Bad Breath in Salford

Bad breath is a very common problem and there are many different causes. Bad breath can be improved by following a daily oral hygiene regime and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control.

Causes of bad breath include:
  1. Chronic bad breath usually has an underlying medical cause such as throat, nose or lung infections and sinusitis, bronchitis, gastro-intestinal conditions or diabetes.
  2. Poor dental hygiene. Without regular brushing and flossing, bacteria and bits of food can get trapped in between your teeth, which release an unpleasant odour after some time.
  3. Smoking.
  4. Consuming strong, odorous foods like garlic, onions and coffee.

If you are aware that your breath is not as fresh as you would like it to be, make an appointment with the hygienist for some advice and assistance.

Life benefits

Fresh breath gives you confidence in social situations.

Indicates good oral health and clean teeth.

Healthy gums.


Visiting the hygienist on a regular basis is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. A qualified dental hygienist can provide a range of treatments to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. By having your plaque and tartar professionally removed, you can avoid the build-up of bacteria in hard-to-reach places which can cause cavities, gum disease and other conditions.

In addition to removing plaque and tartar, your hygienist can also brighten up your smile with scaling and polishing techniques. Plus, they can give you tailored advice on how to look after your teeth properly at home with the right diet and regime for maintaining good oral hygiene. By visiting a hygienist regularly you can ensure that your teeth remain healthy, clean and free from decay or disease.

The frequency of dental hygiene visits is based on individual needs and can vary from every 3 to 12 months. Discussing your unique oral health needs with your dentist or hygienist is important. If you have good oral health, preventive visits may be as infrequent as once a year. However, if you are prone to cavities or gum disease, more frequent cleanings may be recommended.

Your visit to the dental hygienist will usually start with an examination of your teeth and gums, followed by a professional cleaning. During the cleaning, your hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. This can help reduce the risk of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. After the cleaning, your hygienist may also polish your teeth and provide you with advice on how to keep your mouth healthy at home.

Dental hygienists are trained to perform a range of treatments including scaling and polishing, deep cleaning and root planing, fluoride treatments, and tartar control. They can also provide advice on how to brush and floss correctly, dietary recommendations, and preventive treatments such as sealants or mouthguard.

Good oral hygiene habits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day and rinsing with mouthwash are all important parts of an effective dental health routine. Regular brushing removes plaque and food debris that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, while flossing between your teeth helps remove food particles that can get stuck in tight spaces which a toothbrush can't reach. Rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash helps reduce bacteria levels in the mouth for fresh breath and also reduces the risk of gum disease.

Interdental brushes are designed to get into the tight spaces between your teeth and help remove plaque and food particles that can accumulate in these areas. Using an interdental brush regularly helps reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. It's important to choose the right size for your teeth so it can effectively clean the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth.

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