Are you suffering from bad breath?

At Access Dental Care we can help treat bad breath.

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can be caused by many different factors

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can be caused by many different factors

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) can be caused by many different factors

There are millions of bacteria in the mouth, especially in the back of the tongue. These bacteria feed on the debris that accumulates between your teeth and mouth. This bacteria creates a sulphurous compound, which in turn creates a bad odour. Factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, some medications, foods and health problems will also contribute to bad breath.

Your Oral Hygiene

Your Oral Hygiene

At Access Dental Care in Perth, we recommend the best way to eliminate bad breath is to improve oral hygiene. Each day you should be brushing your teeth and tongue twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, as well as flossing. Perfecting your maintenance technique will go a long way in reducing bad breath while also keeping everything healthy and functioning properly. At your regular 6-monthly checkup your dentist can discuss with you proper technique, as well as help you identify any areas you may be missing in your current routine.

Your Oral Hygiene

Other Habits to Consider to Reduce Bad breath Include

Drinking plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water

Drinking water after meals rinses your mouth and can dislodge food particles stuck on and around your teeth.

Chewing sugar-free gums after meals

Chewing sugar-free gums after meals

Chewing sugar-free gums after meals

Chewing produces saliva which is beneficial for fighting against bacteria.

Stopping smoking

Stopping smoking

Stopping smoking

the many and various chemicals and poisons that go into making cigarettes will, over time, have an adverse effect on your oral health including the development of bad breath.

Eating a well-balanced die

Eating a well-balanced diet

Eating a well-balanced die

not eating too many starchy and sugary foods will reduce the risk of plaque and bacteria.

Making regular visits to the dentist

Making regular visits to the dentist

Making regular visits to the dentist

At your regular appointment with Access Dental Care, one of our friendly dentists will give you a professional clean. This will ensure cavity-causing plaque is removed, and your teeth remain healthy and clean.

Bad breath can also be caused by

Decayed teeth

Gum disease

Dry mouth, which is a condition that affects the flow of saliva

There are other causes for bad breath that your dentist cannot treat. If, on examination, your oral health is fine but you still have bad breath we will refer you to your GP. Non-dental related causes of bad breath include:

Diabetes

Liver and kidney problems

Stomach problems

Sinusitis and bronchitis

Bad Breath Treatment Options

Practising good oral hygiene can help prevent cavities and gum diseases which are the main causes of bad breath. If the reason for bad breath is an underlying condition such as diabetes, gastric reflux, etc., then our dentist will refer you to your primary health practitioner. For all other issues of bad breath that are related to oral health, our dentist will provide the relevant dental care. These dental measures may include:

Mouth Rinses and Medicated Toothpaste

Mouth Rinses and Medicated Toothpaste

Mouth Rinses and Medicated Toothpaste

If the cause of bad breath is plaque and tartar build-up, then our dentist will perform a professional mouth rinse and clean-up. Our dentist may also prescribe a medicated toothpaste that contains antibacterial agents. Such toothpaste is quite helpful in killing plaque-causing bacteria.

Treatment of Dental Issues

Treatment of Dental Issues

Treatment of Dental Issues

If you are suffering from other oral issues such as periodontitis, then our dentist will treat you for gum disease. This disease causes the gums to move away from the teeth leaving open pockets that allow bacteria to accumulate in them. It is these bacteria that cause odour and bad breath. If required, tooth restoration may be performed. Other treatments may include replacement or new placement of filling or crown etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes bad breath?

Bad breath is often caused by a build-up of bacteria in the mouth, with many contributing factors such as alcohol, smoking, certain medications and smelly foods. Dental issues such as decayed teeth, gum disease, and a dry mouth can also cause bad breath. Other non-dental related causes of bad breath include diabetes, liver and kidney problems, certain stomach problems, sinusitis, and bronchitis; in these cases, visit a GP.

Does good oral hygiene help to prevent bad breath?

Yes! In many cases, practising good oral hygiene goes a long way in eliminating and preventing bad breath. You should brush your teeth and tongue twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. You should also remember to floss your teeth every day. Perfecting your maintenance techniques can be very effective in reducing bad breath and keeping your overall oral health in good shape.

How does my diet affect my breath?

A healthy, balanced diet is an important factor when it comes to staying generally healthy, but your dietary choices can also have an impact on your oral health. If you suffer from short-term, instead of chronic bad breath, you may find it helpful to avoid foods like garlic, onions, some spices, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol as they can cause temporary bad breath.

Your Perth Dental Clinic for Bad Breath

Are you suffering from bad breath? At Access Dental Care located in Perth, we can assess your oral health and prescribe the best course of action for you. We offer several bad breath solutions to suit your individual needs. To find out more about how we can help you, or to book an appointment, please contact us.

Perth CBD

Bull Creek

East Perth

Request An Appointment At One Of Our Three Locations

Perth CBD

Level 7, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth, WA 6000, Australia

Bull Creek

64 Bull Creek Dr
Bull Creek WA 6149, Australia

East Perth

Suite 104, 128 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6004,  Australia.