Bad breath or halitosis is one of the most upsetting dental problems. And unfortunately, without a dentist’s help, it can be one of the hardest to identify. Those who have it cannot tell if their own breath smells bad because their nose is desensitized to their own breath. Thus, it takes an honest and courageous friend to tell you that your breath needs professional help.
If you or your loved ones are suffering from bad breath, call us immediately. Caringbah Dental Care has comprehensive treatments to shoo the bad breath away. When it comes to making your breath fresh again, your Caringbah Dental Care dentist is the right person to talk to.
Causes of Bad Breath
It is important to understand the cause of the bad breath. The treatment begins with treating the source to ensure that the foul smell is treated.
The following are the common causes of bad breath:
#1 Poor dental hygiene
Good oral hygiene practices such as brushing your teeth after meals, flossing, and using mouthwash, can effectively remove food debris and the after-scent left by your meal. Failure to do this allows the food to rot and smell.
The food we eat can leave a lingering smell in the mouth, some more pungent that others. Spicy foods and exotic spices for instance can leave a foul smell.
#3 Gum disease
Gum disease is one of the many negative effects of poor oral hygiene. Bad breath is just one of its many accompanying dental problems.
#4 Dry mouth
Xerostomia or dry mouth is a dental condition wherein the saliva supply is not sufficient. One of its results is bad breath.
#5 Oral wounds/ infections
Wounds and infections from dental abscess and poor dental works can cause a bad smell.
#6 Medical conditions
Bad breath can also be an indication of a medical condition. Diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, and other conditions that affect your body’s metabolism can also bring about a foul smell in the mouth.
Smoking leaves a pungent smell in the mouth.
Treatment At Caringbah Dental Care
The most effective dental treatment is regular dental check-ups. Dental problems are easily detected during dental check-ups, which then leads to preventive or restorative measures. Good oral hygiene practices are also encouraged and taught at Caringbah Dental Care.
Dental scale and clean removes all tartar buildup which causes bad breath. We at Caringbah Dental Care provide comprehensive treatment and instructions to ensure that the bad breath will never return.
Fresher Breath At Caringbah Dental Care
Don’t let your bad breath embarrass you any further. Schedule your appointment with us to begin your journey towards fresher breath.
Call (02) 9524 7047 or visit us at Shop 3 10-20 MacKay Street in Caringbah.