.
Some health conditions which may need you to see a doctor instead of a dentist include:
- Stomach problems
- Liver problems
- Kidney problems
How Can Bad Breath Be Treated?
The easiest and most effective way to treat bad breath is to improve your oral hygiene, to do so we recommend:
- Brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day
- Using mouthwash
- Using toothpaste that contains fluoride
- Quitting smoking
- Drinking more water
- Stopping or cutting back on alcohol
- Having a balanced diet
- Try sugar-free chewing gum after meals
- Make regular visits to the dentist
Don't Live With Bad Breath
Bad breath can impact your professional, social, and romantic life. Give Painfree Dentistry a call today to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam.