Bad Breath Treatment
Bad Breath Treatment Canley Heights
Bad breath, also called halitosis, is the result of poor oral hygiene habits and can be a sign of an overall health threat.
At Canley Heights Dental Care, we can help diagnose your bad breath and provide fast and practical treatment solutions.
Causes of Bad Breath
One of the main causes of smelly breath is garlic and/or onion. What you eat can greatly affect the smell it releases.
Fasting also causes bad breath as the body breaks down fat and releases ketones, which can be foul-smelling.
Poor oral hygiene
If you fail to brush and floss your teeth well, food debris will be stuck in your mouth, developing harmful bacteria that cause plaque build-up. Your tongue can also be home to odour-causing bacteria.
Loosened and dirty dentures can also trap odour-causing bacteria and food debris.
Dry mouth is developed when saliva production slows down. This can occur if you don’t drink enough water or if you have been sleeping for a long time. Strenuous workouts, breathing through the mouth, and certain diseases and medicines can also help develop dry mouth.
Smoking or using other tobacco products causes terrible mouth odour. It harms your teeth and mouth, causing various conditions like tooth decay, bad breath, gum problems, and worse, oral cancer.
Bad breath might be a sign of other health issues. A person who has bad breath may not be suffering from halitosis alone. He/she could also have more severe health issues.
Treatment for Bad Breath
If your bad breath is suspected to be caused by an underlying health condition, your Canley Heights dentist may refer you to your primary care provider.
For causes linked to oral health, your Canley Heights dentist will work with you to help you better control your bad breath.
Treatment of dental disease. If you have gum disease, see a periodontist. Gum diseases can cause gums to pull away from your teeth, leaving deep pockets that fill with odour-causing bacteria.
Sometimes only professional cleaning removes these bacteria. Your Canley Heights dentist might also recommend replacing faulty restorations since they become breeding grounds for bacteria.
Bad Breath Prevention
Start preventing bad breath at home. Below are a few steps to prevent bad breath:
- Always keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and gums before bed and at least one other time during the day. Do not forget to brush your tongue. Bacteria also dwell on the tongue if it is not cleaned well.
- Floss your teeth once a day to remove the food debris left between your teeth.
- Chew sugar-free gum. It aids your mouth in producing saliva and stops dry mouth that can lead to bad breath.
Bad Breath Treatment in Canley Heights
If there are dental issues that causing your mouth odour, and this is true in most cases, your Canley Heights dentist can start to treat the cause of the problem with cleaning or scraping.
Visit your Canley Heights dentist today!
Preventive Care Package for $100
Includes dental exam, cleans, fluoride application*
*for patients without private health insurance
We are located at 1/229 Canley Vale Road in Canley Heights.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the causes of bad breath?
Having a high-sugar diet doesn’t help, either; the natural bacteria in your mouth will thrive on the excess sugars and fill your teeth and gums with bacteria build-up.