Bad breath

La mauvaise haleine.


Bad breath or halitosis affects around 65% of the population. Morning halitosis is caused by reduced saliva production during sleep, combined with reduced tongue and cheek movement. A balanced breakfast and brushing of the teeth and tongue will usually restore fresh breath. If bad breath persists, there are several possible causes:

  • Inflammation or disease of the gums;
  • Poor oral hygiene (poor brushing or flossing technique)
  • The presence of cavities and defective restorations;
    sources of infection;
  • Breathing through the mouth;
  • Smoking and alcohol;
  • Decreased salivary flow;
  • Oral infections such as thrush (candidiasis);
  • Food particles that get stuck between the teeth (crowding);
  • Accumulation of bacteria and food debris on the tongue.

It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly. If bad breath persists, consult us. Our team can diagnose the problem and give you sound advice on how to remedy the situation.