Bad breath (also known as halitosis) occurs when a noticeably unpleasant breath odour is present, and often it won’t be yourself that notices.
There is one very distinct way to recognise bad breath, the smell. You may notice it yourself, or be alerted by someone you know. You may not realise, however it can be more severe than just an off smell, in some cases this symptom helps with detecting further dental health related issues.
Other symptoms that can come into consideration with bad breath is:
If you are having any concerns with the above, book an appointment with your Maven dentist to examine your mouth and look into treatment options.
Bad breath starts in the mouth, though generally the causes of this vary and can include:
Other factors such as stress, dieting, snoring and hormonal changes can affect your breath.
If you are unsure about bad breath, see your dentist who will help identify the cause.
Book an appointment to see your local Maven Dental practice as soon as possible if:
If you’re experiencing pain and need emergency dental care, call us and we’ll get you in fast for an emergency appointment.
Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on how you can achieve great oral health.