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Bad Breath in Melbourne CBD

man inspects his teeth in mirrorAt Collins Dental Image, we want you to be happy with every aspect of your smile and oral health—including your breath! We understand that bad breath can be an embarrassing problem, which is why it’s important to have a checkup to determine the underlying cause and correct it before it leads to more serious problems.

With our central location in Melbourne CBD and our no-wait guarantee, we make getting the high quality personalised dental care you and your family need convenient and hassle-free.


What Causes Bad Breath?

There is a difference between occasional bad breath and chronic halitosis. Our experienced clinicians will talk with you about your specific situation and conduct a thorough examination to help determine the underlying cause of your condition. Some common causes of breath issues are:

  • Food particles and bacteria on the teeth or crowns
  • Plaque bacteria on the teeth, tongue and under your gums
  • The use of tobacco products
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Dry mouth
  • Poor oral hygiene habits

How We Can Help

With a longstanding commitment to preventative care through our hygienist-led program, our goal is always prevention and early intervention first, so your hygienist or oral health therapist will explain ways of preventing breath issues from arising, such as:

When the problem is already present, we’ll talk with you about various treatment options. Mouthwashes may help in some cases. In other situations, the problem may be caused by an underlying medical condition, such as sinus or throat infections or lung disease that must be addressed first for your halitosis to subside. We have a highly experienced and trusted referral network at our disposal should we suspect any of these underlying issues need to be assessed.

The Importance of Routine Checkups

When you come in regularly for a checkup and clean, we can identify problems before they escalate. We will also let you know if you’re missing areas when you’re brushing and flossing to help minimise the buildup of odour-causing bacteria in the mouth.

In addition, these regular checkups can help us identify issues like gum disease before they reach advanced stages that are more difficult to address. We achieve this as we use precise measurements to check gum health and carefully monitor it to ensure you stay healthy.

Get Help for Your Halitosis Today

Bad breath may be an important clue that something more serious is happening with your health, so don’t ignore it! Contact us today to book in for an appointment.


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Bad Breath Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9650 6622