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Bad breath

Halitosis, or simply bad breath, can be unpleasant and make you feel self-conscious. At Tandarts Jordaan, that is the last thing we want!
As one of the most frequent concerns of oral health, many patients seek our office for preventative measures and treatment of halitosis.

What is halitosis or bad breath?

Halitosis is described as sparse or frequent bad breath that is noticeable to the individual or others present. When patients come to seek dental care for halitosis, we will conduct a thorough oral exam to determine the cause of your halitosis. In most cases, halitosis is caused by poor oral hygiene, but it may be caused by lingering food particles, gum disease, or other medical conditions.

Treatments of halitosis and bad breath

For most individuals, halitosis can be treated or prevented by brushing their teeth and tongue with a fluoride toothpaste and tooth picking to remove plaque and food debris on teeth twice a day. There has been many studies that show proper oral hygiene habits significantly decrease gum bleeding as well as eliminate bad breath.

The importance of cleaning your tongue

Many individuals skip this step of your daily hygiene routine, but scraping or brushing your tongue is very important in battling bad breath. There are various tongue scrapers or toothbrushes available with a tongue cleaner on the back of the brush. After tooth brushing, flip the brush over and place the cleaner on the tongue to effectively remove odor-causing bacteria.

Management of halitosis and how to prevent bad breath

As always, it’s critical to visit your dentist regularly, which will help detect any physical complications that may cause halitosis. Routine cleanings also eliminate built up plaque and bacteria. If you believe you suffer from bad breath, your dentist can help identify the source, and provide ways to prevent or treat your concerning oral condition. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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About Tandarts Jordaan

At Tandarts Jordaan, your Amsterdam dental clinic, we treat a wide variety of dental problems related to the teeth, mouth and jaw. We provide in-depth treatment planning with low radiation digital x-rays, aesthetic and cosmetic dental options, as well as specialist treatments such as root canal treatments, dental implants, crowns and bridges. If you need emergency dental treatment options you can call our office and schedule an appointment promptly.

The staff at Tandarts Jordaan consists of experienced dentists and licensed dental assistants who will make your comfort and satisfaction their number one priority. Patients are continually monitored during treatment, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Award winning Amsterdam dental practice
A dentist appointment might not be your preferred appointment however we have tried to make the practice pleasant and inspiring while at the same time state-of-the-art, offering the latest dental and hygiene solutions.

Government controlled dentist prices
If you wonder if the prices at Tandarts Jordaan are higher then in other practices, you can rest assured. The Dutch dental prices are government controlled which means that your dental treatments will cost the same at each Dutch dental practice.

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