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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Causes of bad breath

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 troublesome, like gum disease.

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Bleeding gums and halitosis

There are a number of causes of bad breath. The build-up of plaque bacteria around, on and in between your teeth is one of them. This is because when the bacteria breaks down pieces of food in your mouth, it may release an unpleasant smelling gas. 

Halitosis can therefore 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 Corsodyl could help

With twice daily brushing, Corsodyl 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 than a regular toothpaste, following a professional clean and twice daily brushing. Excludes Corsodyl Toothpaste Whitening variant.