Bad Breath also known as Halitosis is not only unpleasant but it can make you feel self-conscious.
If you suffer from bad breath and feel your mouth isn’t as fresh as it should be, you are definitely not alone. Recent studies show that 50% of adults will suffer from bad breath at some point in their life for a variety of reasons. Chronic bad breath is one of the most common concerns of oral health and many of our patients ask us for help with both the cause and treatment of halitosis.
While you may be able to temporarily mask the foul mouth odor by using a mouth wash, mints or sugar free chewing gum, the most effective bad breath treatment can be found by regular visits to the dentist and proper dental care and good oral hygiene.
There are several causes of halitosis and many are harmless, however, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.
Food is a main source of bad odors that come from the mouth and some foods are worse than others when it comes to contributing to bad breath. Garlic, onions, some cheeses, fish and certain spices all can leave a lingering smell in the mouth. Acidic beverages including coffee also can result in bad breath. Often, food that gets trapped in between teeth promotes the growth of bacteria and dental plaques which also causes bad breath odor. Another cause is popular low carbohydrate diets which can cause “ketone breath”, a fruity acetone-like odor.
Do you often feel thirsty? Your mouth might not be making enough saliva. Saliva is important in keeping breath fresh as it helps moisten and cleanse the mouth. Dry mouth can also be caused by certain medications, salivary gland problems, allergies or by simply breathing through your mouth.
Constant Bad breath or bad taste in your mouth can be a sign of gingivitis or even more serious and advanced stage of gum disease, periodontitis.
Not only does smoking give you bad breath, it stains your teeth and causes several other health related issues. People who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to suffer from gum disease which also causes bad breath.
Mouth infections, sinus conditions and infections, gastric reflux, diabetes, liver or kidney disease can all cause bad breath. If your bad breath is persistent and your oral hygiene is good, you may want to make an appointment with The Dental Spa in Dubai to see if there are any other issues that could be causing your bad breath.
At The DentalSPA Medical and Dental Center, we provide effective bad breath treatment in Dubai for chronic halitosis that kills the bacterial causes of halitosis and reduces proteins that allow odor-causing bacteria to ferment. Our general Dentistry treatments, supported by daily brushing and flossing will allow you to rediscover fresh breath.