Bad Breath (Halitosis)

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1616809891966{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”10″][nd_options_text nd_options_text_tag=”h1″ nd_options_text_weight=”normal” nd_options_text_family=”nd_options_first_font” nd_options_text=”Halitosis | Dry Mouth | Bad Breath Treatment in Melbourne” nd_options_text_color=”#999999″ nd_options_text_font_size=”17″][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”10″][vc_separator color=”sandy_brown” align=”align_left” border_width=”5″ el_width=”10″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1616810774793{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]Bad breath can often have a major impact on a person and be a source of embarrassment.[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1616813474918{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_tta_section title=”What are the common causes of bad breath?” tab_id=”1616810062965-55252343-8be7″][vc_column_text]

  • Dental factors such as poor oral hygiene, tooth decay or gum disease
  • Strong smelling food such as garlic or onion
  • Sulphur producing bacteria that live on the surface of the tongue and throat
  • A dry mouth. This can be caused by medications, smoking or mouth breathing
  • Medical issues such as acid reflux from the stomach, post nasal discharge, sinus infections
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes or metabolic conditions

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How can I prevent bad breath?” tab_id=”1616810062983-d489d25f-f074″][vc_column_text]Treatment of bad breath depends on the underlying cause. Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to reducing bad breath. It is recommended to brush twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste (or after a meal if you have consumed strong smelling food), brush the surface of your tongue and use floss or an interproximal cleaning aid once a day. An alcohol free mouthwash is optional. Regular dental checkups will help detect cavities that can harbour bacteria or trap food causing a bad smell and regular cleans help remove plaque and stagnant food.

Avoiding dehydration by consuming at least 2 litres of water a day and quitting smoking can also help. Your dentist may recommend speaking to your GP if there is an underlying medical reason for the bad breath.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”567″ img_size=”large” css=”.vc_custom_1616811109481{padding-top: 80px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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