Bad Breath

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Bad Breath

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common problem that can affect anyone at any age. It can be the result of numerous things such as:

  • Eating strongly flavoured foods
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Bad breath can also be caused by chronic mouth, nose or throat infections, or another medical condition
  • But it’s usually caused by poor oral hygiene – if bacteria builds up in your mouth, it can cause your breath to smell. Persistent bad breath can sometimes be a sign of gum disease.
How can I get rid of bad breath?

How can I get rid of bad breath?

Improving oral hygiene is usually enough to cure bad breath and prevent it happening again. It is also recommended to book an appointment with a hygienist for a more thorough clean. Your dentist can advise you about ways to improve your oral health and will recommend:

  • Regularly brushing your teeth and gums with a fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes twice a day
  • Flossing or using interdental brushes between your teeth daily
  • Keeping your tongue clean

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