Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums.
However, strong foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions. Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.
The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay.
If you see your dentist regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.
If you are aware that your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, make an appointment with the dental hygienist for some advice and assistance.
Benefits of Fresh Breath
Greater confidence in social situations.
Typically indicates good oral health and clean teeth.
Usually associated with having healthy gums.