Bad breath is also known as halitosis.
What you eat affects the air you exhale. Food collects between the teeth, on the tongue, around the gums and on dentures leaving an unpleasant odour. Sometimes, a good thorough clean performed by your dental hygienist may be enough to resolve your bad breath.
Bad breath can be a warning sign for gum (periodontal) disease as well as dry mouth (xerostomia).
It may also be a sign of a more serious medical or dental problem. With regular checkups your dentist can detect and treat the dental problems early and refer you if required, to your family doctor or other suitable medical/dental specialists.
Please speak to us if bad breath is a concern for you.