Solutions To Common Dental Problems
Are you looking for bad breath solutions?
Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can have its origin from your mouth but can also come from other parts of your body including your nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and stomach. Most people experience bad breath. Others have experienced close contact with someone who has bad breath.
There are many causes of bad breath. It could be due to something you have eaten or a sign or symptom there is a problem with your dental health. It could also be a symptom of medical conditions and other health problems that should be investigated fully with your GP.
Bad Breath Solutions
A visit to the dentist can help in better understanding your bad breath and identifying some bad breath solutions that could work for you.
FAQs about Bad Breath
Bad Breath Preventative Dental Care
Bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease, tooth decay or food impaction. Bad breath and dental care are intricately linked. Poor dental hygiene increases the risk of bad breath. In fact by simply improving you oral health regime, such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, drinking plenty of water can help you get rid of bad breath.
Regular check-ups can help detect decay and gum diseases which can be a cause of bad breath. A check-up may also eliminate dental causes as a reason for your bad breath.
Chewing gum can help produce more saliva, which can overcome dry mouth and counter the build-up of bacterial from plaque. Other preventative measures and bad breath solutions include:
- taking dentures out and cleaning them thoroughly
- using fluoride toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay
- having fissure sealant applied
- clean your tongue after brushing your teeth
- eating healthy and when consuming foods that cause bad breath such as garlic and onions brush your teeth
- avoid smoking
Seeking Treatment for Bad Breath
The dentist will undertake a full assessment of your dental and overall oral health. Sometimes, if the source cannot be found a referral will be made to an oral specialist. Chronic bad breath should never be ignored and a check-up with your GP is always recommended. Regular check-ups can help detect decay and gum diseases which can be a cause of bad breath. A check-up may also eliminate dental causes as a reason for your bad breath.
To find out more about treating your bad breath and bad breath solutions, call our friendly staff at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic on (08) 8268 5422 or request an appointment online.