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Preventative Dentistry » Bad Breath - Halitosis
 
Bad breath, known as halitosis is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath is usually caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums.

However, strong foods like garlic and onions can add to the problem. Smoking is also one of the main causes of bad breath, along with certain illnesses such as nasal and stomach conditions.

Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. So correct and regular brushing is very important to keep your breath smelling fresh.

The bacteria on our teeth and gums (plaque) also cause gum disease and dental decay. If you see your dentist regularly this will not only help prevent bad breath but will also let the dentist look for and treat these problems.

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Find out:

  • What you can do to reduce your risks of developing tooth decay
  • How to spot the early warning signs of mouth cancer
  • How to keep your teeth fit and healthy for life
  • How to ensure your teeth stay white, what foods and activities should you avoid?
  • Top tips for a healthy diet and healthy mouth
  • plus lots more…
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