Bad Breath

Bad breath or halitosis may be due to many causes and is an extremely embarassing problem for some people. Halitosis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene or the presence of food that gets stuck in the teeth.

Causes of Bad Breath

1. Gum Disease
Millions of bacteria in the mouth form a film over food lodgement (plaque), one of the main causes contributing to halitosis.

2. Poor Oral Hygiene / Health
Without proper brushing and routine examination by dentists, food remains in the mouth which is a breeding ground for bacteria causing odorous breath.

3. Medical Conditions
Bad breath may be an indicator or symptom of dental or medical condition:
In the absence of Gingivitis (Gum Disease), tooth decay, etc. your dentist may refer you to a physician for diagnosis of gastric disorder (Stomach problem), respiratory infection, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, etc.

4. Tobacco Products
Tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco not only cause staining of teeth and put the body at risk for host of diseases, but also are the main cause of bad breath.

Treatment of Bad Breath
Dentist will form specific treatment for halitosis based on:

  • Oral Hygiene
  • The cause of the origin of the condition
  • Extent of the condition

A periodontal cleaning often helps to remove the bacteria and plaque that has accumulated and is causing the recession of gums. Regular dental cares like proper brushing, flossing and anti-bacterial mouth wash maybe recommended by dentist so as to control bacterial proliferation thus preventing halitosis.

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BAD BREATH

Bad breath or halitosis may be due to many causes and is an extremely embarassing problem for some people. Halitosis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene or the presence of food that gets stuck in the teeth.

CROWN/FIXED TEETH LAMINATES

Crown is an artificial covering of a tooth-like structure called porcelain, which restores damaged tooth, replaces the missing tooth wall, thereby protecting and strengthening the tooth and preventing further deterioration.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Pediatric Dentistry deals specifically with the oral care of children. It is very important for a dental surgeon to have training in child psychology, growth and development before treating any child.

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