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Posted by OchRaKeR on July 17, 2019

All of us have suffered from bad breath at one time or another. The term for this condition is oral malodor. Surprisingly, most people with oral malodor are not aware of their problem breath. That's because our sense of smell has an amazing ability to adjust to odours. Unfortunately, there's no cure for 90% of oral malodor. It requires long-term control and management of this condition. Most people think that bad breath is a result of what's going on in our stomachs. But that's not the whole story. Most often, the actual odour is generated by bacteria that thrive in the mouth under the gums, and in the nooks and crannies on the teeth and the surface of the tongue. Left untreated these bacteria create volatile sulphur compounds that have a characteristic "rotten egg" smell. Most people would probably like their breath to be more pleasant than that. Our staff at Appleby Dental Care can provide you with a system that fights both the cause and the effect of halitosis.