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Treating bad breath in Staffordshire

Halitosis is an oral health condition characterized by consistently odorous breath. Often identifying the cause of bad breath is the first step toward treating this preventable condition. There are just as many causes of bad breath as there are sources of bacteria in the mouth. Halitosis may be caused by the following:


The things you eat contribute largely to your oral health care, including your breath. Items such as garlic and onions, or any food, are absorbed into the bloodstream, become transferred into the lungs, and become expelled in the air you breathe.

Poor oral health

Without correct and consistent brushing and flossing, and routine examinations by your dentist, food remains in the mouth, which is a breeding ground for bacteria, which, in turn, causes odorous breath.

Poor cleaning of dentures

Dentures that are not cleaned properly may be collecting bacteria and remaining food particles will cause bad breath.

Periodontal disease

One of the primary symptoms of this gum disease is very unpleasant, odorous breath, and a very bad taste in the mouth. This condition requires immediate care by our oral health professionals.

Xerostomia (dry mouth)

This condition is often a large contributor to halitosis. Characterized by a significant decrease in saliva production, the mouth is unable to cleanse itself and remove debris and particles left behind by food. Xerostomia may be caused by certain medications, a salivary gland disorder, or by continuously breathing through the mouth, instead of the nose.

Tobacco products

Not only do tobacco products stain the teeth and put the body at risk for a host of diseases, they also contribute to bad breath. Tobacco users also are at an increased risk of periodontal disease, loss of taste and irritated gums.

Treatment for halitosis:

Specific treatment for halitosis will be determined by our dentist based on:

  • The health of your mouth
  • The cause or origin of the condition
  • Extent of the condition
  • Your tolerance for specific medications,
    procedures or therapies
  • Your opinion or preference

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