dental hygiene

What causes Bad Breath?

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Wow! Bad breath is not a nice thing at all.  Halitosis/Bad Breath, can cause major problems. However, with a few simple changes it may be prevented. Odor-producing bacteria that grow inside the mouth cause bad breath. Foods like garlic and onions and habits like smoking help produce the bacteria. If you are not brushing and flossing 2 times a day for at least 2 minutes then you should start! The bacteria hide in between teeth and gums. Try interdental brushes and brush your tongue, bacteria love to live there. 

If you think or know you have bad breath then mouthwash or chewing gum can help cover it up but they do not solve the problem. Try maintaining proper oral hygiene and if that is unsuccessful you may have signs of gum ( Periodontal ) disease. Untreated gum disease can become very serious, causing teeth to become loose or fall out. Book an appointment with your Dentist or Hygienist. It may seem somewhat embarrassing but don’t worry. They have seen it all and believe me they want to help you out.

Are your Teeth Sensitive? Do you know why?


There are numerous reasons why people have sensitive teeth. Many times it can be as simple as brushing too hard, bad technique or using an abrasive whitening toothpaste. Gulping down loads of fizzy drinks and juice can also cause sensitivity or maybe a combination of all of these. It is common for people to incorrectly brush there teeth.

Speak with your Hygienist to properly maintain that smile.