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Bad Breath

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Halitosis

Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, affects about 65% of the population.

Temporary halitosis is caused by decreased saliva production during sleep, combined with reduced tongue and cheek movement activity. A good balanced breakfast and brushing of the teeth and tongue can help restore fresh breath.

THESE CAN CAUSE BAD BREATH:

  • Gum inflammation and disease;
  • Poor oral hygiene;
  • The presence of cavities and defective restorations;
  • Retention of food particles between teeth;
  • Outbreaks of infection;
  • Mouth breathing;
  • Smoking;
  • Decreased salivary flow;
  • The accumulation of bacteria and food debris on the tongue.

Mouthwash masks bad breath temporarily. If used in excess, it can irritate the mucous membranes of the mouth and make the problem worse. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and to visit the dentist regularly. If bad breath persists, consult us. Our team will be able to give you sound advice to remedy the situation.

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