Bad Breath – Halitosis

Halitosis is the name for chronic, severe bad breath. It has many causes which are important to identify in order to correct the problem.

Diet: Foods can contribute to your bad breath; they are released through your breath after the food is absorbed into your bloodstream and remain until the body has fully processed the food. This can be exampled by garlic, onions, coffee and alcohol etc.

Smoking: If you are a smoker, then tobacco use is definitely a cause for bad breath. The only way to rectify this is to quit. If you are ready, it is recommended to ask your GP or dentist here at Confident Healthcare for advice and support on quitting.

Dry mouth: Dry mouth or xerostomia, is where your mouth does not produce enough saliva to rinse away bacteria and excess food particles which, in turn, can build up on your teeth and tongue causing bad breath. Dry mouth, itself has many different causes and it is best to speak to your oral health professional at Confident Healthcare to determine its cause and how to improve the condition.

Infections: If you are suffering from chronic bad breathe and your dentist has ruled out any oral health issues, you may have an underlying infection somewhere in your body. It can also be caused by bronchitis, sinusitis and other respiratory tract infections, diabetes etc. It is best to consult with your GP to diagnose any problems.

To improve your breath, it is best to follow a regular oral health routine incorporating brushing, flossingand regular dental check-ups with us at Confident healthcare.




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