Bad breath also known as halitosis is a persistent, unpleasant odour in exhaled breath.
According to our research at Dental solutions Kampala, the estimated rates of bad breath vary from 6% to 50% of the population in Uganda at large.
Our dentists also state that bad breath is caused by a variety of factors that include the following;
Poor oral hygiene
Cavities in your teeth
Eating or drinking strong smelling or spicy foods and drinks
Problems with your teeth and gums such as gum disease and infection
Some medical conditions like dry mouth, tonsillitis and acid reflux
Smoking and so many more.
Our dentists further advise you to see a dentist if you notice the following signs associated with bad breath as soon as possible;
Bad breath that doesn’t go away after treatment
Painful bleeding or swollen gums
Tooth ache or wobbly adult teeth
Problems with your dentures
However a list of ways to prevent and treat bad breath has been pinned up by our dentists and these include;
Visit the dentist regularly or at least twice a year for dental check up and professional dental cleaning
Keep your tongue and mouth clean at all times
Gently brush your teeth and gums at least twice a day
Use fluoride toothpaste
Clean between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss at least once a day
Keep your dentures clean for those that have them and remove them at night
Use sugar free mints or chewing gum after having strong smelling food
Try using anti-bacterial mouth wash or tooth paste
Worried about bad breath?visit Dental solutions kampala
If you’re worried about what’s causing your bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. At Dental solutions kampala, we believe that regular dental exams are an essential part of preventative dental care. These exams allow us to ask you questions and check for and detect any problems, such as gum disease or dry mouth before they become more serious health issues. Book now!