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BAD BREATH

Bad Breath in Wimbledon

Bad breath or halitosis can be quite embarrassing when you have poor dental health which can lead to other health problems. It can become worse depending on the kinds of foods you eat and your lifestyle habits.

Causes of bad breath

  • Dry mouth
  • Improper oral hygiene
  • Tobacco and cigarettes
  • Crash diets
  • Diseases and drugs

Who treats bad breath?

Your dentist can treat bad breath problems. If they find you have a healthy mouth and the odor is not due to oral issues, you may be referred to a specialist who will find out the reason for your bad breath, who will suggest a suitable treatment plan based on your need. If the odor occurs due to gum disease, your dentist will either be treating the disease or refer you to a Periodontist who has done specialization in treating gum problems.

How to prevent bad breath problem

  • Practice good oral health and hygiene
  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups
  • Stop or reduce intake of tobacco and cigarettes
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use a mouthwash and take care of your tongue

When to see a doctor

If you are have bad breath, it is advised to check your dental hygiene habits. Make some necessary changes in your lifestyle such as brushing teeth and tongue after eating, flossing daily, and drinking sufficient amount of water.

If the problem of bad breath persists after making certain changes, you should see your dentist right away. If your dentist suspects a serious condition is causing bad breath, they may refer you to a physician to find out the major cause of the odor.

When should see a dentist for bad breath

If maintaining good dental hygiene does not help you to solve the problem of bad breath, it is suggested to see a dentist for proper diagnosis of your mouth. Other conditions when you should visit your dental practitioner are:

  • constant dry mouth
  • sores in the mouth
  • severe pain or difficulty in chewing or swallowing
  • broken teeth or dental pain
  • white spots on the tonsils
  • fatigue or fever

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Wimbledon Dentistry
020 31375012

130 Merton High St, Wimbledon,
London SW19 1BA, UK