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Bad Breath?

by Brittney

Has anyone ever told you that your breath smells bad?

Embarrassing right?!

bad breath halitosis

Halitosis, also known as “bad breath” may be related to:

- a systemic disease

- debris in the oral cavity

Bad breath is unpleasant and can have a bitter, sweet, and sour odour.

Main causes of bad breath include::

  • smoking,

  • nose and throat infections,

  • improper oral hygiene,

  • medications,

  • xerostomia (dry mouth),

  • systemic diseases,

  • eating foods like garlic & onions

Brushing, flossing, and using a mouth rinse can temporarily cover up this unpleasant odour .


  • quit smoking

  • proper medical care for nose & throat infections

  • brush twice a day, every day

  • floss at least once a day

  • use a waterpix

  • microbial mouth rinse like Listerine

  • tongue cleanercleaner

  • eat nutritious well-balanced meals

  • Visit the Tooth Doctors regularly for your hygiene appointments

  • talk to Dr. Wong about your concerns!

The most common cause of halitosis is poor oral hygiene. Keep in mind that once you start implementing good oral hygiene if you are experiencing bad breath, it can take time for it to go away but keeping on top of your oral hygiene will have you pointed in the right direction. Taking care of your mouth is essential in preventing dental disease and to prevent bad breath!

If at anytime you have any concerns about your breath, talk to us! We are passionate about your oral health! 😁

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