Poor oral hygiene
This is the most common cause of oral malodour. Improper cleaning of oral cavity after feed can result in poor hygiene
It is very important to brush and floss daily to ensure good health
Tongue coating consists of bacteria along with food debris, its removal is not that easy as they adhere tightly on to the irregularities of tongue.
Saliva plays an important role in maintaining oral hygiene by flushing out debris and waste products from teeth and adjacent structures.
When we sleep, salivary flow diminishes, which is one reason why bad breath is common when one wakes up after a good sleep. This condition is also known as physiological halitosis
Other causes are medications, alcohol, diabetes etc..
The most likely causes of oral malodour includes the presence of gum infections, abscesses and dental decays. These conditions harbour certain potential pathogenic bacteria, which can make the whole scenario worse.
Malodour gives a hint that something wrong is happening within the body and oral cavity. Professional advice and care should be taken as soon as they are detected
One can temporarily mask malodour with rinses, chewing gums and sprays. But for a permanent solution , one should seek professional dental treatment and advice at the earliest.
So if you have bad breath that doesn’t go away, schedule an appointment with us now .
If malodour is due to poor oral hygiene, scaling procedure should help. Or else further investigations should be carried out to diagnose the cause.