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Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it’s surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won’t eliminate the problem, let’s look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the […]


Tips for Fresher Breath

Did you know, that bacteria grows in your mouth?  Yuk!  But it’s true.  Bacteria is a main cause for bad breath.  Fluoride kills some bacteria, so be sure you’re using a toothpaste or mouth wash that contains fluoride.  A toothpaste that boasts it contains mouthwash isn’t going to give you cleaner teeth, but it will […]


Mouthwash Wonders

Did you know that mouthwashes can do more than just give you good breath?! Some contain antiseptic agents that reduce plaque and prevent gingivits, both of which can cause bad breath, as stated by the American Dental Association. It is best to use mouthwash in the evening after you have flossed and brushed your teeth and […]


Bleeding Gums

Do you have bleeding gums? Bad breath and gum recession are not the only things you need to be worried about if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. As stated by Dr. Donal Clem, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, “The inflammatory response from gum disease my increase harmful chemicals circulation in […]


Can kids have bad breath?

Persistant bad breath in young children rarely originates in the mouth, unless the child has an abscessed tooth.  If your child complains of a toothache and has bad breath, then see a pediatric dentist right away. But, if your little one is not in pain but bad breath persists, you have other medical concerns to […]


Bad Breath

Persistent dry mouth, called xerostomia, occurs when the flow of saliva decreases.  This is usually due to medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems.  The enzymes in saliva help to clean the mouth and break down food particles that are known to cause odor.  To get saliva flowing again, try sucking on sugarless […]


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