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Say Goodbye to Bad Breath and Hello to Confidence With Our Dental Treatments for Halitosis

Are you suffering from bad breath? It can make you self-conscious, make social situations awkward, and cause you to shy away from close interactions.

Halitosis or bad breath is not only embarrassing but can also be a sign that you have an underlying oral health problem. Left unmanaged, these can lead to even more serious health issues.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield can help identify the cause of your bad breath and recommend the ideal treatment. Whether you need a scale and clean or more comprehensive treatment, we can help get your oral health and confidence – back on track. Our team of dentists will work with you at every step so that you are satisfied with our care.

So, don’t suffer from bad breath any longer – make an appointment with us today!

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Common Causes of Bad Breath

Halitosis can be caused by different factors. The most common are:

Poor Oral Hygiene

This is the leading cause of bad breath. If you don't brush and floss regularly, food particles and bacteria can build up in your mouth, causing an unpleasant odour.


The chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco products can cause long-term bad breath.

Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

A common symptom of these two conditions is halitosis. The bacteria causing gum disease and tooth decay can also produce a bad smell.

Dry Mouth

Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a condition when you do not have enough saliva. When there is insufficient saliva to rinse away food and bacteria, you are more likely to have halitosis.


What you eat also affects your breath. Foods and drinks like coffee, garlic, onions, and spicy foods can lead to bad breath that lasts for several hours after consumption.

Health Conditions

Bad breath can indicate other health problems like diabetes, acid reflux, and kidney or liver disease.

Dental Services that Can Address
Bad Breath

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Scale and Clean

Professional scaling and cleaning can help remove the build-up of bacterial plaque causing your bad breath.

The skilled dental professionals at our clinic can give you a thorough scaling so you can achieve clean teeth and fresh breath.

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease causes bad breath and dental complications such as bleeding and swelling gums, jawbone loss, and tooth loss.

We provide management for this condition to prevent your bad breath and these serious problems from occurring.

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Tooth Extraction

If your severely damaged or decayed tooth is causing your bad breath and can no longer be saved, it will need to be removed.

The caring dentists at our clinic will ensure that this procedure is performed quickly and with as little discomfort as possible.

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Dental Fillings

The bacteria causing halitosis may also damage your teeth, leading to cavities.

Our clinic offers durable and natural-looking dental fillings to help freshen your breath and reduce tooth decay from progressing.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Bad Breath

One way to identify if your breath smells bad is to ask a close friend or family member for their honest opinion. You could also try licking the back of your hand and then smelling it, or breathing out into a cupped hand.

If you are still uncertain, visiting your dentist for a professional opinion is the ideal way to get an accurate diagnosis.

The most important thing your dentist will do is to figure out the underlying cause of your bad breath. Once it has been identified, they can recommend the most effective treatment options. Sometimes, you may just be advised to improve your oral hygiene and other habits. However, you may require treatment if your bad breath is due to a more serious condition.

Here are some tips for managing bad breath at home:

  • Practise good oral hygiene habits by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. You may also use a tongue scraper to help remove bacteria from your tongue.

  • Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after eating.

  • Avoid smoking and consuming foods and drinks that cause bad breath.

  • Drink plenty of water and chew sugar-free gum to keep your mouth moist.

  • If you have dentures, clean them regularly and make sure they fit properly.

  • Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

Yes, bad breath can sometimes signify other health problems. Diseases, infections, and certain medical conditions can cause halitosis. It can also be a side effect of certain medications.

If you are noticing other symptoms along with bad breath, it is important to see a physician to rule out any underlying health conditions. In some cases, when these are managed, bad breath resolves on its own.