Banish Bad Breath

There’s no doubt that bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get bad breath under control. Banish bad breath once and for all! Here at Rock House Dental Practice – we can help you!

The Key to Fresher Breath

To ensure that your breath is fresh, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene.

If you don’t brush and floss daily, little bits of food can become trapped in your mouth, attracting bacteria that lead to bad breath. Also, food particles which collect between the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue, can decay, causing a foul odour.

To prevent this problem, Rock House Dental Practice recommends brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Brush gently and pay special attention to the gum line. Also, use floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between your teeth at least once daily. Brushing your tongue and roof of your mouth can also help remove odour-causing bacteria and debris. Mouthwashes just temporarily mask a bad odour. They don’t have a long-lasting effect. If you constantly need to use mouthwash or breath freshener because of bad breath, talk with your dentist.

More Problems and Solutions for Bad Breath

Several other factors can play a role in bad breath. These include:

Gum disease

Bad breath that doesn’t go away can be an early warning sign of gum disease. In addition to brushing and flossing, it’s important to have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings.

Foods

Certain foods can affect your breath for up to three days after eating them, including onions, garlic, and coffee. Once food absorption into the blood takes place, it is carried to the lungs. There it can give the exhaled air a bad odour. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash can mask the problem. But the improvement is short-lived, and the problem will keep coming back until your body eliminates the food. For a long-term solution, you might need to adjust your diet.

Dry mouth

Saliva helps prevent bad breath by washing away food particles and bacteria. When you sleep, saliva production slows down. This causes many people to wake up with bad breath. Dry mouth during the day can be caused by salivary gland problems, breathing through your mouth, or taking certain medications. Depending on the cause, your dentist might recommend drinking more fluids, chewing sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow, or using artificial saliva.

Smoking

This is another common cause of bad breath—and one more good reason not to smoke. If you’re a smoker, ask your dentist or doctor for help with quitting.

Medical conditions

Bad breath can also be a sign of another medical disorder, such as chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, digestive problems, and liver or kidney disease. If your mouth is healthy, your dentist may refer you for a medical evaluation.

Contact Rock House Dental Practice to banish bad breath

If bad breath is a problem for you, contact us for a full assessment. We will diagnose the cause and help you find a solution. Banish bad breath for good!

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  • Colin AT

    Awesome, really feel at home with the team.. and in Anoup's care :) - 7/25/2016

  • A Jewkes

    Excellent. Needed emergency treatment after breaking a tooth/filling. Could not get in at NHS emergency surgeries.
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    - 8/23/2019

  • teaguey11

    I visited recently to have my wisdom teeth removed, the procedure was quick and comfortable. The practice is extremely... read more - 7/19/2019

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    My first visit was an emergency appointment, I spoke to them on the phone at 10:30 and I had been... read more - 2/16/2019

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    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to... read more - 8/18/2016

  • Catherine Watkins

    positive review  Had to have an emergency appointment, followed up with an extraction. They were really accommodating and sympathetic, I got treatment... read more - 12/18/2020

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    Highly professional yet with a great balance of a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere. My first treatment here was smooth... read more - 9/10/2019

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    I am a new patient at this Dentist and I am so impressed with the professionalism I have experienced. I... read more - 4/18/2018

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    Today I had my first appointment to see what work I needed doing and form a treatment plan, I'm an... read more - 10/11/2019

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    I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the... read more - 11/20/2018

  • Paul Smith

    Staff are very competent and friendly. Efficient use of IT for booking etc. Good location, plenty of parking. Would not... read more - 11/27/2018

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    Went to This dentist today for an emergency appointment. Exceptional from receptionist to dentist. There’s no one more nervous about... read more - 1/28/2019

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    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate... read more - 12/11/2018

  • Mark Hatton

    Great service and always friendly staff :)
    All dental work and anything that needs to be checked or kept note of...
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    - 12/11/2019

  • Jodie Phillips

    Absolutley brilliant Dentist! I got offered an appointment the same day by Faye after experiencing some toothache and my tooth... read more - 10/18/2017

  • Ravi Dutt

    Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into... read more - 8/10/2018

  • Katie Wood

    positive review  First appointment at the rock house dental practice today. Would recommend them -especially for someone who is either nervous ... read more - 10/26/2021

  • Dav Seehra

    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
    The dentists take time and care in their work and...
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    - 8/17/2018

  • Stuart Cross

    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a... read more - 11/01/2016

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    Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time'... read more - 2/01/2019

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