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Gum Disease & Bad Breath

Periodontal Treatment (Gum Care)

Did you know? Bacteria thrive in your gums and their presence poses a harmful threat for a chronic oral infection. When bacterial presence is detected, the body launches an inflammatory response which can be harmful to your whole system.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease can produce a number of noticeable symptoms; however, it is important to note that the condition may be present without exhibiting any signs at all. This makes it even more vital to ensure that you visit regularly for routine check-ups and professional dental cleanings.
The symptoms of gum disease may include:
  • Swollen or inflamed gums
  • Gum recession
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Loose/shifting teeth
  • A change in the way the mouth bites down

Gum Care

The most effective way to prevent periodontitis is good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. It is recommended to follow the schedule we provide you and if you notice any symptoms, make an appointment with our office today.
Remember that the sooner you seek professional care, the better the chances of reversing any damage that periodontitis can cause.
If you suspect you may have symptoms of gum disease, please contact us today to schedule an oral exam. One of our seasoned dentists can determine whether you are suffering from the condition and talk with you about treatment options that can help.

Halitosis (Bad Breath Care)

Having chronic bad breath can be troublesome as it can affect your confidence and can cause social anxiety. Most store-bought dental care products don’t address the root cause of bad breath.
Bad breath isn’t only caused by eating certain foods with a strong aroma. Most of the time, it can be associated with other dental problems such as cavities and gum disease. These conditions promote bacterial growth, thus further causing bad breath or halitosis.
  • Food. Eating foods with strong smell such as durian, garlic, onions and other spices can cause bad breath. Not only that but the breakdown of food particles in your mouth can allow bacteria to thrive and motivate foul odor.
  • Smoking. Smokers and oral tobacco users are more likely to have gum disease which could also lead to bad breath.
  • Poor dental hygiene. Food particles could remain in your mouth if you don’t brush or floss regularly. This can result in plaque buildup which may lead to tooth decay, and gum infection. Plaque can trap bacteria that can produce foul odor therefore causing bad breath.

Bad Breath Care

Although oral malodor (bad breath) has multiple origins, the most common cause is decaying teeth and gum disease. This is why offensive breath treatment must start with optimum dental health. Daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleaning, will normally take care of unpleasant breath. And don’t forget your often overlooked tongue as a culprit for bad breath.
For more information regarding our halitosis treatment options, please contact Gateway Village Dental today and a member of our dental team will answer any questions you may have.
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