Bad Breath and Bad Taste
Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, can result from poor dental health or it can be a sign of a more general medical problem. Here at Tracey Bell we believe prevention is better than cure and this problem of bad breath can simply come down to a lack of education when it comes to your dental hygiene. It is imperative that good, daily oral habits are followed in order to prevent the onset of gum disease.
Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath is a common problem that many people may at some point in their lives suffer from. The causes can range from poor oral hygiene down to something as basic as the food we eat.
Bad Breath: Dental Health and Gum Disease
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by the build up of tartar and plaque on the teeth. The bacterium that accumulates in the mouth may irritate the gums, damaging the bone and the gum itself. The damage caused presents itself as bad breath and taste.
Other Dental Causes of Bad Breath
Other dental causes of bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth can be blamed on:
How to treat Bad Breath and Bad Taste
A visit to our dentists here at Tracey Bell is the first port of call. With a dental examination we can often discover and reveal the cause of bad breath. Treatment will include the diagnosis of the causes of your bad breath; a treatment plan will then be tailored to your own specific problem.