It’s one of those things that we hope we do not have. To add to the problem, very few people will tell you if you have bad breath and you can’t look for a bad breath solution if you don’t know you have a problem.
Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd provide the following information to assist you to identify if you have bad breath (also called halitosis) and the best bad breath treatment for fast results.
If you already know you have bad breath and are looking for a bad breath Melbourne clinic then call our dental team now on (03) 9662 2288 to book in and have your oral health assessed.
How to Tell if you Have Bad Breath
The most common way people try to find out if they have bad breath is to cup their hand closely over their mouth and breathe into it. Unfortunately you won’t get an accurate picture of your breath using that method. Instead lick the inside of your wrist, wait for it to dry and then smell.
Further, we often cannot smell our own bad breath because we get used to our own odours. That’s another reason why the ‘breathing into your hand’ method doesn’t work.
Causes of Bad Breath
Bad breath can be short term or long term. What you eat and drink can impact your breath temporarily; such as onions, garlic or beverages such as alcohol or coffee. Medications can also cause an unpleasant odour.
Longer term bad breath issues may be linked to your overall health and oral health. Bad breath can be a sign of more serious health issues that should be addressed.
Some common bad breath causes:
=> Tooth infections
=> Lack of adequate saliva flow
=> Gut health issues
=> Poor oral hygiene
=> Mucus from sinuses or toncils
=> Major health conditions (more rare).
Symptoms of Bad Breath
Aside from the obvious which can be the odour in your mouth, other symptoms may include dry mouth and white coating on the back of your tongue. If your oral hygiene is not up to scratch and you have a build-up of plaque or tartar then this may be affecting your breath without you being aware.
Bad Breath Treatment
Seeing one of our dentists for bad breath in our Melbourne dental clinic will be the most effective way to diagnose and then provide bad breath treatment.
As a short term measure to treat bad breath, you can try the following. We do stress the importance of regular check-ups and certainly if you are concerned about your oral health or bad breath then we welcome your call to book an appointment.
Short Term Bad Breath Treatment:
=> Green tea
=> Salt water rinse
=> Tongue scrape followed by one of the other remedies provided here
=> Chew on cloves
=> True Cinnamon chewing sticks
=> Make a natural zinc mouth wash.
Maintaining your dental health over the longer term is one of the keys to combatting bad breath. This along with a healthy diet and water will improve your oral health.