August 21st, 2013
If gum disease has set in, there is a chance that it could also lead to halitosis and it is something that you should really try and do something about; aside from the fact that you won’t be to popular whenever you talk to people, the health implications could well be disastrous in the long run and lead to heart failure. Feeding your mouth full of sugary sweet things can also fuel the problem even further and lead to a breakdown in the strength of your gums. One of the ways to fight gum disease though and to address bad breath is naturally- that is by using herbal remedies and by munching on certain fruits and vegetables- you can kill two birds with one stone here, especially if you have a sweet tooth. A lot of research has shown that some of the chemicals found in raisins, cranberries and celery have extraordinary value at fighting off gum disease, even healing them and hence, solving the problem of bad breath- plus they are lovely to eat as well, whether they are raw or in juice form. This could be the way forward for you if you are having gum problems, but it is essential that you act quickly on this conditional. Seek out the best advice you can and there is no better outfit in Surrey than Mulberry Dental Care; their doors are always open and are only to willing to help you with serious oral conditions such as this.
March 27th, 2013
Most conditions in the mouth are quite easily treated by dentists today with easy, yet wonderful treatments at their disposal; bad breath however, isn’t so easy to overcome and it may take a complete turn around in lifestyle and attitude to battle against this problem. Sure, a dentist can treat the problem of tooth decay and gum disease- two of the biggest sponsors of bad breath, but you really need to think about how you allowed these conditions to develop in your mouth in the first place and the answer is quite simple- poor oral hygiene. Again, this also allows odours to build up in the mouth around your teeth and tongue and produce foul odours. If you smoke, drink and have a poor diet as well, then you really are pushing out the odour boat. A hygienist is the best person to talk to about turning all of this around and getting your breath fresh again. It won’t be easy, but if you work hard at it, it is achievable. It will also help you to avoid more sinister things from happening in the future, like oral cancer and complete tooth loss. For more information on bad breath and the dangers that come with it, then contact Mulberry dental down in Walton-on-Thames if you or indeed someone you know are having problems, as they serve the Surbiton area.
January 7th, 2013
Bad breath is always going to be a social no-no if you suffer from it; it can alienate you from friends, family and work colleagues and literally stunt your life. First you have to tackle the possible causes of it: diet and lifestyle need to be first on your agenda to tackle, and then followed quickly by checking with your dentist for any decay or gum disease in your mouth and then getting them fixed, as they add to bad breath. Another cause of bad breath can be the lack of saliva in your mouth…..so! Change your diet and lifestyle and cut down on smoking and drinking. Get your mouth repaired and drink lots of fluids; always chew and suck on sugar-free sweets, as they help with hydration (avoid caffeine based drinks). You should then take a serious look at how you care for your teeth and gums and then change some of it. Incorporating herbal products into your daily routine can help enormously in the fight against bad breath and help settle your mouth down. As with any problem in the mouth, you’ll need the get the best advice you can find to help overcome problems so you should contact Mulberry dental care in Walton. Not only do they serve the Surbiton area, but they are always willing to answer any questions you have about bad breath.
December 7th, 2012
If one of your friends in Surbiton has been kind enough to point out that you have bad breath, then you need to knuckle down- hard, in order to get rid of the condition as there are many implications as to what might be causing it. Mulberry Dental Care of Walton serves the area and would be a good first port of call to for advice, along with your own dentist. All you may need to rectify the problem is some treatment to your teeth and gums: tooth decay and gum disease can cause bad breath and these are a direct result of poor oral hygiene and this needs to be changed as well: throw every product that you can at bad breath, especially herbal remedies as they not only help to neutralise bad odours, but also help to calm down your gums if they have become diseased. You should also chew sugar-free gum and drink lots of water to promote the saliva levels in your mouth. Next, you should also improve your diet and curtail or at least cut down, some of the more wayward elements in your lifestyle like smoking and excessive drinking. Now within a couple of weeks you should see a difference if you take on board all of these aspects and the causes of bad breath should start to wane and your mouth become balanced once more. If however you have tried everything and the symptoms persist, this could mean that the problem is coming from somewhere else inside your body and that is not a good sign at all. You should really get to a doctor quickly and get yourself a proper MOT.
October 3rd, 2012
There are many things that the people of Surbiton think in unsociable and sadly, if you suffer from bad breath, it’s going to be high on their list. The first thing you need to do when someone has ‘politely’ pointed it out to you is get along to the dentist and see if you are suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, for these are just two of the contributing factors to having bad breath, and then get your mouth repaired. Then you need to focus on your oral hygiene and it clearly has to change: change your routine and get new products, and then employ some herbal remedies as well, as they tend to re-address the balance of the mouth. You must keep the saliva levels up in the mouth, as this is the body’s natural defence in the mouth against the bacteria: chewing sugar free gum and sweets can help keep these levels up. Then you must stand back and take a long hard look at the way you live your life: habits such as smoking and drinking must be cut down on, but it is your diet that is very important here. A strong and healthy diet means a strong immune system and so the body has the strength to fight off anything that may go wrong in your body. However, if you have tried everything and the condition still persists, then you must confer with your doctor, as it could mean that the problem is more serious than was first suspected. For more information on fighting bad breath, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care.
July 15th, 2011
Unfortunately its probably something that we’ve all experienced: meeting that person at a party or business occasion whose breath smells unpleasant. What’s worse is when that person is you. It can put a real downer on your ability to socialise if you are aware that there are unsavoury aromas emitting from your mouth every time you talk or even smile. Dentists in Sunbury and beyond call it halitosis and beating this affliction can be achieved by understanding what is causing it in the first place.
The first and most basic thing to understand is that halitosis is caused by the prevalence of certain bacteria in the mouth. This can be made worse by the presence of certain types of food debris that have particularly pungent aromas. Removing the bacteria and the debris will help to put a stop to bad breath but, beyond that, you should try and make your mouth a place in which the bacteria is unable to return to and thrive.
Of course brushing and flossing play their part here. Try to be more rigorous with your brushing, although not more aggressive. Make sure that you are covering all possible corners of your mouth so that bacteria and debris are removed. Remember also that bad breath bacteria likes to hang around on tongues, so you can brush there too although be gentle.
Think carefully about whether or not you want to use mouth wash. Although they invariably boast of being able to kill bad breath, the problem with mouth washes is that they leave the mouth particularly dry after use and this is the condition in which bad breath bacteria can easily hang around. The key then is to keep your mouth nice and moist so that the bacteria cannot ‘stick’ to teeth.
May 1st, 2011
There are no two ways about it, bad breath can be a real pain. It is a nightmare scenario for all of us in social situations and is definitely worth doing your best to avoid. Nobody wants to have unpleasant smells emitting from their mouth when they talk or even smile but a basic understanding of the causes of bad breath can go a long way to helping to overcome it once and for all so that you can relax when with your peers.
You might hear professionals calling bad breath halitosis because that is the medical name for it. For most people bad breath is a relatively straight forward issue to deal with because the causes of it are pretty easy to understand and then sort out. Usually it is a matter of taking the best possible care of your mouth by following a dedicated dental hygiene regime at home.
By making sure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day you will be taking the first step towards ensuring that bad breath doesn’t strike. This is because bad breath is essentially caused by bacteria in the mouth which can usually be removed by the process of brushing. Be sure to floss as well though as the bacteria can easily hide between teeth. Brushing your tongue can help too, as bad breath bacteria thrive there as well.
The problem might be more chronic than just a few uneasy hours after dinner. In this case you should seek more advice from your Molesley dentist about how to rid yourself of the problem in the long term. Chewing gum can be a handy ally too if you are in a situation where brushing is not possible. Keeping the mouth moist should see off most of the troublesome bacteria.
November 20th, 2010
Halitosis most usually known as bad breath and is a term used to describe chemical odours produced in the mouth which when smelt are unpleasant, the smell itself is most commonly a result of chemical molecules containing sulphur being abundant in the mouth or other areas of the body. Avoid Halitosis and get advice from a dental practice, Sunbury dental practices offer such help and advice. There are numerous reasons and causes of this problem, firstly in many cases the main problem is poor oral hygiene which lead to bad odour related problems such as gum disease and tooth decay, the most common causes of Halitosis. Smoking cigarettes and tobacco products is another common cause of Halitosis and can lead to gum disease. Flossing regularly, chewing gum, and having a strict brushing schedule are the most effective ways at keeping Halitosis at bay, also it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day as it’s excellent for diluting excess acid production. Another common agitator of bad breath is to do with your diet and what you eat in particular spicy foods and garlic. There are cases that can cause some concerns and worries as Halitosis is sometimes caused by illnesses such as kidney or liver failure.
November 19th, 2010
Dental floss is an efficient way of removing unwanted food and plaque from the teeth and is an alternative tool to using an interdental brush, it is composed of either nylon filaments or of plastic ribbons and is often flavoured to help with freshness of breath. Dental hygienists and dentists such those in the town of Molesey urge the daily use of floss to increase oral hygiene. In combination with brushing flossing can vastly improve your dental health and keep it that way, regular flossing can prevent severe problems such as, gum disease, dental caries (cavities), and bad breath (halitosis). Its use is very straightforward and it comes in a variety of shapes and sizes usually long and string like with a dispenser, however there are some floss brushes which are just as effective. The floss is placed between the teeth and scraped along the edges particularly along the gum areas as this is where food and bacteria tend to build up.
October 4th, 2010
Recently, there has been a rise in the number of reported cases of mouth cancer in Britain, a fact echoed by a Molesey dentist. Around 5000 people are diagnosed with the problem every year, mostly men over the age of 40, but with a greater public awareness of the disease, oral cancer is treatable. So what are the causes and the symptoms of the problem? Britain likes a drink and Britain likes a smoke. Throw in a bad diet and poor oral hygiene and you have a recipe for number of mouth problems, let alone cancer- a repetitive ulcer, lumps, bad breath, bleeding gums and loose teeth. But poor self management and excesses are not the only causes. Previous cancers around the upper body, exposure of the lips to sunlight, stress and a weak immune system all make the mouth vulnerable to the disease. We should be aware of our bodies and know when something is wrong. A dentist will be able to diagnose any problems you have through an examination of the throat and mouth and a biopsy- tissue and cell diagnosis in a laboratory. If positive, this will be followed up by X-rays, scans and further biopsies to determine the extent of the cancer. Treatment will come in various forms, pending the level of the problem. Physical surgery, radiotherapy, chemo or biological therapy would be applied until all the cancer cells are removed. The earlier the problem is diagnosed, the more likely the chances of beating cancer. But we can take preventative steps to avoid the problem in the first place. Tackling the causes- good diet, avoid smoking and heavy drinking, excess exposure to sunlight, changes of moods in your mouth and most important, regular appointments at the dentist.