What causes bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by eating certain foods and using tobacco products, but the most common cause of bad breath involves the build-up of bacteria in the mouth, causing gingivitis or potentially in the late stages, periodontal disease. Dryness of the mouth can also play a role in developing bad breath.

What can I do about bad breath?

If you are bothered by bad breath, our dentists and hygienists can help diagnose its causes and provide treatment to eliminate its effects. In many cases, regular dental cleanings and proper brushing and flossing are all that is necessary to remove mouth odours.


For more information or to book an appointment, contact a Dental Choice clinic near you. We’re here to help.

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