Bad Breath (Halitosis): Causes and Treatments
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Causes of Oral Smells Breath:
- Certain foods and drinks
- Dry mouths (caused by certain medications reducing saliva production)
- Poor oral hygiene (insufficient brushing, not using dental brushes or floss)
- Gum disease
- Smells originating from the front and back of the sırt of the tongue casued by runny noses
- Poorly sculpted and/or fitted prostheses.
- Systematic illnesses such as diabetes or liver and kidney complaints
Why Bad Breath Happens
To diagnose what type of bad breath you have your dentist will ask you to close your mouth and breath from your nose. If a person can smell your breath from a distance of 10cm, it means that a systematic complaint such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, diabetes or stomach complaints may be the cause. If the person cannot smell anything, it means you have straightforward bad breath.
Bad Breath Treatment
- Toothpastes: Antibacterial toothpastes are recommended.
- Brushing: The teeth and gum pockets should be brushed twice a day using vibrating movement. Your dentist will decide on which type of brush according to factors such as the amount of tooth wear, overall health gum health, the number of cavities and the number of restorations the patient has. Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months depending on how hard the patient brushes. The grinding surfaces of the molar and premolar teeth have to be brushed. The lower front teeth should be brushed with a vertical motion. If the patient is unable to brush effectively, they will be recommended a rotating head toothbrush to be used once daily. Brushing is an important way of treating bad breath.
- Fine Dental Brushes: A fine dental brush should be used to reach in between the teeth and under bridges.
- Flossing: Flossing lightly rubs the gum between teeth and removes plaque.
- Mouthwash: Using mouthwash, making sure to gargle while tilting your head back, more effectively removes bad breath. Your dentist will decide how long to use mouthwash.
- Other recommendations:
- Make sure your mouth doesn’t dry.
- Salivation can be increased by chewing sugar-free mint chewing gum.
- Antiacid tablets can help in cases of bad breath caused by stomach acid.
- Crowns, implants and fillings can be cleaned with special brushes and tablets.
- Dairy products can cause bad breath. The teeth and toungue should be brushed after consuming dairy products.
WARNING: Everyone is unique. This means that the treatment length, planning and results may be different for yourself. The information you see here are is the resulting average from a large range of samples. You can contact us for more detailed information via 0549 791 99 01
|Number of Sessions/Operations||1|
|Operation Length||30 minutes|
|Return to work||Immediate|
|Permanence of Results||Permanent|
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