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Mar 19th, 2015 Why We Have Bad Breath, and How to Treat It Get in touch

4976621_blogBad breath can be an embarrassing problem, but if you’re a sufferer there’s no need to feel ashamed. At Aqua Dental Spa, we have many years of experience in treating cases of halitosis and we could help you to banish bad breath for good.

Why have I got bad breath?

In the majority of cases, bad breath is linked to poor oral hygiene, as it caused by gases released by bacteria in the mouth. These gases are released when bacteria feed and smell unpleasant. In most cases, bacteria are found at the back of the tongue. Other possible causes include taking some types of medication, smoking and eating certain strongly flavoured foods.

Tackling bad breath

If you find that you have bad breath on a frequent basis, it may be worth keeping a diary of what you eat and drink to see if there are any clear triggers. Strongly flavoured foods and drinks such as garlic, spices, coffee and onions, are common triggers. Avoiding triggers is one way to reduce the risk of bad breath and we also recommend chewing sugar-free gum after eating for people who have food-related bad breath.

Good oral hygiene is the best weapon against halitosis and we strongly recommend keeping to a good daily oral hygiene routine at home and taking steps to ensure that your mouth is as clean as possible. Ideally, you should brush every morning and evening for at least 2 minutes and floss or use inter-dental brushes daily. We also recommend using a tongue cleaner.

How we can help

We are experts in tackling bad breath for good and we use a combination of techniques to ensure you feel confident every time you open your mouth. Oral hygiene is often the key to getting rid of bad breath and we recommend frequent oral hygiene sessions in addition to a good routine at home. If you think you have a good daily oral hygiene regime but you’re still getting bad breath, we will be happy to go through what you do on a daily basis at home and make suggestions and recommendations. We can also help with giving up smoking. Our amazing dentists work alongside excellent dental hygienists to find a solution for bad breath and we often recommend regular oral hygiene treatments in addition to routine check-ups for those prone to halitosis.

Talk to Us

To talk to us about ending denture worries with fixed implants, call Aqua Dental on 020 8819 1548 or get in touch through our contact form.