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Gum Disease – the most likely cause of bad breath

Study links Gum Disease as the most likely cause of bad breathe. Please speak to our dental teams if you are concerned.

The study, by Robin Seymour, a leading periodontologist and Emeritus Professor of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University, identifies gum disease is the most common cause of nasty niffs.

Levels of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) — the foul-smelling gases and toxins responsible for bad breath — are twice as high in people with peridontal problems as they are in those with good oral health.People who are convinced their breath smells, even though there is no evidence of an issue, have been found to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva

People who are convinced their breath smells, even though there is no evidence of an issue, have been found to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva

The study, by Robin Seymour, a leading periodontologist and Emeritus Professor of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University, identifies gum disease is the most common cause of nasty niffs.

Levels of volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) — the foul-smelling gases and toxins responsible for bad breath — are twice as high in people with periodontal problems as they are in those with good oral health.

 


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