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Helping Our Port Moresby Patients Manage Bad Breath

Managing Halitosis at Mills Dental Care

There are a number of different causes for bad breath.

Bad breath can be caused by a number of reasons. We may be able to help!

There are a few different causes of bad breath. Ranging from stomach problems and diet to oral health complications, most of the causes can be found in the mouth.

What are they?

  • Bacteria across the tongue, growing in between the papilla
  • Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them)
  • Gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Extraction sites during healing
  • Dentures that are not cleaned properly
  • Alcohol and tobacco use

If you or someone you know is concerned about bad breath, the first step is a dental checkup at Mills Dental Care. Our dentists will be able to confirm or rule out the source of bad breath.

When the cause is found, treatment will be determined and explained by our dentists. If the source of the bad breath is in your mouth, there is little chance that mouthwashes or mints can treat the problem. Why? Because they usually mask the problem for a short period of time, and can sometimes exacerbate the situation (mouthwashes that contain alcohol cause dry mouth and usually make the bad breath worse).

Other Causes of Bad Breath

As far as non-dental reasons are concerned, other causes of halitosis often include:

  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Odorous food
  • Infection of the air passages

Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental checkups at our Papua New Guinea clinic in Port Moresby are the best ways to prevent bad breath. If you have any questions about treatment of bad breath, contact Mills Dental Care.

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