A deep clean reduces bad breath along with plaque and bacteria and will also prevent gum diseases like gingivitis.
A dentist may schedule a deep cleaning every one to two years depending on the shape and formation of your gums. Sometimes deep cleanings are included in a regular cleaning
Additionally, teeth cleaning can remove any food particles that may be stuck in between teeth, which can also contribute to bad breath. However, it’s important to address any underlying causes of bad breath, such as gum disease or dry mouth, in order to fully resolve the issue.
Causes of bad breath
There are several common reasons for bad breath that are not related to poor oral hygiene, including:
- Diet: Certain foods, such as garlic, onions, and spicy foods, can cause bad smell of breath.
- Dry mouth: Saliva helps to wash away bacteria and food particles in the mouth, so when the mouth is dry, there is an increased risk of bad breath.
- Tobacco use: Smoking and other forms of tobacco use can cause bad breath and other oral health problems.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as sinus infections, respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal problems, can cause bad breath.
- Medications: Some medications can cause dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath. Additionally, some medications can release chemicals that are carried in the breath.
- Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can cause dry mouth and bad breath.
- Stress: Stress can cause changes in the body that lead to bad breath.
- Dental problems: Dental issues, such as gum disease, cavities, and infections, can cause bad breath.
It’s important to identify the underlying cause of bad breath and address it with the help of a healthcare professional.
How teeth cleaning can help
- Teeth cleaning, whether done at home or by a dental professional, can remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums, which can contribute to bad breath.
- Teeth cleaning can also remove any food particles that may be stuck in between teeth, which can cause bad breath.
- Regular teeth cleaning is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing bad breath.
Other ways to improve bad breath
Other ways to improve bad breath include:
- Brushing and flossing regularly
- Cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper
- Using mouthwash or an antiseptic rinse
- Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Chewing sugar-free gum or mints
- Avoiding foods and drinks that can cause bad breath such as garlic, onions, and coffee.
Teeth cleaning can be an effective way to improve bad breath giving one fresh breath, by removing plaque, bacteria, and food particles from the teeth and gums making the mouth clean.
However, it’s important to address any underlying causes of bad breath, such as poor oral hygiene, gum disease, or dry mouth.
In addition to teeth cleaning, other strategies such as using mouthwash, staying hydrated, avoiding certain foods and drinks, and quitting smoking can also be helpful.
If you’re concerned about your bad breath, be sure to talk to our dental professionals l for personalized advice and recommendations and also book a teeth cleaning appointment with us.