Bad breath (Halitosis) is usually a sign of poor oral hygiene although lots of
conditions are associated with it. Surely we all become self conscious when it
comes to our breath and no one wants to be remembered otherwise! Halitosis
can impact your social and close relationships and your overall self esteem.
Again it is prudent to first assess the cause of the bad breath – if it is due to dry
mouth the underlying medical condition should be addressed first. Proper
Scaling (cleaning) and polishing of teeth, good home hygiene measures are
crucial. Drinking plenty of water, having a well balanced diet, cessation of
smoking and good oral hygiene are suggested to combat this issue. At the
dentist, a good cleaning and polishing procedure is recommended and mostly
try not to forget your regular checkups to the dentist.