Bad Breath

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WE ARE OPEN - In light of the recent government announcement, from the 5th of November we will remain open to appointments during the national lockdown. As always the safety of our patients remains our top priority..  

NHS appointments are in very high demand and we may be unable to offer appointments for non urgent treatment and waiting times for NHS treatments may be several weeks.

We are currently prioritising our existing patients and are currently only taking on new private patients 

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. 85% of bad breath originates in the mouth, most of which comes from the tongue. Tongue cleansing removes unwanted bacteria from the tongue's surface and the tongue-coating that cause bad breath.

Persistent bad breadth is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gum. However, strong foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions. Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.

 

The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.