Halitosis Solutions

Halitosis - Nobody likes bad breath

Rock House Dental Practice provides Fresh Breath Treatment to treat Halitosis. A very common problem, 1 in 4 people are thought to suffer to some degree with this condition. Halitosis is chronic and lingering bad breath, not just morning breath, or bad breath after eating certain foods. Although, it can be an embarrassing problem, often, it has a very simple solution.

What causes Halitosis

A lot of varying conditions cause lingering bad breath. Some of the causes are not dental in origin but are in fact due to gastrointestinal problems. Most of the causes are however due to having poor dental hygiene. Gum disease is one of the most common causes of bad breath.

Sulpher-producing bugs and bacteria collect in the mouth and produce unpleasant smelling gasses. Food that is left to accumulate is broken down by these bacteria also resulting in the release of these nasty smells. Your tongue is one of the most common areas for these bacteria to live, hence it is really important to give your tongue a good clean when you brush your teeth.

Smoking can also cause a lingering smell as well as allowing bacteria to accumulate resulting in bad breath. Smoking causes starvation of oxygen in the mouth, just the type of environment that these bacteria like to live in.. We ask all patients to stop smoking as it is the cause of so many dental problems.

Some patients have a very dry mouth due to a lack of saliva flow around their mouths. This leads to fewer bacteria being washed away and again results in an increased rate of halitosis.

Also, certain medication or medical conditions can lead to patients suffering from bad breath. Some of the new low carb diets can also cause bad breath, so it a problem that we are seeing more often.

Help yourself

Making sure you look after your teeth and gums prevents the buildup of unwanted bugs and bacteria, so good oral hygiene is the key. Regularly change your toothbrush as older brushes will not clean properly. Brushing your tongue daily will help as this is a favourite place for the bacteria to live.

Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep the food debris and bacteria flushing around your mouth. Chewing sugar-free gum during the day or mouthwashes may help in the short term as this promotes saliva flow in your mouth.

If you wear dentures take them out at night as they are another favourite place for bacteria to hide.

Avoid smelly foods and drinks and avoid all tobacco products.

Most importantly, see your dentist regularly!

Halitosis treatments

There is no one treatment for halitosis. The treatment will vary dependant on what the root cause is.

Firstly, our hygienist will demonstrate techniques to ensure you are properly cleaning your teeth. Secondly, we will investigate and treat the causes of your bad breath. You may require referral to a medical practitioner to treat underlying causes. We will ensure your mouth is free of harmful bacteria and on occasion may prescribe medication to improve your saliva flow.

Reviews

  • Jasbir Reehal
    I have been a patient for many years and would not go anywhere else, despite living some distance away. I... read more - 7/24/2019
  • JOHN WILLIAMSON
    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had... read more - 10/10/2019
  • Jennie Jones
    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
  • Damian Jones
    positive review  I needed emergency treatment. They were really fast. All the staff were friendly and professional. The dentist was caring and... read more - 11/29/2021
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    Another excellent experience. Dr Nandra, Dawn and the team are always friendly and professional and make a potentially nerve wracking... read more - 5/08/2019
  • 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
  • Dav Seehra
    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
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    - 8/17/2018
  • 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
  • manjinder sehra
    I was out of the area I needed a dentist ASAP so from word of mouth I was recommended to... read more - 7/19/2019
  • David G Bettison
    I may have been one of Dr Anoup Nandra's more challenging patients,requiring some intricate treatment , having lost my teeth... read more - 12/08/2017
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    Great practice with very professional staff. Dr Nandra and his team always put my family at ease about trips to... read more - 7/23/2019
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    positive review  The team are really friendly and very professional. A big thank you to Emily Potts and India Leo for everything... read more - 9/17/2021
  • Kate Wakeman
    I’ve been with Rock Dental for a long time. Today I went for a review of a root canal done... read more - 12/15/2023
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    I've been a patient here for 15 years and it's got better and better. Fantastic service from start to finish.... read more - 7/27/2019
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    Great service and always friendly staff 🙂
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    - 12/11/2019
  • Tim Franks
    I initially went to Rock House because of the good reviews. I had toothache and was seen quickly, despite the... read more - 9/12/2023
  • Fiona Berry
    I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me... read more - 10/03/2018
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    A great and friendly service.
    Really impressed with everything about Rock Dental.
    Keep up the good work. Would highly recommend to anyone
    - 4/03/2017
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    01.12.2017 - Another trip to Rock Dental for myself, my husband and 2 year old boy. Practice looks lovely and... read more - 8/17/2016

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