Bad breath, also known as halitosis, Is a foul-smelling breath usually caused by a combination of bacteria and food breakdown in the mouth. Bacteria living in the mouth thrive on food residues after each meal, secreting volatile sulphur compounds (VSC) which smell and taste unpleasant.
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Halitosis may signify underlying dental problems which are often undiagnosed. Consult your dentist to rule out dental deterioration or periodontal disorders to better protect your dentition in the long term. Occasionally halitosis is the only oral symptom of a more serious medical disorder; prompt medical attention is therefore highly recommended.
Halitosis also presents a social problem for many people. Some people are scared of their own breath all the time, and as a result they are afraid to get close to their loved ones. For the sake of you and your loved ones, book in your dental appointment today!