Preventive Dentistry

Fresh Breath

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Why Fresh Breath is Important

We all have bad breath (halitosis) occasionally, usually due to eating something highly flavoured and while this might be temporarily embarrassing it is not a problem. If you have persistent bad breath then it is a good idea to book an appointment with The Dental Group to see a dentist and a hygienist. Persistent bad breath can be a sign of untreated dental problems or it may indicate an underlying medical condition that requires diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosing the Reasons for Halitosis

Our dentist can check for signs of cavities or periodontal disease as these conditions can frequently cause bad breath. Our hygienist will professionally clean your teeth and will check you are brushing all areas of your mouth. Most of us brush without paying attention so it is easier than you might think to continually miss out some areas. Once we have diagnosed the cause, we will talk to you about all possible options for treatment. If we cannot find any reason for your halitosis, we may suggest you visit your doctor.

We Encourage Questions

Any recommended treatments are always fully explained and we actively encourage questions. You can rest assured it will never be too much trouble as we want you to have all the knowledge required to make informed choices about your dental care. This is absolutely essential in building trust so you can have complete confidence in your dental care.