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A Dentist’s Guide to Getting Rid of Bad Breath

Written by Dr Pradeep Sharma for Doctify

Bad breath or halitosis is considered to be a social taboo.  People are often stigmatized leading to embarrassment impacting the life of the individual and their relationships with others.

Lister House Dental Clinic’s UK trained and qualified dental team uses state-of-the-art technology to treat your bad breath.  We are proud to have a very high success rate and will be pleased to be giving you too a reason to smile. 

What causes bad breath?

In the vast majority of cases, bad breath originates in the mouth and may be caused by a variety of factors.   

Poor oral hygiene is usually the main cause. As bacteria builds up in the mouth they release certain gases which creates the bad breath.  Gum disease also leads to halitosis.

In addition, dry mouth, eating strongly flavoured foods, crash dieting, low-carbohydrate diets,  drinking alcohol and smoking can also lead to bad breath.

It can also occur after infection, disease, illness and/or if you are on certain medications.

At your first appointment at Lister House Dental Clinic, our expert dental team will investigate and diagnose the cause of your bad breath.  We will provide a tailored made treatment plan in order to eradicate your bad breath and instilling your confidence once again.


After we clinically diagnose your halitosis we are able to provide you with a bespoke oral health treatment plan letting you be one step closer to fresh and clean breath.

Always brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day for two minutes;  floss or use interdental brushes at least once daily.  Cleaning your tongue may also help.

Drink plenty of water to remain hydrated which keeps the saliva flowing.  Avoid sugary foods or drinks. Quit smoking which will not only help with the halitosis but also lead to improved oral health.

Most importantly let us expertly create your oral health plan which involves our dental team professionally cleaning your teeth and removing bacteria, plaque and biofilm. Some of our patients require extensive dental cleaning. We also provide personalised oral health advice.  Our patients not only having dazzling smiles but they also have fresh breath leading to improved self-esteem and confidence. Let us help you conquer the world…



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