When you have bad breath, also known halitosis, it can really affect your life. Recognising the causes and how to treat them can help you cure bad breath.
Halitosis is a bad odour emanating from the mouth. It can be temporary and may only happen every so often. In most cases though, there is an underlying cause for halitosis.
There can be a number of factors causing bad breath. The problem can be as simple as what you’ve had to eat, or more complex like a medical cause. At The Dental Spa Putney we can help you determine if your halitosis symptoms are from a treatable dental condition. If on the other hand the cause comes from elsewhere we would recommend you visit your GP, for example lung, throat or sinus infections and digestive problems or gastroesophageal reflux can all cause halitosis.
The majority of cases of halitosis are due to poor oral hygiene, gum disease or tooth decay. Visiting one of our dental hygienists regularly and improving your home oral hygiene routine can go a long way to cure bad breath.
A hygiene clean carried out by a dental professional removes all of the calcified build-up around the teeth and under the gums.If you have gum disease, your dentist or hygienist can diagnose this and can help to get it under control.
Your don’t have to be embarrassed or suffer in silence. If you’ve been experiencing halitosis and need help to determine its cause, call The Dental Spa Putney. We can help you pinpoint the source of your bad breath and recommend a treatment solution.