Bad breath in your mouth?

Bad breath or halitosis problems can have different causes, although most of the time it is the result of inappropriate dental cleaning. It is a very widespread problem, and it is estimated that up to 50% of the population can suffer from it at some point in their life.

Although this is something that involves no complications , it can affect seriously on the life of those who suffer from it, causing self-esteem problems.

It should also be bear in mind that bad breath can be a symptom of a more serious condition, so it is always advisable to go to a dentist if this clinical sign appears, so that a relevant assessment of the problem can be made and to provide the most suitable treatment for its elimination.


Causes of bad breath in the mouth

The most common causes of bad breath or halitosis are related to inadequate dental cleaning, which usually has its origin in:

Bad tooth brushing technique: when food remains between the teeth, it cannot be brushed properly so they enter a phase of decomposition, causing unpleasant smells. Even with proper brushing, the use of dental floss and mouthwashes may be necessary for a complete removal of plaque and bacteria.

• Increased production of dental plaque: this excess can cause bad breath, cavities and more serious complications such as gingivitis.

Bad eating habits, such as the ingestion of fried foods, sweet, seasoned or very spicy foods, can also cause bad breath.

In addition to poor hygiene or eating habits, there are other causes of bad breath, as a symptom of certain diseases and pathologies, such as xerostomia, throat or pharynx infections, gastritis, gastric reflux, liver problems or diabetes.

This is the reason as to why it is important to see a dentist or any medical professional as soon as the first symptoms of halitosis appear. An early diagnosis can prevent later complications.

How to prevent and eliminate bad smells in the mouth

How to prevent and eliminate bad smells in the mouth To keep your breath healthy and fresh, it is essential to acquire certain eating and hygiene habits. Let's see the most important:

• Brushing your teeth three times a day, if possible after each meal.
• Eat less spicy foods or foods with excess garlic, onion and spices.
• Use of dental floss and mouthwashes to complement brushing.
• Intake of citrus juices.
• Do not smoke and avoid excessive consumption of caffeine.
• Constant hydration to prevent the mouth from drying out, another cause of bad breath.
• Reduce the consumption of foods or drinks that contain dairy, as these can contribute to the increase in the spread of bacteria.
• Bet on natural foods in the diet instead of processed.

Bad breath is not usually a serious health problem, unless it is a symptom of certain pathologies. However, it is always a serious problem at a social level that can seriously affect the self-esteem of those who suffer it. In addition to maintaining a good dental cleaning and specific eating habits to combat this problem, it is advisable to go to a dentist who can make a diagnosis and propose the most appropriate treatments to eliminate bad mouth smells.


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Dental services in England set to continue in second lockdown

NHS England has now confirmed that access to dental care will remain throughout the national lockdown, and that public health measures announced by the Prime Minister on Saturday 31st October will permit travel for access to dental care - Dental services are continuing to operate.

We are still open for our patients and will remain open over the lockdown period. Rest assured we are continuing to follow the government’s advice on operating safely, following strict COVID guidelines. Please take care and stay safe.

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Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the COVID-19 virus I felt it was important to reassure you that we are continuing to keep our practice clean and safe for both you and our team.

You will appreciate that as a dental practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention to the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus.

In light of the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and increased restrictions, advice and suggestion mentioned by the Government, The General Dental Council, British Dental Association and the Local Dental Committee (LDC) we are taking these pro-active steps to play our part in reducing the risk of increasing the spread of COVID-19:</p>

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We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. We look forward to things returning to normal in a timely manner so that we can get back to providing the level of service that you expect from us.

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We thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time.

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Jesus Orozco

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