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When you take into account that there are over 7 billion people living on earth today, it is safe to say that you are not alone when it comes to halitosis (bad breath).
Although the condition may seem like just a personal incurable problem, for patients here at Andrew Baderski Dental in Ingleburn, we can help you narrow down the cause and assist you in finding the appropriate solution for your problem.

It’s more than just personal hygiene

Problems with bad breath left untreated may result eventually in self-esteem issues and even be eventual cause to feelings of embarrassment. When it comes to persistent bad breath, it is estimated that virtually 90% of the cases originate from oral health problems.

Some of the major causes have been linked to:

Built up plaque and tartar

Ok so yes, personal hygiene is considered to be one of the more major causes. When you skip out on your daily brushing and flossing routines, plaque and bacteria is left on the surface of your smile. Left on the teeth for too long, the plaque can harden. This is how tartar is formed.
It isn’t just making sure you brush twice daily and floss once a day either. It’s also about ensuring you are taking the time to do it properly. If you are rushing your routine you are likely missing the same areas each time. This means that there is still plaque and bacteria in the mouth to cause bad breath.

Gum disease

When plaque begins to accumulate along the gum lines and creeps into the cracks in between the teeth, gingivitis and symptoms of gum disease can begin to develop. Gingivitis and periodontal disease (gum disease) generally begin with similar symptoms and left untreated can easily be the cause of or bad breath.
Practicing healthy oral hygiene habits is the fundamental step to restoring balance to your oral health. If you think you may be a victim of gum disease, don’t hesitate to contact us at Andrew Baderski Dental today.

Tooth decay

When teeth become decayed, the mixture of bacteria and decay can create bad breath. To combat decay you may need a filling, inlay, onlay or crown. It is important to attend regular check-ups so we can assess and keep track of the health of your entire smile.

Dentures

Sometimes when patients wear dentures, bacteria and food debris can become trapped under the denture. This can be the cause of your bad breath.

Dry mouth

As a side effect for medication or even as a result of smoking, dry mouth can cause an increase of bacteria build-up and lead to bad breath.

Even the healthiest mouths could have bad breath
Ultimately the most persistent cause of bad breath is bacteria and even the healthiest mouths can suffer. Here are some ways you could reduce the occurrence of bad breath:

  • Attend regular check-ups
  • Using a dentist approved mouthwash
  • Brushing the tongue during your routine
  • Floss of an evening or whenever necessary
  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes using a soft tooth brush
  • Chew sugar-free gum and drink water after eating and drinking
  • Consider purchasing a pro-biotic to boost the number of good bacteria in your body
Restore balance to your smile

Andrew Baderski Dental in Ingleburn we want to eliminate any feelings of anxiety when it comes to communicating with others.
Book a consultation with us today to restore balance to your oral health.

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