Bad Breath, or halitosis, is a sign that there may be a problem with your oral health.
Treating it may be as simple as improving your daily oral hygiene or it may indicate the presence of extensive tooth decay, gum disease or another medical problem.
According to dental studies, approximately 85% of people have persistent bad breath caused by dental conditions. Causes include gum disease, cavities, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, certain health conditions and foods.
How to prevent bad breath?
- visit the dentist regularly for periodontal maintenance and hygiene
- brush your teeth and tongue twice per day
- floss your teeth daily
- Rinse your mouth with non-alcoholic mouthwash
- avoid tobacco
- avoid alcohol and caffeine as they contribute to dry mouth
Bad breath is a warning sign. Have a dentist take a look at your mouth!
Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Thornhill in Vaughan. In an effort to make dental care easy and convenient for all of our patients, we provide a complete range of specialized treatments, all under one roof. From paediatric dentistry to orthodontics, implants and preventive treatments, we minimize the need for outside referrals. Our office offers appointments throughout the week including evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Call us today to schedule a free consultation or if you have a dental emergency.