Many Breath Mint Brands Harmful To Teeth Due To Sugar
Halitosis refers to chronic bad breath and is caused by bacteria and or undetected gum disease. Bad breath may signal the presence of harmful bacteria that could cause gum disease.
– Sugar is a major ingredient in breath mints — and that makes the mints bad for your teeth.
– Sugar-free gum is recommended by dentists. It encourages flow of saliva that cleanses the mouth.
– If the bad breath problem persists, visit the dentist at the soonest possible time to get treated.
“Gum disease caught in its early stages is easily reversible, and getting rid of it will not only help your gums and teeth, but it will help your problem with bad breath as well.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.