Bad breath is the result of sulfur producing bacteria that releases an unpleasant odour. About 2.4% of the adult population suffers from bad breath.
Aside from sulfur producing bacteria there are other causes of bad breath such as:
If at first you have tried to change lifestyle habits such as cutting down smoking or changing the foods you consume, avoiding foods such as onion, and bad breath is still persisting it is best to see your dentist as this may be a symptom of a serious underlying illness such as gum disease. We advise to keep your visits with your dentist regular, very 6 months. If your dentist is seeing you on a regular basis, this allows them to have the ability to maintain and prevent more serious conditions.
A dentist will assess the situation, diagnose and help create a plan to treat the cause of bad breath. The dentist may advise: