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Possible Causes of Bad Breath

 teeth health smile dentistBad breath can be a source of great concern. What causes it? Poor dental hygiene is the major cause of foul odors from the mouth.

Key takeaways:

– Foods that have strong odors such as onions and garlic will leave an odor until they pass through the body. Brushing and flossing only temporarily masks the odor.

– Halitosis could be a sign of gum disease, dry mouth, chronic acid reflux, dental caries, diabetes, and respiratory problems such as pneumonia.

– Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, drinking lots of water and quitting smoking are ways to prevent bad breath.

If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and the odor is not of oral origin, you may be referred to your family doctor or to a specialist to determine the odor source and treatment plan.

Read the full story here

www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/bad-breath#1

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.

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