Bad Breath Clinic in Essex

Bad breath, or halitosis, is associated with an unpleasant odour that comes from the mouth.

Whilst it can be socially debilitating, the cause of your bad breath can also be much more sinister.

For many patients, bad breath is caused by insufficient oral hygiene, poor diets, and excessive smoking, and can be cured by making some improvements to your routine and lifestyle. But for others, bad breath can mean there’s an underlying problem – such as gum disease – that needs addressing as soon as possible.

Bad breath shouldn’t be a subject of embarrassment and discussing it openly with your dentist is the first step to achieving optimal oral health.

To find out more about halitosis treatment at Al-Fa Perio Clinic, or to book a consultation with our dedicated team, get in touch with us today!

Bad breath treatment at Al-Fa Perio Clinic

As part of our philosophy and approach to good health, we have dedicated an area of our clinic to bad breath treatment and have a specialist team that is devoted to helping people comfortably address their halitosis.

We aim to highlight the actual causes of bad breath in our process of periodontal treatment planning and provide personalised periodontal post-treatment programs for anyone who needs it.

This helps us to treat your condition accordingly – with much success.

Find out more about bad breath treatment

Want to know more about how we treat bad breath here at Al-Fa Perio? Ready to book a consultation and get your halitosis under control?

We’re here for you!

Give our experts a call today on 020 8506 0701 or send your questions to [email protected] and we’ll be in touch with further details.

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There are many causes of bad breath, some include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach or gastrointestinal problems
  • Teeth infection
  • Gum infections
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Oral food stagnation areas
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Poor dental hygiene

Bad BreathTreatment FAQs

How do dentists treat bad breath?

The leading cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is poor oral health care.

If you aren’t brushing and flossing twice daily, chances are you have a pretty big build-up of plaque on the surface of your teeth and around the gumline – which not only contributes to gum disease, but also won’t be doing your breath any favours.

The approach we take to bad breath treatment here at Al-FaPerio depends on the underlying cause, and we aim to highlight this in our periodontal treatment process.

If we suspect your bad breath is a result of a plaque build-up, or, worst-case scenario, gum disease, we’ll suggest the most suitable treatment plan to get you back on track.

This may involve professional teeth cleaning to remove bacteria, or a prescribed mouth rinse or toothpaste for you to use at home.

What causes bad breath?

There are many different causes of bad breath, other than poor oral health care, plaque build-up and gum disease.

Some of these include:

  • Dry mouth – a decrease in saliva production may lead to a buildup of bacteria in the mouth, causing bad breath.
  • Smoking – aside from your breath smelling like tobacco after each cigarette, excessive smoking can lead to dry mouth, making the issue even worse.
  • Diet – Keto diets can, believe it or not, contribute massively to bad breath. When the body is encouraged to burn fat something called ‘ketones’ are produced, which are excreted into the urine and, unfortunately, the breath. High-protein diets can also have the same effect.

Stomach or gastrointestinal problems – if you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, you may have noticed that your breath doesn’t always smell fresh. This is down to the excess acid being produced by your digestive tract, which often has a sour odour.

Can I treat bad breath at home?

If the cause of your bad breath is poor oral hygiene, the good news is you can improve it at home by following a proper routine and making some changes to your lifestyle.

This includes brushing and flossing twice every day – making sure to brush your tongue, cheeks and the roof of your mouth to eliminate bacteria build-up in these areas.

If you have dentures, take them out at night and clean them thoroughly before putting them back in, and if you smoke, try to quit.

To eliminate a dry mouth, incorporate healthy foods that make you chew, or keep some sugar-free gum or boiled sweets handy to keep saliva flowing.

Last, but certainly not least, you should try to visit your dentist regularly. This allows them to detect any problems that may be contributing to your bad breath and treat them accordingly.

Why choose bad breath treatment at Al-Fa Perio?

Here at Al-FaPerio, our top priority is helping you achieve optimum oral health, and as part of our approach, we have a dedicated team that can diagnose, manage and treat the cause of your bad breath.

We’ll arrange a consultation to discuss your concerns so we can determine the best method of bad breath treatment to address your condition comfortably.

Since opening our doors in 2004, our specialists have helped hundreds of patients treat their bad breath, and we always aim for the highest standards of treatment.

To book an appointment with our specialists, or to find out more about how we can help treat your bad breath, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can reach us by calling the practice on 02085 060 701 or emailing us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch with further details shortly.


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