If you’re looking for a temporary disguise from a garlic overload the night before, give mouthwash a go. But if you can’t shake the idea that maybe your breath is off, you’re going to need more than mouthwash.
It might mean that you just haven’t got the hang of your oral hygiene routine, or it might be a symptom of problems which need treatment.
What percentage of people have bad breath?
Some surveys say between 25% and 50% of people have halitosis, or bad breath. That’s enough of a reason to take it seriously. If you have these symptoms, it could be you:
- White ‘fur’ on your tongue
- Sticky saliva or a dry mouth
- Dental work you’ve been putting off
- A constant bad taste in your mouth
- Post nasal drip down the back of your throat
What causes bad breath?
Sickness and cancer treatments can cause bad breath. But if you’re not ill and you haven’t had problem foods for dinner, why do you have bad breath?
It can be the result of various dental conditions which need treatment. It’s best to see your DB Dental dentist as soon as possible. Early treatments are much easier.
Bad breath symptoms?
Things causing bad breath include:
- Decaying teeth
- Gum infections
- Sinus infections
- Oral cancer treatments such as radiation
- Poor oral hygiene
- Dry mouth issues
Mouthwash can be used to treat some dental and oral conditions. Your dentist will be able to advise.
Book in with your DB Dental practitioner to get your halitosis issues checked and sorted. They are familiar with all the reasons people can suffer bad breath, so don’t be embarrassed. You can book online today.