Treatment for bad breath from a dentist in Putney

No one wants to have bad breath. It is embarrassing and can have a detrimental effect on relationships both professionally and socially. The good news is bad breath is usually an issue that is very simple to fix with a few easy steps.

Before we can diagnose and treat bad breath, we must first determine its cause. Generally speaking, bad breath is the result of a bacteria build-up in the mouth. The bacteria can cause inflammation that gives off foul odours.

There are many different causes of bad breath, some of the most common include:
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Dirty dentures
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Acid Reflux
Treatment for bad breath

One of the best ways to combat bad breath is with proper oral hygiene. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice each day and flossing once each day to help reduce the presence of bacteria in the mouth. Patients may also want to use an antiseptic mouthwash to help cut down on bacteria and freshen breath.

Visit the dentist every six months. Dental cleanings are a great way to keep your mouth free of bacteria.

It’s also important to watch what you eat. When your body digests food, it absorbs it into the blood, which is then breathed out by the lungs. Well balanced diets will help cut down on bad breath. Snacks such as carrots or apple slices can help clean your mouth from excess food particles. Try to avoid excessive use of garlic, onions, or spicy foods.

Other ways to cut down on bad breath include staying hydrated, quitting smoking, chewing sugarless gum, and limiting the amount of coffee you drink. While no one wants to have bad breath, fortunately for most it can be a relatively easy fix. If you are suffering with bad breath, it’s important to make an appointment with the dentist to rule out any oral issues such as cavities or gingivitis. Call Gentle Dental Putney today to learn more about helping you reverse your chronic bad breath.
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