Bad Breath Treated At The Weybridge Dental Clinic

Bad breath or halitosis is most embarrassing, and many individuals that have bad breath are not aware that they have it. Your Weybridge Dental Clinic can help you with bad breath problems. Your Weybridge dentist will help to find the cause of your persistent halitosis. Numerous foods can cause halitosis; with two of these are garlic and onions. These foods will not stop affecting your breath until they are completely metabolised and expired through your lungs. This can take a few days. Toothbrushing and the use of gum, mints, and mouthwashes, are only temporary masking agents for halitosis. However, brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue can be very beneficial for avoiding bad breath. Bacteria, plaque, and food debris on your teeth, gums, and tongue, can all cause halitosis, and are the beginning of your problem. Mouth dryness can also contribute to bad breath, because the bacteria, plaque, and food debris do not get washed away if the saliva is not flowing. Sugarless gum or sugarless candy can help with this problem. Tobacco and alcohol use can also increase your halitosis problem. You may also be referred to a physician by your Weybridge dentist to help determine if the bad breath is completely due to dental causes or is caused by gastrointestinal, diabetes, or other problems.