Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Halitosis or most commonly known as bad breath is a set of unpleasant odours that is emitted through the mouth, this is also considered a social problem and is associated with poor dental hygiene or oral related disease, although this can also be a result of some other disease.
Halitosis affects 1 out of 2 people, In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produces a sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor.
It is important to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day or after meals. Proper brushing, including brushing the tongue, cheeks and the roof of the mouth, will remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes accumulated bacteria, plaque and food that may be trapped between teeth.
Visit our practice for a dental checkup and we will help detect any problems. Checkups also help get rid of the plaque and bacteria that build up on your teeth and gums. If you think that you suffer from halitosis, we can help!