Perth Dental Clinic for Bad Breath

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can be caused by many different factors

There are millions of bacteria in the mouth, especially in the back of the tongue. These bacteria feed on the debris which accumulates between your teeth and mouth. It is this bacteria that creates a sulphurous compound which in turn creates a bad odour. Factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, some medications, foods and health problems will also contribute to bad breath.

Your oral hygiene

At Access Dental Care in Perth, we recommend the best way to eliminate bad breath is improved oral hygiene. Each day you should be brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, as well as flossing. Perfecting your maintenance technique will go a long way in reducing bad breath while also keeping everything healthy and functioning properly. At your regular 6-monthly checkup your dentist can discuss with you proper technique, as well as help you identify any areas you may be missing in your current routine.

Other habits to consider to reduce bad breath include:

  • Drinking plenty of water – Drinking water after meals rinses your mouth and can dislodge food particles stuck on and around teeth.
  • Chewing sugar-free gums after meals—chewing produces saliva which is beneficial for fighting against bacteria.
  • Stopping smoking—the many and various chemicals and poisons that go into making cigarettes will, over time, have an adverse effect on your oral health including the development of bad breath.
  • Eating a well-balanced diet—not eating too many starchy and sugary foods will reduce the risk of plaque and bacteria.
  • Making regular visits to the dentist—at your regular appointment to Access Dental Care, one of our friendly dentists will give you a professional clean. This will ensure cavity-causing plaque is removed, and your teeth remain healthy and clean.

Bad breath can also be caused by:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth, which is a condition that affects the flow of saliva

There are other causes for bad breath that your dentist cannot treat. If, on examination, your oral health is fine but you still have bad breath we will refer you to your GP. Non-dental related causes of bad breath include:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver and kidney problems
  • Stomach problems
  • Sinusitis and bronchitis

Perth Dental Clinic for Bad Breath

Are you suffering from bad breath? At Access Dental Care located in Perth we can assess your oral health and prescribe the best course of action for you. We offer a number of bad breath solutions to suit your individual needs. To find out more about how we can help you, or to book an appointment, please contact us.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We always:

  • Promote prevention – we encourage good oral health care habits and routines to prevent the onset of tooth decay and oral diseases.
  • Offer the highest level of care to ensure you receive the most effective and sustainable dental treatments for you and your lifestyle.
  • Provide safe and comfortable dental treatments by utilising the best dental technologies and the most advanced treatment methods.
  • Explain recommended treatments to ensure you understand your options so that you can make the most informed decision for your health.