Bad Breath

At Your Dental Care we offer expert teeth cleaning procedures to help patients maintain healthy breath. We also work to prevent gum disease conditions such as periodontal disease, which can be one of the main causes of bad breath.

Many people suffer from bad breath and this can be caused by a number of things. If bad breath happens regularly this may point to it being down to poor oral hygiene, often resulting from bacteria on your teeth and around the gums. Bad breath can result in embarrassment whether you are aware of the condition or not. Diet can also play a part in the problem, with smelly foods like garlic exacerbating the problem further. Often it is just a case of stepping up your oral hygiene and using sugar free gum or mints.

If a person smokes this can also make the breath smell, and this is also harmful to the health of the mouth and the rest of the body. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine helps to keep the mouth and breath smelling fresh and clean, but it is important when dealing with bad breath to find out the cause of the problem first. If the problem is decay then we can treat this and help to restore good health to the mouth.

Brushing and flossing can stop particles of food getting trapped in the teeth or in gaps, because if they are not removed they can start to smell in the mouth. Good oral hygiene can stop this from occurring and keep your breath smelling fresh.

Bacteria (plaque) are the cause of gum disease and tooth decay. Maintaining a twice yearly dental check-up routine can prevent both bad breath and gum disease.