My friends say that my breath smells; I notice my teeth moving a little. What is going on?

If you notice your teeth becoming mobile or loose it is most likely due to gum disease. Gum disease is caused by chronic bacteria causing gum and supportive jaw bone loss. As the supportive structures become severely infected, the bacteria cause a foul odour resulting in bad breath.

Gum disease is easily prevented with proper oral hygiene and twice yearly check-ups. The effects of gum disease is unfortunately irreversible but can be halted relatively quickly with correct treatment and management.

If you think you may have a problem, contact Healthy Smile Centre for a personalised assessment and advice.