Bad Breath Treatment -Lincoln Kordel House Dental Practice
What is Bad Breath?
Bad breath occurs when bacteria produce sulfur compounds in our body and is released in exhaled air. Bad breath is also known as Halitosis. Bad breath affects 25% of the population in the Lincoln United Kingdom. It may be even a sign of life-threatening chronic illness. We at Kordel House Dental Practice in Lincoln can help treat your bad breath.
What causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath can be multifactorial. The most common causes are:
- Poor Oral Hygiene. Not cleaning your teeth and tongue properly.
- Sign of gum disease.
- Tooth Decay
- Dry mouth or Xerostomia.
- Infection from recent tooth extractions also known as Dry Socket
- Ill-fitting dentures.
- Sinus and Nasal infections
- Diabetes, Liver and Kidney Disease
- GERD (Gastrointestinal diseases causing reflux)
- Prescription medication with dry mouth as a side effect.
- Tobacco products
1)Why does my breath smell so bad even after brushing?
Bad breath can be of multifactorial origin. You will need to visit your dentist for a routine check and your dentist will be able to find out why you have bad breath. Once we find diagnose the cause we will able to treat your bad breath effectively.
2)How to fix bad breath from your mouth?
We can help you achieve fresh breath by visiting your dentist at Kordel House Dental Practice in Lincoln and our hygienist every 6 months.
They will be able to check your oral health(check if your teeth and gums are healthy). We will be able to diagnose any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
At Kordel house Dental practice our Hygienist can provide professional mechanical plaque removal(PMPR, previously known as scale and polish) to improve your gum health and bad breath treatment in Lincoln.
We can advise on your brushing technique and use of interdental cleaning aids like te pe brushes to ensure there is no food or plaque left between your teeth.
We advise all our patient’s to clean their tongue regularly and to use non-alcoholic mouthwash every day.
We also advise using sugar-free chewing gum between meals to improve your salivary secretion thus naturally flushing out remnants of food stuck between your teeth.
If you are suffering from a dry mouth we advise frequent sips of water. Sometimes we may need to refer you to your GP if we believe substituting your medication will help to improve your dry mouth.
If your bad breath is due to ill-fitting denture’s, we can make better fitting dentures to reduce the chances of food lodgement under dentures.
3)How to fix bad breath from your stomach?
Once we rule out dental causes of bad breath, we can refer you to your GP who will be able to full investigations to make sure your halitosis is not linked to any gastrointestinal issues or any sinus or tonsil infections.
They will be able to advise you on lifestyle changes to reduce consumption of alcohol and to quit smoking.
At Kordel House Dental Practice in Lincoln, we can help your restore confidence with bad breath treatment. Regular visits to our Dentist and hygienist in Lincoln will help you maintain good oral health.
Call us on 01507211833 to book an appointment with our dentist or hygienist or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are worried about bad breath in Lincoln.