Clinical Services Stanley Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Centre

  • Bad Breath (Halitosis)

    • Numerous patients present to Dr Stanley with bad breath problems which cause social embarrassment.
    • A thorough ENT / Endoscopic examination to rule out ENT causes like Cryptic Tonsillitis, Sinusitis or dental caries is essential.
    • After all these medical causes are excluded, a halitosis management programme is instituted.
  • Halitosis Management Programme

    • Basically, it is believed that micro-bacteria reside in the crevasses of the tongue, tongue base and gingiva.
    • These interact with residual food producing sulphide gases leading to bad breath.
    • Patients are advised to scrape the tongue with a tongue scraper twice a day in addition to the use of an oxidising mouth wash and special toothpaste to neutralise the smelly odour.

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