11 May

Bad breath banished from the mouths of grateful patients thanks to City of London dentists

Bad breath is caused by the prevalence of certain bacteria in your mouth. It can be particularly bothersome, especially in social contexts as sufferers worry about the unpleasant smells that are coming from their mouths. Your City of London dentist is an expert in bad breath and he or she will be able to help you if you are having problems with it. The key to getting rid of the condition is to understand the causes and take action so that it is stopped.
Medical professionals will usually refer to bad breath by its technical name of halitosis. It is caused by certain bacteria which sticks around in the mouth and emits unpleasant odours. The important thing is to get rid of these bacteria and most people will find that the regular routine of brushing and flossing should do the trick. Brush at least twice a day, in the morning and again at night.
The morning brush is crucial in the battle with bad breath because during the night your saliva production plummets and the resulting dryness allows the bacteria to flourish unimpeded. If you are in a situation after eating where you can’t reasonably brush your teeth but are worried about bad breath then chewing gum stimulates saliva production which moistens the mouth and also the motion of chewing itself helps to dislodge the bacteria.
It is easy to despair if you experience bad breath but you should take a deep breath and go and visit your dentist so that the problem can be dealt with. There is probably a simple solution and then you can look forward to getting on with your life without having to shield your mouth when you speak, breathe or smile.