Bad breath, or halitosis, is an unpleasant problem for you and everyone around you. It can lower your self-esteem, as well as your social and professional lives. It may be a superficial problem but it can also have a more serious cause. Either way, our dental specialists will identify the cause and provide a solution.
A healthy tongue should be slightly moist, smooth, and pinkish in colour, but a white or yellow tongue is a strong indication of a breath problem. Although not common practice, cleaning your tongue on a regular basis can be the single most beneficial treatment for bad breath.
Our dental clinic in Bath is equipped to treat this problem. The first step is an appointment with one of our hygienists. They will identify the cause and suggest ways of treating the problem.
Bad breath can be caused by:
- Dental decay
- Gum disease
- Food stagnation between teeth
- Types of food and drink in the person’s diet
- Throat or tonsil infections
- Dryness of the mouth and airways
- Excessive bacteria in the tongue
- Poor oral hygiene