Dr Geoff Ross B.D.Sc (Qld)
Dr Adrien Shnier B.D.Sc (Melb)
Dr Isabel Zandegu B.BSc D.D.S (Melb)
Wattle Park Dental
1107 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills, VIC 3127

Tel: (03) 9890 7777

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Bad Breath | Wattle Park Dental - Melbourne Dental Clinic

Bad Breath Can Tell You More Than What You Had For Dinner – Identifying Gum Disease

Bad breath is caused by food particles or infections in the mouth. When this happens, the moist conditions inside the mouth allow bacteria to thrive and because of the humidity, the bacteria turn foul and exhibit a scent. This scent is what we identify as bad breath. Infections like gum disease and tooth decay are some of the leading reasons for bad breath and when the mouth is not cleaned for extensive periods of time this scent can become a permanent fixture in our mouths.