Bad breath, often known as halitosis, is a bad-smelling breath usually caused by a combination of bacteria and breakdown of food in the mouth. Bacteria living in the mouth thrive on food residues remaining after each meal, these residues secrete volatile sulphur compounds (VSC) which result in an unpleasant taste and smell.
Halitosis may signify underlying dental problems which are often undiagnosed. Consult your dentist to rule out dental decay or periodontal diseases to help preserve your dentition in the long run. Occasionally halitosis is the only oral symptom of a more serious medical disorder; prompt medical attention is therefore highly recommended.
Halitosis also presents a social problem for many people. Some people are paranoid of their breath all the time, and as a result are fearful of becoming close with their loved ones. Our friendly dentists at Doncaster Dental can help you treat bad breath, book your appointment today!