Watch out for bad breath!
Don’t let bad breath ruin your day
Here at Access Dental Care in Perth, we hope that all of our patients can enjoy their lives without being self-conscious about their smile or their breath. Despite this, we find at our Perth CBD and Bull Creek practice that concerns about bad breath are actually quite common.
If bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is stopping you from being confident and focused in your professional environment or your personal life, then our team can help. As well as offering a comprehensive check-up to help you identify the source if the unpleasant taste or odour, our team would also like to give you a few tips on keeping your breath fresh.
The source of bad breath
There are a number of different health concerns found in your body that could be causing bad breath, however, it is most likely that this odour is coming from an oral condition or poor dental hygiene.
Your mouth is filled with bacteria that permanently live in your mouth, most commonly on the back of the tongue. This bacteria survive by feeding on the food particles that become trapped in your mouth. The accumulating bacteria can emit a sulphur compound which can create the presence of a foul taste or odour.
Combat bad bacteria
There are a number of actions you can take to help eliminate bad breath. It is important to visit our team for a check-up every six months to ensure you are maintaining excellent oral health. During your general check-up, our team will assess the health of your teeth, gums and soft tissues. We will also perform a full scale professional clean to ensure we remove any food debris or bacteria that is causing bad breath.
Maintaining excellent oral hygiene
There are also a number of measures you can take to protect yourself from developing bad breath. By ensuring that you drink an adequate amount of water, especially after meals, you can help remove trapped food debris. In addition, chewing sugar free gum after meals can help you produce saliva. This saliva can help fight against harmful bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Eating a well-balanced diet is crucial not only to your oral health, but also your general health and wellbeing. By ensuring that you avoid starchy and sugary foods were possible you can help to protect your teeth and your breath.
There are a number of chemicals involved in the process of making cigarettes. These chemicals can have an adverse effect on your entire health, all well as cause a number of oral health concerns. Alongside these concerns smoking can also cause bad breath.
Enjoying your personal time or be confident in the work place
In following these steps and ensuring that you make a dental check-up appointment every six months you can strive to achieve odourless breath that can help you be confident in your professional and personal life.
If you would like to learn more or book a general check-up, please contact us at our Perth CBD or Bull Creek practice locations today.