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Stamford House 22 Victoria Road Hartlepool TS26 8DD

Fresh Breath

Bad breath is one of the most common dental problems, and the causes are many. The causes of bad breath can be many. Fortunately, thanks to Bentley Mathieson Dental Clinic, you can have a brilliantly fresh breath with our fantastic hygiene team.

Jeni Hart reviewed on

Huge thank you to Lucinda! She is fantastically patient and kind. During our visit today she was brilliant with my 12 year old and explained all the equipment and what she was doing. My daughter said on the way home that it made a massive difference to her as she felt more relaxed and less afraid – a huge improvement on our previous dentist! Thank you!

Some patients report persistent bad breath, often caused by underlying health issues like sinusitis, bronchitis, diabetes or nose, throat and lung infections. 

Some foods, like garlic, onion and coffee, can also cause or exacerbate bad breath. Other than food, things like tooth decay, infections or even gum disease can cause bad breath, so you should always call us if you think there’s a problem with your breath.

Bad breath can also be a symptom of poor dental hygiene. Miss out on regular brushing and flossing, and bacteria will soon collect in the spaces between the teeth causing unpleasant odours.

With proper daily care and hygiene, you can prevent plaque build-ups that cause bad breath. You can also keep your breath fresher by avoiding sugary foods and drinks.

Dental Hygienist in Hartlepool

If you already suffer from bad breath, regular appointments with our hygiene team can help you keep plaque under control.

Our hygiene team can ensure that minor diseases like gingivitis don’t develop into anything more severe like periodontitis.

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For more information on dental hygiene appointments and bad breath treatments, call us on 01429 221 353 or contact us.

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Fresh Breath FAQs

How much do dental hygiene appointments cost?

Prices can vary depending on different aspects of your case. You should contact our team today to find out what the best treatments options are for you.

Who can get a dental hygiene appointment?

Pretty much anyone can benefit from dental hygiene appointments; you should contact our practice to arrange a consultation with us and determine how eligible you are.

How do I get rid of bad breath?

You should always keep up a regular and healthy oral hygiene routine. By looking after your smile with brushing and flossing, you can extend your oral health’s longevity. That said, it’s essential to receive advice from dental hygienists to prevent future dental problems.

Do dental hygiene appointments hurt?

No, usually, a hygiene appointment will involve assessing your smile’s hygiene and performing any routine cleaning treatments.

How can I avoid bad breath?

You can avoid many things to lessen permanently bad breath; you could prevent dry mouth, adjust your diet, floss at least once a day, and brush at least twice a day. 

You should also brush your tongue, regularly replace your toothbrush and brush after eating. You should also attend check-ups with your dentist or hygienist.

Can bad breath be a sign of something serious?

Bad breath is a sign that you need to up your oral hygiene, and you can do that by brushing and flossing more as well as visiting a hygienist such as our team here at Bentley Mathieson Dental Clinic. 

Bad breath isn’t a cause for concern, but infections or chronic inflammation in the throat, sinus or nose can contribute to postnasal drip, contributing to bad breath. THat’s why you should always make sure you get checked by a professional at the first sign that something is wrong.

How do I know if I have bad breath?

A simple trick is to lick the inside of your wrist, and if it smells odd, you should probably make an appointment with us. Or you can ask a very trusted friend to tell you.