Bad breath is a very common problem with many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by gases released by bacteria that coat your teeth and gums. Correct and regular brushing can reduce these bacteria and combat bad breath.
Medical problems can also cause bad breath. Xerostomia (dry mouth) affects the flow of saliva, which causes bacteria to build up in the mouth and this leads to bad breath. Salivary gland problems or continually breathing through the mouth instead of the nose, as well as certain medicines can cause dry mouth.
If you suffer from dry mouth, our dentists may be able to recommend or prescribe an artificial saliva product. If you do have bad breath, a new routine designed by our dentists will help keep your mouth clean and fresh, as well as regular check-ups, will help prevent bad breath, decay, and gum disease.