Bad Teeth

Don’t let bad breath ruin your confidence

Halitosis, the medical name for bad breath, is caused by sulphur producing bacteria in the mouth. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause such as dry mouth, smoking , gum disease, nasal or sinus infections.

Good oral hygiene such as brushing the teeth and tongue at least twice a day, flossing and using an antibacterial mouthwash daily are important ways to combat halitosis.

Symptoms can include:

White coating on the tongue
Dry mouth
PIaque build up
Constant sour, bitter metallic taste
Excessive mucous
Post-nasal drip
Morning bad breath and a burning tongue
Thick saliva and a need to constantly clear your throat
PK Dental has its own specialist Periodontist who is specifically trained in the diagnosis of periodontal diseases, which halitosis falls under.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed you can request an appointment with one of our Periodontists who are specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.