About Bad Breath
Don't Let Your Bad Breath Ruin Your Confidence
If you notice people leaning away from you or scrunching their nose when you’re talking, it might be time to freshen up your breath.
Bad breath is an oral hygiene condition that affects the quality of your breath. It can be caused by poor dental hygiene or can be a sign of having certain medical conditions.
Don’t let bad breath keep you from smiling or conversing with others. Royal Dental Spa is here to help you address your bad breath with a customised treatment plan only for you. We provide comprehensive treatment to back your confidence. Contact us today at 03 9605 9321.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About
Bad breath, or halitosis, can have many reasons. The most common is poor oral hygiene and a dry mouth. However, other potential causes include eating pungent foods like garlic and onions, which leave an unpleasant smell in your mouth after consumption.
Additionally, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and chewing tobacco also contribute to bad breath. In some rare cases, bad breath may be linked to diseases present in other parts of the body.
If you think you might have bad breath, you can do a couple of tests to find out. One way is to cup your hands over your mouth and nose and breathe deeply. If the odour that comes out is unpleasant, then you likely have bad breath. Another method is to lick the your wrist and smell it; if it has an unpleasant odour, that could also indicate bad breath.
You can also talk to your dentist at Royal Dental Spa about your concerns; they can use special tools to measure the odour of your breath and make a diagnosis.
The answer is yes; you can manage your bad breath at home. The most important thing you can do is practise proper oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth with fluoride-containing toothpaste and flossing. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily are key steps you can take to reduce bad breath and keep your mouth healthy. This will help remove food particles, bacteria, and plaque that can cause odours.
Additionally, brushing or scraping your tongue using a tongue scraper can help reduce bacteria buildup on the surface which contributes to halitosis. In addition to brushing and flossing, try using mouthwash to reduce the bacteria in the mouth that contributes to bad breath. Drinking plenty of water will help rinse away food particles and bacteria, assisting in maintaining fresh breath.
Practising good oral hygiene is the key to preventing bad breath. Regular dental checkups are also important to detect any problems or conditions causing bad breath, such as gum disease or cavities, that are identified and managed promptly.
Addressing bad breath benefits your confidence and emotional well-being and can improve your dental health. Most people don’t think about how crucial fresh breath is for making a good impression, but it does make all the difference. Not only will addressing bad breath improve your quality of life, but it can also have long-term health benefits, such as the reduced risk of gingivitis and gum disease.
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