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Spit with blood in a sink drain
Spit with blood in a sink drain

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Halitosis and gum disease: what you need to know

Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath and there are many reasons why people might experience it. These can range from what we eat and drink, to how well we look after our teeth and gums. 

If you notice you have halitosis, it could also be a sign you are suffering from something more serious, like gum disease.

Illustration of bacteria within the gums, highlighted by a magnifying glass

Bleeding gums and halitosis

The build up of plaque bacteria is one of the main causes of bleeding gums (gingivitis). If bacteria are allowed to build up in your mouth, the gases produced can cause your breath to smell. Bacteria breaks down pieces of food in the mouth, and may release an unpleasant-smelling gas, causing bad breath.

Bad breath can be an embarrassing and unpleasant condition to suffer from, especially when it comes to interacting in social situations or when you want to get close to someone.

How parodontax could help

With twice daily brushing, parodontax Fluoride toothpaste is 4x more effective* at removing the build up of plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums. With twice daily brushing, it can help to keep gums healthy, teeth strong and gives you fresh breath everyday.

It’s important to remember, though, plaque is just one of a number of potential causes of halitosis, so make sure you speak to your dentist or hygienist if you have any concerns.

*Removes more plaque bacteria than a regular toothpaste, following a professional clean and twice daily brushing.