7 Things your Mouth says about your Health – Breath

photo courtesy of www.freedigitalphotos.net A fresh smile and fresh breath are essential

Day 1 Your dentist can smell something …. less than minty-fresh breath!

Poor breath is potentially a sign of poor oral hygiene or gum disease.

The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Bad breath can also be a sign of a sinus infection. Your dentist may be able to tell if the odour is noticeable when you breathe out through your nose.

Or it could point to acid reflux, or sleep apnoea – people with sleep apnoea are more likely to breathe through their mouths at night, resulting in a dry mouth. Dry mouth equals bad breath.

Dr Batavia our principal says “Other possible reasons include diabetes, alcohol abuse, or low immunity. All underlying health conditions which may have to be investigated by the GP.”

How we can help: if it is a case of poor oral hygiene or gum disease, your dentist or dental hygienist will take the necessary steps to help you, if not then they will refer you to your GP or doctor.