The Connection Between Gum Disease And Bad Breath

Posted by ridgetopdental on January 15th, 2016

Chronic halitosis or bad breath can affect a person’s social and professional life quite negatively. When it comes to treating bad breath, most of us turn to over the counter solutions. However, the solution may not be that simple. In most of the people, bad breath or halitosis is caused due to gum disease, which can only be treated by an expert dentist. In this article by Ridgetop Dental International Pvt Ltd-the leading dental clinic in Bangalore, we will discuss gum disease as the cause of bad breath and some ways to treat it.

How does gum disease cause bad breath?

Gum disease is caused by excessive build-up of plaque, which is a sticky substance, caused by accumulation of bacteria on teeth. Plaque can be prevented with the help of daily brushing and flossing habits; and routine professional cleanings during your dental visits. Unfortunately, due their busy lifestyles and dental anxiety, people not just give dental visits a miss, but also skip brushing and flossing on regular basis, resulting in the leftover plaque hardening into a substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed through brushing and flossing and this problem if not addressed on time, can lead to inflammation of gums and pocket formation between your gums and teeth. Odour producing bacteria thrives in these pockets, producing a sulphur compound, which is the cause of foul odour, which contributes to bad breath.

Why early treatment of gum disease is important?

If gum disease is left untreated, the bacteria will migrate to the other soft tissues of your mouth, making bad breath even worse.

Keep in mind that gum disease is caused by lack of good oral hygiene, so never ignore your oral health. Practice good oral hygiene and visit a good dentist regularly. Gum disease, if taken lightly causes not just bad breath, but also makes treatment more difficult. According to Ridgetop Dental International’s experts, most of the people who are advised root canal treatment in Bangalore, are the ones who chose to put dental appointments on hold when they experienced problems initially.

Treatments for Bad Breath

The most effective treatment for bad breath is ‘prevention’. Mouth rinses and sprays can cover bad breath, but they do not cure it. So, here is what you need to do in order to prevent gum disease and bad breath:

  • Regular at-home brushing and flossing
  • Rinsing your mouth with a recommended anti-microbial mouthwash
  • Periodontal treatments, such as scaling and planning at a good dental clinic.
  • Twice-a-year professional cleanings

How can Ridgetop Dental International Pvt Ltd help you?

Gum disease is one of the major causes of bad breath. Fortunately, it can be easily treated, if caught in its early stages. According to the experts at Ridgetop Dental International, even in its most advanced stage, Periodontitis or gum disease can be controlled, and bad breath can be treated. So, it is very important to visit an experienced dentist and have its underlying cause diagnosed. Ridgetop Dental’s expert dentists in Bangalore will help you overcome bad breath and embarrassment caused due to it by carefully examining your oral health. They will then offer you a variety of effective solutions based on your individual case.

Learn More about Gum Disease and Bad Breath and get customized solutions, according to your case. Schedule an appointment with Ridgetop Dental International’s experts today, visit-

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