Banish Bad Breath: Effective Treatment Options
for a Fresher, More Confident Smile
Are you struggling with persistent bad breath and seeking a solution? Our comprehensive bad breath treatment options are here to help you regain your confidence and enjoy fresher breath.
With a focus on addressing the root causes of halitosis, we provide expert guidance, personalised dental care, and a range of effective treatments designed to restore oral health and eliminate bad breath. Say goodbye to bad breath and embrace a more confident smile today!
What are the causes
of bad breath?
Bad breath (or halitosis), can result from various factors, including:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Dry mouth
- Tobacco use
- Certain foods and beverages
- Medical conditions such as sinus infections, tonsil stones or gastrointestinal issues
The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss often, the bacteria in your mouth continue to grow and sometimes only professional cleaning will be able to remove it.
What are the symptoms of halitosis?
The primary symptom of halitosis is an unpleasant odour from the mouth, which can be persistent or intermittent. Other symptoms may include a dry mouth, a coated tongue, a bad taste in the mouth, or a burning sensation on the tongue.
What are the treatment
options for bad breath?
There are numerous ways to treat bad breath:
Improved oral hygiene
Ensure that you consistently practise good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily and using a tongue scraper to remove bacteria buildup, which can help eliminate bad breath.
Using a therapeutic mouthwash with antibacterial properties can help control the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath.
Professional dental cleanings
Regular dental checkups and cleanings help remove plaque and tartar buildup, which contribute to bad breath. Your dentist can also assess your oral health and recommend appropriate treatments for any underlying issues.
Addressing dental issues
Treating dental problems like gum disease or cavities is crucial for improving breath odour. In some cases, advanced gum disease may require scaling and root planing or even periodontal surgery.
Treating an underlying health condition
If bad breath is due to a medical issue like sinus infections, tonsil stones, or gastrointestinal problems, treating the underlying condition can help resolve the issue.
Some medications can cause dry mouth, which contributes to halitosis. Consult your healthcare provider if you suspect your medications may be causing the problem. They may adjust the dosage or prescribe an alternative medication.
If you only chew sugar-free gum, quit smoking and limit the consumption of odour-causing foods and beverages like garlic, onions, and coffee can help prevent bad breath. Staying hydrated can also stimulate saliva production, which helps combat bad breath.
Am I a good candidate
for bad breath treatment?
If you are experiencing persistent bad breath that affects your confidence, relationships, or quality of life, and it does not resolve with improved oral hygiene, you may be a good candidate for bad breath treatment. It is essential to consult with a dental professional to determine the appropriate treatment plan based on the underlying cause.
How to prevent bad breath
There are a number of ways to help prevent bad breath:
- Maintain consistent oral hygiene
- Attend regular dental checkups
- Use antibacterial mouthwash
- Stay hydrated
- Keep your saliva flowing by eating healthy foods
- Limit tobacco and alcohol consumption
- Chew gum or mints (sugar-free) to keep your mouth moist
- Clean and maintain dentures properly
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How much does bad breath
treatment in Sydney CBD cost?
The cost of bad breath treatment in Sydney CBD can vary depending on the type and extent of treatment required. In order to determine how much treatment will cost you, we recommend booking an initial consultation with us where we’ll be able to give you a more accurate cost after examining your condition.
Below you can find our FAQs about bad breath treatment in Sydney CBD.
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The most effective treatment for bad breath depends on identifying and addressing the underlying cause. However, maintaining good oral hygiene (including regular brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning), is crucial.
Permanently getting rid of bad breath requires addressing the underlying cause, maintaining good oral hygiene, and adopting healthy habits. Consistently brush and floss your teeth, clean your tongue, attend regular dental checkups, stay hydrated, and limit odour-causing foods, tobacco, and alcohol.
The breath may still smell bad after brushing due to lingering bacteria, food particles, or an underlying issue such as gum disease, tooth decay, or a medical condition. Ensure you're using proper brushing and flossing techniques and consult a dental professional if the problem persists.
To check if your breath stinks, try licking your wrist, allowing it to dry, and then smelling the area. Alternatively, ask a trusted friend or family member for honest feedback. Regular dental checkups can also help identify and address any potential issues.
For the best tooth-brushing technique, hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gumline, use gentle, circular motions to clean all surfaces of each tooth, and brush for two minutes. Don't forget to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
For the best flossing technique, use an 18-inch piece of floss, wrap it around your middle fingers, and gently glide it between your teeth in a C-shape, following the curves of your teeth. Be sure to floss below the gum line and use a clean section of floss for each tooth.
Most mouthwashes do not cause bad breath and most even help combat it. However, alcohol-based mouthwashes can contribute to dry mouth, which may exacerbate bad breath. Opt for an alcohol-free, antibacterial mouthwash to help maintain fresh breath and oral health.
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Why choose us for
your halitosis treatment
in Sydney CBD?
At The Dentist at 70 Pitt St, our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to understanding the root cause of your halitosis and providing tailored solutions to address your unique needs.
With our state-of-the-art equipment, advanced techniques, and commitment to patient satisfaction, we aim to restore your oral health and help you regain your confidence with fresher breath. Trust in our expertise to guide you on your journey to a healthier, more radiant smile.