We know that nobody is going to wake up in the morning with fresh breath, but if you are suffering from malodourous breath on a regular basis, it may be a sign of some more serious dental issues. At Kitchener Street Dental in Toowoomba we can perform a comprehensive assessment of your mouth to pinpoint the source of your bad breath.
The reason that we awake in the morning with bad breath is because the mouth is not producing any saliva while we sleep so no bacteria is being flushed out of the mouth. Halitosis (bad breath) can be an indicator of more serious dental issues like periodontal (gum) disease.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease of the gums and tissues supporting the teeth which is often caused by poor dental hygiene. If left untreated, it can lead to gum recession, tooth loss and even bone loss.
Another dental problem that bad breath might indicate is tonsilloliths, which is another name for the small stones that can form on your tonsils which are made up of calcified bacteria. Your mouth is the perfect environment for bacteria to form, which is why it is vitally important that you take care of your dental health daily.
The best way to maintain the health of your teeth is to follow these tips consistently:
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