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Cleaning up bad breath in Chiswick

Posted by Default Admin on 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Bad breath can be caused by a number of things, from the food you eat to your dental hygiene habits.

Foods such as garlic, onions and peppers are examples of smells that can’t be easily disguised by people sucking on a mint or chewing gum.

Bad breath is commonly caused by poor dental hygiene, this often includes; failing to fill any tooth cavities, avoiding professional dental cleanings and regular visits to the dentist and not brushing the tongue as well as the teeth. In addition, ill fitting dentures can also be a factor for causing bad breath as the dentures need to fit properly to prevent bacteria from collecting in pockets under them.Yeast infections in your mouth, gum disease and not drinking enough water are also contributing factors to halitosis. Chewing tobacco, smoking cigars or cigarettes and holding a pipe in your mouth can all damage your teeth and gums too, making your breath smell unpleasant.To treat and prevent bad breath from these causes, you should brush twice a day, including teeth, tongue, and inside the cheeks and floss daily. Replacing your toothbrush regularly (once every 3 months) is also recommended. If you wear dentures, you should remove them at night; make sure that they are cleaned before wearing them when you wake up.

Here are some tips on cleaning up bad breath in Chiswick:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid eating strongly flavoured or spicy foods, like curries.
  • Cut down on sugary foods and drinks as they can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth.
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption.
  • Stop smoking - March 11th is No Smoking Day why not try quitting for good?
  • Cut down on those tea and coffee breaks and replace them with water.
  • Drinking plenty of water will not only help prevent your mouth becoming dry but is also much healthier for your oral health, as well as your skin and overall health. Doctors and experts recommend you drink 2 litres of water daily.
  • Chew sugar-free gum after eating to stimulate the flow of saliva. This will help clean away any remaining food particles.

If you have bad breath or are concerned about a family member or a friend call a member of the team at Chiswick Park dental on 020 8987 9977 who can provide you with advice on how to prevent or cure bad breath


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