Help for Bad Breath in Randwick

man inspects his teeth in mirrorBad breath, or halitosis, can subtly wreak havoc on your social life, potentially leading to embarrassment and self-consciousness in social interactions. It can create a barrier to forming close relationships, as other people may avoid close contact or direct conversations, potentially leading to isolation or decreased self-esteem.

Beyond social concerns, persistent bad breath could indicate more serious dental or health issues.

What Are the Main Causes?

The main culprit of halitosis is usually bacteria. These bacteria could live in the gum line or on the tongue, often indicating mouth infections. Moreover, infections in nasal passages that harbour bacteria can produce halitosis. Systemic illnesses like diabetes or gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath.

A dry mouth condition can encourage halitosis, as bacteria and food particles are not freely floating in saliva but stuck on your teeth and gums. Additionally, using tobacco products like cigarettes or vape devices can cause bad breath.

Although diet isn’t directly responsible for halitosis, an unclean mouth can elevate otherwise tolerable dietary smells, such as garlic.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the root of the problem?

Identifying the cause of bad breath is crucial in treating it. Regular cleaning can eliminate a significant percentage of bacteria responsible for halitosis. This includes brushing and flossing daily, cleaning your tongue, ensuring your toothbrush is in good condition, treating any gum disease, and keeping your mouth hydrated.

Why do I have bad breath if I brush my teeth twice daily?

We would ask if you clean between your teeth because the toothbrush only reaches 65% of the tooth. So 35% of the tooth is not being cleaned, and that collects food particles and bacteria that can cause halitosis. Also, when some teeth are partially erupted and submerged in the mouth, the toothbrush can’t reach that area. That can cause bad breath too.

Can cavities cause bad breath?

Yes, cavities can be a breeding ground for bacteria that emit a bad smell. Visiting your dentist can help identify hidden cavities that might be contributing to persistent halitosis.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re ready to halt your halitosis and enjoy fresher breath, contact Randwick Dental Clinic today to book an appointment.


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Help for Bad Breath Randwick, Coogee, Kensington and Maroubra NSW | (02) 9314 5226