What is Bad Breath?
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a condition where patients have a bad odour coming from their mouths. It may be a rare temporary condition or it may be a chronic on-going condition.
What causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. The bacteria that forms between teeth when patients do not brush or floss regularly cause a bad smell. Garlic and other food with strong smells can contribute to halitosis. Smoking and some medications, including chemotherapy medications, cause halitosis. Patients who go on diets sometimes suffer halitosis and patients with a health condition called dry mouth, where the mouth does not produce sufficient saliva suffer halitosis. Fear of flying or public speaking, etc, can also trigger halitosis.
How is Bad Breath treated?
Dentists or dental hygienists will professionally clean teeth to treat halitosis. They will also give patients correct dental hygiene instructions to stop bad breath. They will treat dental problems like gum diseases to stop bad breath.
How long does recovery take after receiving a treatment for Bad Breath?
The recovery from halitosis depends on the cause and method used to treat bad breath. Some patients feel pain or sensitivity after professional dental cleaning but should recover within a day. Patients may take a week or two to recover from gum surgery. Patients with halitosis caused by smoking will recover a few weeks after ceasing smoking.
What after care is required after receiving a treatment for Bad Breath?
Patients should practice correct dental and oral hygiene. They should follow the advice of their dentist or hygienist correctly.
Why visit Makati City?
Why is Makati City a popular tourist destination?
Makati City is the financial hub of the Philippines. It is the location of many major banks and companies. It also has green spaces, large shopping malls and a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities for tourists. Makati City has a wide range of hotels from high end five star hotels to budget hotels, holiday rentals and self-catering apartments to suit all budgets.
Why is Makati City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Makati City has world class tertiary hospitals and specialist hospitals. They offer high quality specialized medical care and cosmetic surgery, general medical and dental services at affordable prices. Makati City has many spas and weight loss centres that cater to medical tourists. The staff at the hospitals are English speaking and most of the specialists have trained in the west. All the healthcare institutions are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and most of them are internationally accredited by the JCI and ISO.
How does a medical tourist get to Makati City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport serves Makati City. The airport is 8 kilometres from Makati City. There are taxis and shuttle buses that take visitors from the airport to Makati City. Some hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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