How can bad breath be treated?
As bad breath is almost always caused by a problem in the mouth, it is helpful to visit a dentist or hygienist. Do not try to mask the odour before the visit – it needs to be as typical as possible.
If there is any dental treatment required to treat gum disease or reduce food stagnation areas, this will be carried out.
Most bad breath is as a result of gum disease and treatment of the gum disease by scaling and polishing the teeth and teaching a good home oral care routine will help reduce the bad breath.
If no oral cause can be identified by your dentist they may suggest that you a attend a clinic that specialises in breath odours, or that you visit your doctor.
Some people become excessively concerned about bad breath, in which case counselling can help put what may in reality be a minor problem into perspective.