What Is Causing My Bad Breath?
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we know that poor oral health can cause bad breath. When bacteria are allowed to build up in your mouth they produce toxins which result in bad breath. Long-term persistent bad breath can result in periodontal or gum disease. Strongly flavoured foods such as onions can also lead to bad breath along with smoking and drinking alcohol. Some patients who are suffering with an infection or illness can have bad breath. Certain medications that people may take can also cause bad breath.
How can I avoid having bad breath?
Good oral hygiene is key. Dental check-ups and professional dental cleanings are essential every 6 months.
It is important to brush your teeth twice a day for 2-3 minutes using a fluoride toothpaste. Electric toothbrushes have been shown to be more effective than manual toothbrushes.
Flossing everyday is really important using string floss or inter-dental brushes. This removes trapped food from between your teeth.
Make sure to brush your tongue too. Bacteria love to build up on your tongue which can result in bad breath.
If you have persistent bad breath it is important to visit your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Sutton for a comprehensive dental examination. One of our friendly and professional dentists will advise you on an oral health routine and perform a scale and polish for your teeth and gums if necessary.