Fresh Breath Advice
At Smile Dynamics we understand how annoying bad breathe can be to your social and personal life…
Bad breath can be embarrassing because it’s unpleasant and it’s also construed as a sign of bad hygiene.
Taking proper care of your mouth has the power to decrease the amount of bacteria, and thus improve the freshness of your breath well after you’ve brushed your teeth. Bad breath is also often caused by food debris that’s left over from previous meals and ineffective brushing and flossing.
By making sure you brush meticulously in a range of motions, and floss before bed you’ll be ensuring that you are maintaining your fresh breath for longer. It’s also important to clean your tongue as this is where a majority of bacteria lies, which contributes to bad breath.
In order to make sure you’re on the right oral hygiene track, we recommend coming to visit Smile Dynamics in East Wahroonga for a routine check-up every 6 months.
Bad oral hygiene can and always will lead to bad breath…
If you allow your teeth to stay dirty you will have dirty smelling breath it is that simple and if food is left to accumulate between teeth and gums than the food will swelter in the humid conditions inside your mouth and you will experience bad breathe.
Some people battle constantly with bad breath and use as many pieces of gum, mouth washes and flavoured tooth pastes to hide the smell but this in the end will not cure it. If you find that you are suffering bad breathe it is time to consider your options.
Did you know that an estimated 6 million Australians have chronic bad breath?
One of the most common misconceptions is that people assume that if they have perfect oral hygiene that they will be immune to bad breathe and unfortunately this is not always the case.
Even if you use mint flavoured tooth paste, floss more than one a day or even brush your tongue some people can still run the risk of developing bad breath. Bad breath is embarrassing and no one should have to suffer through the awkwardness of covering your breath when talking to people.
Put down the chewie gum and find a solution with our bad breath advice.
Restoring your breath is our priority at Smile Dynamics…
At Smile Dynamics there is a treatment for bad breath in the form of a powder or chewable tablet to restore good bacteria in your mouth and by effective cleaning of your tongue, teeth and gums. Bad breath is one indication that you may have a more serious oral health problem such as gum disease.
When plaque builds up on your teeth and gums, it can cause irritation and inflammation, your gums become swollen, tender and bleed when you brush and floss, this is gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontal (gum) disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and can result in constant bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth.
Keeping your bad breath under wraps…
Adopting an effective at home oral hygiene routine and scheduling professional cleaning appointments to remove plaque and tartar build-up every six – twelve months, depending on your current state of oral health, can restore your mouth to full health and make your breath fresh.
In some cases, persistent bad breath can indicate you have a more serious health problem, including a gastrointestinal, respiratory or sinus problem, consultation with your GP is advised.
During this consultation our team may decide that your bad breath needs attention. If so, we can prescribe a tablet or powder which is designed to treat bad breath.