Bad Breath Treatment
Bad Breath Treatment Leichhardt
Bad breath is one of the most common results of poor oral hygiene and can be a sign of an overall health threat.
At My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental), your Leichhardt dentist can diagnose your bad breath and provide fast and effective treatment solutions.
Causes of Bad Breath
What you eat affect the smell it releases. One of the main causes of bad breath is garlic and/or onion. Fasting also causes a bad smell in your mouth since the body breaks down fat and releases ketones, which can smell awful.
Poor Oral Hygiene
If you do not brush and floss your teeth properly, some food particles will be left in your mouth, growing harmful bacteria that can cause stubborn plaque build-up. Your tongue can also be home to odour-causing bacteria.
Poorly-fitted and dirty dentures can also develop these odour-causing bacteria.
Dry mouth occurs when the saliva production slows down. This can happen if you haven’t been drinking plenty of water or if you have been sleeping longer than usual.
Tough workouts, breathing through the mouth, and certain diseases and medications can also contribute to developing dry mouth.
Smoking or using other tobacco products can also cause bad breath. It causes various problems like tooth decay, bad breath, periodontal diseases, and worse, oral cancer.
A person who has bad breath may not be suffering from bad breath alone. It may be a sign of other more serious health issues. Please consult with your dentist right away.
Bad Breath Treatment at My Local Dentists (previously Leichhardt Marketplace Dental)
Treatment for bad breath depends on its cause and severity.
For causes linked to oral health, your Leichhardt dentist will work with you to help you better control your bad breath.
Treatment of dental disease. If you have gum disease, see your Leichhardt dentist right away. Gum diseases can cause gums recession, leaving deep pockets that fill with odour-causing bacteria.
Your Leichhardt dentist might also recommend replacing old restorations since they become breeding grounds for bacteria.
Bad Breath Prevention
Below are a few measures to help prevent bad breath:
- ALWAYS keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and gums thoroughly before bed and at least one other time during the day. Do not forget to brush your tongue. Bacteria can also grow on the tongue if not cleaned well.
- Floss your teeth once a day. Doing so removes the food particles stuck between your teeth and under the gums.
- Chew sugar-free gum. It boosts saliva production and stops you from developing dry mouth that can lead to bad breath.
Bad Breath Treatment in Leichhardt
If there are dental issues that causing your mouth odour, and this is true in most cases, your Leichhardt dentist can start to treat the cause of the problem with cleaning or scraping.
Request an appointment with your dentist in Leichhardt today.
We are located at Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street in Leichhardt.