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14th July 2014

What causes bad breath? | Why do I have bad breath?

It is said that around 15-35% of people may suffer with bad breath but why? It can also be described as halitosis

The causes are usually one of the following:

  • Gum Disease
  • Cavities/tooth decay
  • Dry Mouth(xerostomia)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Bacteria on the tongue
  • Food stuck between your teeth

Ways to combat bad breath.

  • Reglular visits to a dentist.
  • Twice daily tootbrushing.
  • Flossing or other interdental aids daily.
  • Drink plenty of fuilds(avoid coffee) water is ideal
  • Brush your tongue alongside your teeth.

If you suffer from bad breath you should visit a dentist to rule out any of the above and to be sure itis a dental problem. You will then be able to address the issue and look for a way to treat it. You should never leave it untreated Call today ………

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