Pinner Green Dental Clinic fresh breath clinic

Do you sometimes worry that your breath isn’t quite as fresh as you’d like it to be? Well, you are not alone, bad breath has been estimated to affect one in four adults on a regular basis.

The causes of bad breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a result of eating strongly flavoured foods such as garlic or onions. In this case the smell can be temporary and masking the smell until it disappears is the best option.

In other cases however, it may be a result of bacteria in your mouth. If this is the case then it is important to follow a good oral healthcare routine - scrupulous brushing (including cleaning your tongue, either with your brush or a special tongue scraper), cleaning between teeth and below the gumline and regular visits to your dentist and hygienist.

In some cases, bad breath can be caused by a medical condition, such as sinusitis, diabetes, or problems with the digestive system.

Help is at hand

If you are worried about your breath then please don’t be embarrassed to get in touch. The hygienists at our practice in Pinner can thoroughly check your mouth and provide relevant advice and treatment. Contact us on 020 8866 0362 or by via our online form.