Why Does My Breath Smell?

Q. I have been told there is a smell off my breath. I brush twice a day and use mouthwash so why does my breath smell?

A. The early symptoms of gum disease often go unnoticed, yet in its later stages it can cause teeth to become loose and even fall out. Your hygienist can help to bring gum disease under control, and will give help and advice on how to care for your teeth and gums, and how to avoid issues such as bad breath.

Seeing the dentist regularly is an essential part of preventive care too. They examine your mouth carefully for signs of any areas of concern, from decay and erosion to mouth cancer. By seeing them as often as is recommended, they can spot any issues at an early stage.