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Bad Breath


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Bad breath can be embarrasing and no-one wants to have it. But it's also a very manageable condition, and there may be a number of reasons for it.  

For example not all of the causes are dental hygiene related; bad breath can be caused by dry mouth, certain foods, smoking, yeast infections, and also some illnesses or medications.

So let go of being embarrassed, and let our great team of Auckland dental specialists help you! One way to tell if you've got bad breath is to floss your teeth and smell the floss afterwards. Sure it's a bit yucky, however its a good way for self-diagnosis!

Improved dental hygiene

Having ruled out some of the other possible causes listed above, you need to know that a very common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene, and this is where our Auckland dental clinic can help. If you don't have good habits around brushing your teeth, and flossing, food particles get trapped between the teeth and in your gum pockets.

This in turns promotes the bacterial growth in the said areas and on the tongue (contributing to the over 600 types of bacteria in the mouth alone!). 

Gum disease is also a leading cause of bad breath (or halitosis as can be referred to). Gum disease occurs by a buildup of plaque on your teeth. A further possibility for bad breath is that of dental decay. 

Good oral hygiene, regular visits to your Auckland dentist and ruling out any medications or food that contribute, will all help you manage your bad breath.

Matt and Karen 2021 book now

 You can find out more about our Lead Hygienist Karen here, and Dr. Matt here. We look forward to seeing you in the practice soon. 

If you're also considering consmetic dental work, please note we also offer 15 Min Complimentary Cosmetic Consults with Dr. Matt detailed below. Or call Lucy our Practice Manager to disucss your personal requrirements.