Updated: Sep 25, 2018
A dentist should be the first person you call if you are experiencing persistent bad breath. Moonlight Dental Surgery in Slough has a highly experienced general dental team who are passionate about preventative dentistry. This means stopping problems before they start whenever possible, and nipping them quickly in the bud if they do start to take hold. Of course, this includes the socially embarrassing issue of bad breath.
Halitosis, to give it its official name, has a large number of causes. Temporary bad breath usually isn’t anything to worry about – dietary factors including onions, garlic, spices, and coffee can temporarily cause an unpleasant smell to your breath, and can be tackled by brushing your teeth after every meal.
Coughs, colds, and sinus infections also sometimes have bad breath as a side effect, and should clear up as you recover. Persistent bad breath, however, is a matter for your dentist.
The main cause of halitosis is inadequate dental hygiene, allowing plaque bacteria to build up on or between your teeth, where they start to release pungent gases.
Moonlight Dental Surgery in Slough offers full hygiene services, provided by your dentist. As well as professionally cleaning your teeth with a scale and polish, to remove all traces of plaque, your Slough dentist will provide you with customised advice designed to help you improve your home care routine so that the problem can be avoided in the future.
Bad breath is one of the early indicators of gum disease. There are two forms of gum disease; gingivitis, which is experienced by most people at some point, and periodontitis, which is far more serious and can ultimately result in tooth loss.
Regular visits to your dentist at our Slough surgery can help to prevent gum disease, and/or stop it becoming serious. Certain groups, such as pregnant women, are more at risk of gum disease because of hormonal changes in the body; your dentist will provide customised care and advice for the treatment and management of the condition.
We welcome both NHS and private dental patients at our Slough clinic, because we believe everyone deserves excellent oral healthcare.