Breath Like a Summer Breeze

Dentist holding photo of nice teeth

Modern humans are pretty averse to things that don’t smell good. Most people douse themselves in perfume and aftershave. They perfume their laundry with fabric conditioners, and burn scented candles. Now is not a good era for having bad breath, yet it affects about 3 out of 10 people. No wonder then that people spend billions each year on breath fresheners. But all they do is cover up the problem. To solve the issue of halitosis, people need the detection services of the dentist in Buckinghamshire.

Before doing that, it is always a good idea to up the dental hygiene routine. More careful brushing, for longer, more often with a better toothpaste and using floss and interdental brushes to remove plaque and trapped food. If that makes no difference, get to a dentist in Buckinghamshire who treats bad breath, such as Garden View Dental Care.

What causes halitosis?

As mentioned above, very often the culprit is rotting food trapped between the teeth. Also in the dock is bacterial plaque. This builds up on the teeth during the day. But bad smells may not be coming from the mouth as such. It could be coming from inside the body, and coming out of the lungs via the breath. Onions and garlic go into the stomach when we eat, but once they are absorbed into the body, their compounds are exhaled on the breath. Tobacco is also another baddy. It gets breathed in and then is breathed out again, and it’s a right stinker, especially mixed with coffee.

All of the above can be easily fixed by abstaining from the sources, but sometimes bad breath is caused by more serious problems, such as respiratory tract infections, gum disease, or diabetes.

Ask the dentist in Buckinghamshire

It’s not nice but the best way to help the dentist is to come to the clinic with the odour in full swing. The dentist needs to be able to smell bad breath in order to work out what is causing the odour. They will check for gum disease and the level of oral hygiene and if nothing works, they refer people to their GPs.