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Bad Breath

Self-conscious about bad breath? We can help identify the cause!

When there is a severe oral issue, the odour can be foul, which isn’t what you need when talking to people such as friends, family or even clients. Most of the time, bad breath is a sign that something is wrong in the mouth. The first step in treatment is visiting your dentist. That’s where we can help. Call your local dentist in Ealing today.

Feel bad about your bad breath? We can help figure out what’s going on!

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is when your breath smells bad enough to be noticed, and it’s not always you who does.

The Symptoms of Bad Breath

You might notice it yourself, or someone you know might tell you there’s an issue. You might not realise it, but bad breath can also be a sign of something more serious than embarrassment. In some cases, bad breath can be a symptom of other issues, helping with further treatment:

  • Sore gums
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Toothache

If any of these things worry you, make an appointment with your Stunning Smile Centre dentist in Ealing. They can look at your mouth and talk to you about possible treatment options.

Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath starts in the mouth, but many different things can cause it, such as:

  • Poor dental hygiene habits such as infrequent brushing and flossing
  • Build up of food on your tongue, between teeth or along your gums
  • Build up on bacteria and plaque, often from infrequent dental check-up visits
  • Gum disease, tooth decay or dental abscesses
  • Dry mouth or xerostomia
  • What you eat and drink can also play a role

Other things, like stress, dieting, snoring, and hormone changes, can also make your breath smell bad. Sometimes these are temporary. But give us a call if your problems persist.

When to Come and See Us

See your dentist if you don’t know why you have bad breath. They can help you figure it out. Make an appointment as soon as possible with your local The Stunning Smile Centre practice if:

  • Your bad breath has been persistent and has lasted more than a few days
  • The odour is quite noticeable or concerning
  • You have pain in your mouth, bleeding or sore gums

What to Do if You are in Pain

If you’re in pain and need emergency dental care, call us, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible.

What to Do Next

Your local The Stunning Smile Centre office can tell you more about some possible treatment options. However, we suggest that you make an appointment with a dentist for expert advice on how to take care of your teeth. Treatment includes:

  • Hygiene services
  • Periodontics

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