Bad breath can be the result of a number of factors, but it’s usually caused by poor oral hygiene. If the bacteria builds up in your mouth, it can cause your breath to smell.
The bacteria break down pieces of food in your mouth, releasing unpleasant-smelling gas. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth regularly, any food trapped between your teeth will be broken down by the bacteria, causing bad breath.Persistent bad breath can sometimes be a sign of gum disease.
Eating strongly flavoured foods, such as onions and garlic, can also cause your breath to smell, as can smoking and drinking a lot of alcohol. Occasionally, bad breath can also occur following an infection or illness, or as a result of taking certain types of medication.
Having regular dental check-ups with us will ensure that any oral hygiene problems are picked up and treated early. We will be able to advise you on how often you as an individual will need your check-up.