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.