Bad breath care

Over 38% of people worldwide are concerned about their breath at least once per day. Of this group, over 69% suffer from chronic, debilitating halitosis – otherwise known as Bad Breath. It can be a serious handicap on your social or business life and can be a source of embarrassment and shame. The good news is that halitosis can be treated and you no longer have to let bad breath affect your lifestyle. The major cause of halitosis is Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSC’s) which are produced by the breakdown of bacteria in the mouth, tongue or nasal areas. VSC’s can be easily eliminated by using the appropriate oral hygiene products and techniques as the main contributing factors to bad breath are accumulated tongue coating, dry mouth, diseased gum tissues and tooth decay.

Tongue cleaning with a specially designed tongue cleaner is the most effective way to beat bad breath by reducing the number of VSC producing bacteria in the tongue coating.

Mouthwashes further reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth and help combat halitosis.

Sugar-free chewing gum increases saliva flow and help combat a dry mouth.

Click here for our range of bad breath treatment products

Other causes of halitosis include sinusitis and tonsillitis where mucus is attacked by bacteria in the throat or nose to produce VSC’s. Other diseases like diabetes and hepatitis can also sometimes be a contributing factor in halitosis. Disturbances of the digestive system may cause bad breath but the stomach is not generally the main source. Eating foods such as onions and garlic will result in bad breath however this is temporary and can be minimised by brushing after eating or using breath fresheners.

Putney Dental Surgery now offers on line purchase of professionally recommended products such as recaldent chewing gum and GC tooth mousse at dentalshop.com
We use and recommend the Pikster product range

Local residents from Putney Hill, Putney or Ryde can pick up these  products  (Colgates, Recladent, GC Tooth Mousse)from our practice

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