Kingston upon Thames Dentist Treats Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a problem that can cause much shame. Numerous people that have bad breath, are not even mindful that they have this problem. See your Kingston upon Thames dentist if you feel that you may have bad breath. The dentist will help find the underlying reason if you do indeed have bad breath, and will develop a therapeutic plan to address and eliminate your problem(s).
Specific foods can cause bad breath; among these are onions and garlic. You may not realize this, but these food’s metabolites enter your bloodstream, and then go to your lungs, where they are breathed out into the air. Although, brushing with toothpaste and using mouthwashes may eliminate these odours, this is only a temporary fix until these foods are completely metabolised and expelled by your body.
Oral hygiene, in the form of brushing twice daily with toothpaste and flossing, is very helpful in preventing bad breath. After you eat, particles of food and bacteria are left behind in your mouth. Good oral hygiene will remove these food particles and most bacteria, thus preventing the beginning of bad breath. Using mouthwashes may only temporarily mask bad breath. Mouth dryness can also cause bad breath. Increasing your sugarless-fluid intake and/or sucking on hard surgarless candies will help. Smoking can also cause bad breath, and you should consider quitting. Medical problems can also cause you to have bad breath. These include, but are not limited to: chronic respiratory tract infections, sinusitis or post-nasal drip, excessive dieting (i.e., this causes ketosis), diabetes, and or liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal problems. Your dentist may refer you to a physician, if your mouth looks to be in good shape. So visit your Kingston upon Thames Dental Clinic and get the help you need with bad breath and other dental problems.