(03) 5332 3043

29 Victoria Street, Ballarat

East VIC 3350 Australia

Bad Breath(Chronic Halitosis)

Bleeding gums are inflamed or irritated pink tissue around the mouth which bleed easily while brushing your teeth. If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, you might shrug it off thinking it is normal, but bleeding from the gums could at times signal for an underlying problem.

Periodontal (gum) disease often causes persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, and persistent bad breath may mean a sign that you have gum disease.

Sometimes bad breath also acts as an indicator that you have an infected tooth. An infected tooth invites bacteria to spread to other teeth, your blood, your sinuses, and even your brain.
Because of these potential causes, if you experience persistent bad breath, it’s important to see your dentist, especially if you notice bleeding or receding gums, pain, or a discolored tooth


Following reasons are listed below why a patient may be diagnosed with halitosis or Bad breath:


  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Dry Mouth
  • Poor oral health habits
  • Food particles or residues remains in the mouth after food intake
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco products
  • Yeast infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Chronic acid reflux


If you are experiencing persistent bad breath due to any above reasons,it is highly recommended that a patient should book an evaluation with the dentist to determine the underlying cause of their problem and discuss possible treatment. Conditions related to poor oral health and periodontal disease can be greatly reduced and fully treated.
Other conditions, such as upper respiratory infections and chronic acid reflux may be addressed with medications through a primary care physician. By working with our dental team, patients can learn about their condition and discuss appropriate treatment options that meet their needs and can help in reducing or eliminating their halitosis.

 If you are one of the people who is facing this situation need not to worry,patients are urged to visit a quality dental team BHD to determine the cause of their problem and learn about treatment options available to cure this.

Call the office on (03) 5332 3043 and start taking charge of your oral health and wellness today!

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