Bad breath is a very common problem. Sometimes we don't recognize it ourselves; only our friends notice that something is wrong! In most cases the cause of this lies within the mouth.
The mouth is an excellent incubator and home for more than a hundred different species of bacteria. The products of their metabolism can result in unpleasant breath. It is even more common with those who have periodontial disease. During a professional scaling programme the oral hygienist will remove all the calculus. To achieve the best results we then have to change our cleaning habits, learn new techniques and use more effective instruments.