Bad breath (Halitosis) is commonly caused by a sulphur-producing bacteria in your tongue or throat. About 2.4% of all Australian adults have bad breath. It is important to note that bad breath is not contagious.
What are the causes of bad breath?
The main causes of bad breath are poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, dry mouth caused by medicines, alcohol, your general health or stress and smoking.
Other conditions that may causes bad breath are acide and bile reflux, chronic sinusitis, kidney failure, metabolic dysfunctions and some foods such as onion, garlic and cauliflower.
Thirroul Dental Studio can help you treat bad breath
It is important to know that treating bad breath will depend on the cause. Avoiding dehydration and good oral hygiene are the best ways to prevent it. This includes properly flossing, brushing your teeth and brushing your tongue. If you or someone you know has bad breath, our team can properly diagnose the cause and come up with a treatment plan to fix the problem.