Dr Steven from Clubb Dental discusses the causes of Bad Breath

Dr Steven from Clubb Dental discusses the causes of Bad Breath

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Hi everyone, Steven from Clubb Dental. I
want to talk today about bad breath. Bad breath can be the result of poor oral
hygiene, it can also be the effect of eating foods that then create a bit of
an odour. The main thing that is important to keep in mind is that some really bad
breath problems are not able to be brushed away. For instance you may have a underlying health problem that may need to be checked out and what we tend to do
is rule out any of the dental related problems that can be generating the bad
breath problem and the first thing that we suggest you do is have your regular
checkup every six months and when we see you if we find a reason such as a hole
in your tooth or a gum infection then that can be treated and that will allow
that odour to be eliminated. If it’s a dietary thing well that can be combated
to an extent with an oral hygiene improvement brushing – flossing. One thing that a lot of people are not aware of and should be aware of is that a lot of
the breath concerns that you can get are generated my plaque that sits on
your tongue on the top surface of your tongue and if you are able to brush your
tongue brush your teeth ordinarily and then move your toothbrush
on your tongue and try to go back as far as you can without gagging and and clean
your your tongue spit out and you’ll see that there’s often a bit of a color to
what comes out it’s plaque! and your breath may well improve just
by way of cleaning your tongue the other thing of course that you can use is a
tongue scraper so you’re scraping the plaque off your tongue and you may will
find that if you’re doing it everyday you’ll be surprised by how much debris
comes off your tongue and you may well notice that your your breath is
better or those around you may notice that as well. Once you’ve done those
things and you’ve got perfect oral hygiene, you’re a great Flosser or using
little brushes to clean between your teeth and you’re still wondering why am
i aware this or why people complaining maybe if you’re aware of it after that then
the trick might be to start using something like this which is a mouth
rinse Closys which contains chlorine dioxide which tastes a little
bit like pool water and it’s very effective at knocking down odours that
would ordinarily persist and that includes dietary odours such as onion and garlic for instance if you rinse with this it’s it eliminates the odour and it
stays eliminated for 12 hours and if you use a regular mouth
rinse it will have a temporary effect of freshening your breath with that minty
taste and hopefully a minty smell it’s a bit similar to after you brush
your teeth but it it seems that the odour returns. With the chlorine dioxide based
rinses you find that the odour stays away for an extended period of time
again you just got to tolerate the taste of pool water when you go to rinse out. One more thing that might be relevant to you is if you’re a smoker if you’re a
smoker that’s going to generate a breath odour and obviously you can cover that up to some extent we would prefer that you use this as an excuse to to stop it’s
reasonably well combated with with oral hygiene measures and such but the
underlying problems that it creates clearly from a dental perspective would
make it worthwhile using a bad breath concern as a as a good reason to stop. I
hope this has been helpful if you found it helpful hit like. If you have any
comments or questions put them in the comments down below and yeah I look
forward to hearing from you thank you.

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