Advice for combating halitosis

Keeping your breath fresh to keep relationships sweet!

Any trip to a chemist should convince the person that there are multiple ways that you can keep teeth clean, teeth free of sensitivity and keep your breath smelling fresh. In this small article the focus is on some of the main ways to have fresh smelling breath.

Fresh Breath

If you are worried about suffering from halitosis (bad breath) then the first thing to try to enable you to get rid of the problem is to purchase a mouthwash. There are a wide range of mouthwash products on market. For example (so long as you use twice daily) 'Listerine' promises 24 hour minty fresh smelling breath. Meanwhile 'Dentyl Active Smooth Mint Mouthwash' fights 'severe' cases of bad breath. And there are also several toothpastes on the market that are clinically proven to vanquish bad breath. However if these products (and similar other products such as Oral Rinse) fail to solve the problem then you need to visit your dentist to get to the root of the problem. 

By visiting your local dentist in Burton you should finally be able to rid yourself of this unpleasant problem; one which can cause a loss of confidence and also your social life and even possibly your relationships.


It is quite possible and common that your halitosis problem could be related to gum disease, tooth decay or smoking. Of course, if it is the latter then you now have another reason to quit a very unhealthy habit. We know (at this stage) that it is not a problem related to non-use of a mouthwash as you will have already tried that and eliminated that as a possibility. So if you do not smoke that leaves the fore-mentioned gum disease and/or tooth decay. Other possibilities are diet and dry mouth.


The dentist should be able to help eliminate the problem that is causing your breath problems, especially if the cause is gum disease or tooth decay. 

Your dentist may initially use a dental water jet on your mouth which removes bacteria between teeth and beneath the gum-line. However he may also recommend changes that you (the patient) will have to make if you wish to be free of halitosis. This could concern changes in diet, quitting smoking, switching toothbrushes (perhaps to an electrical toothbrush) and attending regular dental check-ups. 

Once you have got to the root of the issue, it should not be difficult to keep the health of your mouth maintained and prevent the problem of halitosis reoccurring.