Bad Breath

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following Government guidelines, the surgery has now reopened to provide all dental treatments.

If you answer YES to any of the below question prior to arrival for your appointment, please call the practice to rebook your appointment.

1. Do you have any of the following symptoms:

     high temperature or fever?

     new, continuous cough?

     a loss or alteration to taste or smell?

2. Have you or any member of your household/family had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 10 days

3. Are you or any member of your household/family waiting for a COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result

4. Have you travelled internationally in the last 10 days to a country that is on the government red list

5. Have you or any member of your household/family been advised to isolate by any NHS organisation in the last 10 days?

 

 

 

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.