Are you worried that your breath is not as fresh as it could be? Do you notice people stepping back when they talk to you or feel as though you constantly have an unpleasant taste in your mouth? Perhaps you feel self-conscious about your breath and don’t know what you can do about it?
Bad breath is a very common problem that has several different causes. The good news is that it can be treated.
In many cases, persistent bad breath is caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your teeth and gums. If you have bits of food stuck between your teeth, this will rot and create an unpleasant smell. The problem can be exacerbated by eating strong smelling foods such as garlic, onions or drinking lots of coffee.
Bad breath is often a strong indicator that you have gum disease and tooth decay. The earlier you speak to us about your concerns, the more we will be able to help you and the more effective your treatment will be.
Not sure if you have bad breath?
If you feel self-conscious about asking a close friend or family member about your breath, a simple test is to lick the inside of your wrist and sniff. If the smell is bad, you can be pretty sure that your breath is too.
Book a Breath Freshener appointment with Shaheen, our Hygienist, and she will carry out a thorough deep clean and high shine polish, as well as giving you practical advice about the best way to brush your teeth and how to floss to prevent the deposit of plaque and tartar.
She will also look at whether there are any areas of decay or gum disease that need further treatment.
Simple changes to your daily teeth cleaning routine can make a huge difference, giving you fresh odour-free breath and making a huge difference to your confidence.
I have epilepsy and lost four of my front teeth in my 20s as the result of a seizure. After my bridge became unstable, I was dreading the prospect of wearing dentures in my 30s. Having dental implants fitted has been incredible. I smile at my children now and almost cried when I ate an apple for the first time in 15 years!