Bad Breath

Bad breath – also known as Halitosis – can be embarrassing and even develop anxiety for patients that are suffering from it.  No person is immune from bad breath but some patients are more likely to suffer from Halitosis.  If you excessively smoke, suffer from gum disease or dental decay, it’s likely that you are suffering from bad breath.  Here at Westbury Dental Clinic, we have a leading team of dental hygienists that offer treatments to freshen your breath up for the long-term, and not just for today.  Sometimes it’s a simple case of revisiting simple oral hygiene practices and in some cases but whatever you require, you can count us to restore your confidence.

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.


Most bad breath starts in your mouth but there are many common causes.  One of the leading causes, as previously mentioned, is poor dental hygiene.  If you fail to brush and floss daily, food particles will remain in your mouth and bacteria starts to form on your teeth.  Over time, when thorough oral hygiene practices aren’t followed, the problem multiples and you may notice your breath getting worse.  Furthermore, infections in the mouth are another common cause.  Bad breath can be caused by surgical wounds after oral surgery, such as tooth extractions or as a result of gum disease or tooth decay.  Other causes of bad breath include the following;-

  • Dry Mouth.
  • Medications.
  • Throat Conditions.
  • Lifestyle Choices.
  • Tobacco Products.
  • Other Diseases.

When should I see the hygienist?

If you have been told you have bad breath or you have noticed it yourself, we would first recommend you to look at your dental habits and lifestyle choices.  Take the time to make lifestyle choices that will improve your breath, such as brushing twice a day and flossing twice a day.  Using regularly dental floss or interdental brushes is also proven to help many patients who are suffering with bad breath.  If your bad breath is still persisting even after making these adjustments, we recommend visiting us at Westbury Dental Care.  We offer direct access to our dental hygienists so you can visit us at a time that suits you best from Monday to Saturday.

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.

How can dental hygienists help?

Our dental hygienists can offer a variety of treatments to help with bad breath.  Firstly, it’s important for our team to fully examine your mouth so we can identify what we think are the key causes.  Treatments that we offer at our fresh breath clinic include clean and polish, to antibiotics for throat bacteria.  By allowing and helping us to treat your bad breath, you will achieve fresh breath and restore confidence in all social and workplace interactions.  Our treatment plans for Halitosis is a partnership between you, your dental hygienist and Westbury Dental Care.

Contact Westbury Dental Care

Looking for direct access to local dental hygienists to solve your bad breath problems?  If so, get in touch with us today so we can explore treatment options for your bad breath.  Call us today directly on 020 8942 8943 or use our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly!