Bad breath or halitosis is embarrassing. If your bad breath is down to eating certain foods then you will need to wait until these have been eliminated from your body, although mouthwash will help temporarily mask the odour. Good dental care can prevent more persistent bad breath.
Book Regular Dental Check-Ups
Untreated dental diseases can cause halitosis. Making sure you visit us regularly will allow our dentists to diagnose any small problems such as leaky fillings, untreated decay or early gum disease, hopefully before they cause any symptoms or bad breath.
Have a Regular Scale and Polish
Scaling and polishing removes hardened bacteria, called calculus or tartar from your tooth surfaces. This is great for maintaining good dental health and fresh breath.
Practice Good Oral Care at Home
Ensuring you brush at least twice daily and that you floss once-a-day will remove plaque and food debris before they can cause noxious odours. If you’d like any advice on oral care at home then please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly dental team for help.