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Bad Breath

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Many people with bad breath are unaware of it, and some may feel awkward going to the dentist for a proper evaluation. We know that it can be challenging to discuss this topic openly, but it’s important to do so.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common oral health problem that is often caused by bacteria in the mouth because of poor oral hygiene or dental issues such as tooth decay and cavities. At the same time, it can be a symptom of an underlying health condition.

At Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh, we provide diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for bad breath. It may involve improving your oral hygiene habits, getting gum disease treatment, or addressing the dental disease that may be causing your halitosis. We offer a wide range of dental services in our dental clinic, so we can find a treatment plan that works for you.


Dental Services That Can Address
Bad Breath

The team of experienced dentists at Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh can provide a variety of services to address the root causes of bad breath and help you get your confidence back.  

Scale and Clean

Professional cleaning can minimise dental plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth surface that everyday brushing at home is unable to reduce. It will leave your teeth looking clean and your breath smelling fresh.

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Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, reduces odour-causing bacteria and tartar from below the gum line. Your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth and smooth out your tooth roots.

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Tooth Extraction

When a large cavity starts to form due to tooth decay, it can produce a bad-smelling mouth odour. Extraction may be necessary to preserve dental health and prevent further damage.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

When wisdom teeth are fully or partially impacted, food particles can accumulate along the gum tissue and cause swelling, tooth decay, and an unpleasant smell. In some cases, extraction may be necessary.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Bad Breath

The common sign is having a foul smell coming from the mouth that seems to not improve even with regular brushing. Having bad breath may also be associated with an unpleasant taste. We recommend that you schedule a dental checkup with the dentist to evaluate your signs and symptoms and provide a proper diagnosis.

Poor dental hygiene is one of the primary causes of bad breath. It happens when improper brushing allows food debris to be trapped between teeth and causes harmful bacteria. They can spread to your mouth and often have an unpleasant smell and taste. Other factors contributing to halitosis are dry mouth, tonsil stones, gum disease, throat, nose, and lung infections, and other medical conditions that may impact the flow of saliva.

It depends on your condition. If the bad-smelling breath is not often present, then having a good oral hygiene routine can help reduce the unpleasant odour from your mouth. We suggest you brush and floss your teeth twice daily and use a tongue scraper to clean your tongue. You can try adding mouthwash to rinse away debris. Also, try to avoid having a dry mouth by cutting back on smoking and drinking plenty of water. Otherwise, persistent bad breath needs professional care and should not be ignored.

The Halimeter is a widely used instrument for measuring bad breath. It is a box-shaped device with a sensor that sits near your mouth. It measures the levels of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) in your breath. The Halimeter can help identify the severity of bad breath. However, it is important to note that additional tests may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis of halitosis. If you suspect that you may have bad breath, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist for a more accurate assessment.

Mouthwash may help to prevent bad breath as it can reduce plaque buildup and rinse away the strong odour of smelly foods you recently ate, such as onions and garlic. However, it is important to maintain regular brushing and flossing combined with the use of mouthwash.

On the other hand, mouth rinses may not be enough to lower the likelihood of developing halitosis. Particularly if certain underlying conditions may be the reason behind having bad breath.