Bad Breath Treatment in London


Successfully treating halitosis for over 30 years

Do you need bad breath treatment in London?


Have you been told that you suffer from bad breath or suspect that you may have bad breath? It’s nothing to be ashamed about.

In fact, most people experience bad breath at some point in their lives, and 30 percent of the population suffers from chronic bad breath or halitosis.

We understand that bad breath is a delicate subject for most people, and for this reason, we treat it with sensitivity. We have an extremely high success rate for bad breath cases and are confident that we can help you eliminate your problem.

The vast majority of bad breath cases – nearly 90 percent – are caused by periodontal disease or gum disease. We are uniquely capable of providing bad breath and halitosis treatment because we’re experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.

If you are wondering whom you can turn to for a solution to your bad breath, the answer is really quite simple – The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry.

What leads to bad breath?

There are a number of reasons why you may be suffering from bad breath, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, almost everyone will struggle with bad breath at some point in their lifetime, the key is to know what sorts of things cause it so you can be better equipped to find the best halitosis treatment in the UK.

Some of the most common causes of bad breath or halitosis, include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor oral hygiene, which can lead to a build-up of bacteria
  • Eating specific foods that smell strongly, including onions and garlic
  • Drinking beverages which can leave behind a smell, such as coffee
  • Some medications can cause bad breath
  • Medical conditions such as lung infections or diabetes
  • Lifestyle habits, including smoking and drinking
  • A dry mouth

The good news is that once you’ve identified the cause of your bad breath, you can start with the proper treatment straight away.

Bad breath and cancer

There’s a connection between some types of cancer and the common symptom of bad breath or halitosis. These cancers include:

  • Oral 
  • Oropharyngeal (throat)
  • Laryngeal 

While not common and not something you should worry about, coming in to see our dental professionals is a good way to figure out the cause of your bad breath and stop it in its tracks – regardless of the source. 

Diabetes and bad breath

Another health condition that can cause bad breath is diabetes.

Patients living with diabetes are more prone to periodontal (gum) disease or frequently have a high level of ketones in the blood, called diabetic ketoacidosis. 

Periodontal disease can cause damage to the blood vessels, which can affect the gums and teeth – making them more prone to weakness and infection. This, alongside increased glucose levels in the mouth, can promote bacterial growth, infection, and bad breath, as well as making gum disease more severe and harder to treat.

 Diabetic ketoacidosis is caused by excess ketones, which happens when the body burns fat instead of sugar for energy – something that is common if the body can’t make insulin. 

This can lead to a rise in ketones in the blood and urine, which can affect how your breath smells.

What are the effects of bad breath?

Although incredibly common, bad breath can have some negative side effects. The most common effects of bad breath that we’ve heard from our patients include:

  • Feeling too embarrassed to socialise
  • Feeling dirty or unclean
  • Feeling too ashamed to pursue romantic connections
  • Faster progression of gum disease

Halitosis could also serve as a signifier of other more serious underlying health issues, which is why it’s always advised that you see your dentist as soon as you notice persistent bad breath that’s not going away with brushing.

What is halitosis treatment?

If you are living with bad breath or halitosis, you understand better than most how it can make you feel. 

Put a stop to insecurity and seek bad breath treatment from LCCD. 

Although treatment depends on each patient and their unique dental and health circumstances, common halitosis treatment can include:

  • Stopping the progression of gum disease with a professional tooth and gum clean
  • More strategic periodontitis treatment, which can be achieved with non-surgical methods, laser, or in severe cases, surgical intervention. 

Before your treatment can begin, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth and discuss your overall health and wellbeing with you, including any medications you take regularly, as part of your bad breath appointment. 

At this point, a bespoke treatment plan will be devised and reviewed with you, to clear up your bad breath as soon as possible. 

Is halitosis contagious?

It is a common misconception that halitosis is contagious. 

However, if your halitosis or bad breath is caused by bacteria, it is possible to share this bacteria with others through close oral contact. 

Why choose LCCD for bad breath treatment in London?

We have a highly skilled team of dentists who can produce amazing results with our various dental and cosmetic treatments. 

We have been providing cosmetic dentistry services for over 35 years, and Dr Druian is the number one cosmetic dentist for celebrities like the cast of Made in Chelsea as well as pop star Iggy Azalea. We offer complete smile makeovers in London using a bespoke combination of cosmetic treatments and advanced technology, whatever your dental needs are.

Working with Professors in dentistry in Phoenix Arizona, Dr Mervyn Druian set up the UK’s first London Cosmetic Fresh Breath Centre in 1990. Dr. Druian’s keen interest in eliminating the causes of gum disease and tooth decay instigated the development of a concept that was unique in its approach to dealing with the much-needed yet much-evaded issue of bad breath. 

We’re proud to be leaders in the cosmetic dentistry industry, delivering the highest quality, customised treatments with the best technology available.


Bad Breath Treatment FAQs


Dr Mervyn Druian, founder of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, has been recommending UltraDEX products for years to treat bad breath. Here he answers some of our most asked questions:

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