Bad breath is caused by bacteria that break down proteins and release unpleasant smelling sulphur waste.
The treatment of bad breath primarily involves eliminating the coatings of protein and bacteria in the mouth that release unpleasant smelling waste products. This can be done by maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine, and treating any tooth decay or infection present in the mouth.
Tips for achieving fresh breath…
- Floss and brush your teeth regularly to remove the film of bacteria (plaque) from the mouth.
- Schedule professional cleans at the dentist every six months to remove hardened plaque (tartar) from teeth.
- Brush or scrape your tongue regularly to remove the layers of bacteria and debris from the area.
- Treat any tooth decay or infection present in the mouth.