Treatment of Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common condition that many people experience at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, this condition often goes untreated as people depend on products designed to cover the scent and not eliminate it. Bad breath is primarily related to an abundance of sulphur-producing bacteria found on the tongue and throat. These bacteria create a foul or rotten smell in the mouth.

If you’re suffering from halitosis, know that you’re not alone. Bad breath is one of the top 3 reasons why people seek dental assistance around the world. It may be an embarrassing condition to live with in your daily life, but treatment is usually simple and effective.

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Symptoms

Halitosis can negatively affect a patient’s professional and personal lives, which is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as they notice the symptoms. The features of halitosis can include:

  • A white/brown coating on the tongue
  • Dry mouth and teeth
  • Unpleasant morning breath
  • A burning tongue
  • Thick saliva and a constant need to clear the throat
  • Constant sour, bitter metallic taste

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, organise an appointment with your bad breath dentist at Kedron Family Dental in Brisbane.

Major causes of halitosis

There are many causes of bad breath and the extent of the problem varies from person to person. Halitosis can be caused by excessive tongue plaque, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, leaking fillings and crowns, and dental decay. Bad breath may also be the result of a dry mouth caused by medicine, alcohol, stress or a physical condition such as mouth breathing and sinus infection.

Certain lifestyle factors can influence the scent of your breath, including a diet that is high in protein, sugar or acid. Smoking is another factor because cigarettes starve the mouth of oxygen and promote bacteria growth.

 

How to Fix Bad Breath

Treatment varies from patient to patient because it depends on the cause of your halitosis. Once this is established, your dental specialist will present your options for eradicating the issue.

Our oral health therapists are specially trained to assist in identifying the cause of your bad breath. Your local dentist will work with you to devise a way to combat and cure the problem. In some cases, treatment is as simple as cleaning your tongue daily. There’s also the likelihood that you have an undiagnosed gum infection that requires professional treatment.

 

Cure Bad Breath with Kedron Family Dental

Kedron Family Dental is your north Brisbane dental clinic where you can feel comfortable discussing your symptoms and seeking treatment. We have worked with many halitosis patients in the past, and we can help you return to a more comfortable, daily life.

Make an appointment for a consultation with our team by calling (07) 4736 8106 or by contacting us online.