Why does my breath smell so much?
Fresh breath appears to be something many of us take for granted these days. Most people with bad breath don't realise just how offensive their breath may be to others. After all, bad breath, in most circumstances, doesn't just come over night its a gradual process. There are many causes of bad breath, some of which are easier to fix than others. Brushing your teeth is not always a remedy for bad breath. For example, smokers will know that that the smell of cigarettes lingers far after brushing your teeth. The smell of cigarette smoke is hard to get rid of whether its under your fingernails, on your clothes or your breath.
How do I get fresh breath?
For most of us, bad breath comes only in the morning. When we wake up, our mouths are particularly dry the perfect home for bacteria. In turn, bacteria cause an offensive odour. Luckily, brushing our teeth is usually a good fix for this. Similarly, smelly foods can leave our mouths with a funny taste and smell, but brushing teeth can usually fix this too. However, for those suffering with consistently bad breath, there is usually a deeper and more serious reason causing it. The main culprit is bad oral hygiene. Those who suffer with bad breath due to bad oral hygiene will notice that brushing teeth, flossing and mouthwash only temporary freshens breath. This is usually down to untreated gum disease. Though mouthwash can help gum disease it should not be solely relied upon. Many of our patients believe that mouth wash alone can act as a quick fix for gum disease but this just isnt the case. Its essential to see a dentist if you believe you may be suffering from gum disease. If you have bad breath and cant understand why, pop in and see your dentist who will be able to offer you advice and help you back on the road to fresh breath.
Get fresh breath in Cardiff
One patient who suffered from such a problem was Jenny from Newport who came to Bamboo after her mother kept nagging her about her bad breath. I thought it was normal. Everyone gets bad breath from time to time. You just have a mint don't you? Thats what chewing gum is for to freshen your breath. I never really suspected it could be anything more. To be honest, not many people told me I had bad breath. My mother would, but she's brutally honest. I used to think my mother just exaggerated about my bad breath, like she does about everything else. I always have chewing gum on me, not because of my breath but I suppose its just a habit. I would brush my teeth twice a day but I hadn't seen the dentist for at least two years. I don't know why to tell you the truth. Theres no excuses. I suppose I just live a busy life, and have two kids to look after and life gets in the way. You don't put yourself first sometimes even though you should.
Dental hygienist for fresh breath
My mum had told me to go to the dentist about my breath. After enough times of her saying it, I thought to myself that I probably should go for a routine check-up anyway. When I called up my dentist in Newport, I had the horror of finding they'd taken me off their NHS list. Apparently, I hadn't attended my last few check-ups they had sent reminders out for. I mean, I know I should have gone, but I wasn't purposely not attending them. I couldn't get the time off work. It was a bit of a wake-up call I think. I spent hours the following day trying to find a new practice who were taking on NHS patients. It wasn't an easy task I tell you. I came across your practice, Bamboo Dental. I called up and unfortunately you weren't taking on NHS patients. However, I noticed that Bamboo did evening and weekend appointments -something which really interested me. I cant really afford to take the time off work and my boss can be a bit of a nightmare with things like that. I hadn't really intended to go private but I saw that Bamboo did affordable payment plans, meaning that any treatment I had I would be able to pay off over a number of months. That didn't seem so bad really. I hadn't been to the dentist in a while but I didn't think Id need any major work doing. I thought I could just pay for the one off appointment while I was waiting for a new NHS dentist, and if I did need any work doing I could pay it off over a number of months.
Fresh breath - get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease
I booked an appointment with one of the dentists and let me tell you now, Im so glad I did. My dentist Cath revealed to me that I was suffering with gum disease. My instant thought was mouth wash as a quick fix. She told me that neglecting to come to the dentist had probably been a factor. She was really lovely and talked through my dental regime. She told me I should floss more often also. Id told her that my mother said I had bad breath. Cath explained that it was down to my gum disease. So my mother wasn't being nasty after all! Cath did a scale and polish for me and my teeth looked whiter and healthier. As soon as I got home my mother had noticed that my breath was already fresher. She was telling me to make sure I carried on going to the dentist. Im 42 but she still loves to give me a lecture!
Fresh Breath - Breath of fresh air
I was so impressed with my experience at Bamboo that Ive decided to stay a private patient. I feel like Im getting the very best treatment at Bamboo Dental by friendly and highly trained staff. The payment plans, on-site parking and flexible hours are a god send. Now Im continuing to see Cath and the hygienist to bring me back to a dentally fit state once more. If you, like Jenny, are suffering from bad breath and think you could benefit from a trip to Bamboo Dental, please call us on 02920 569769, or message us on our contact form.