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Causes and Meanings of Bad Breath

October 17, 2016
Posted By: Mountain West Smiles
Montrose CO Dentist | Bad Breath

If you suspect you have bad breath, the best way to get an honest answer is at the dental office. Relying on your friends and family to be honest about bad breath is not always the best plan because they may be hesitant to hurt your feelings by mentioning bad breath.

If you are looking for a dentist in Montrose, CO, Dr. Ken Cory is here to help you achieve excellent oral health and fresh breath.

Causes and Meanings behind Bad Breath

In dentistry, we are not referring to the kind of bad breath that comes from garlic or onions, which is temporary. We are referring to bad breath caused by bacteria and an active periodontal infection in your gums.

An infection causes bad breath that cannot be addressed by breath mints, mouthwash, or gum. These things only mask the odor temporarily and do not address the problem or cause.

Periodontal disease is a serious infection in your gums caused by bacteria that collect, often due to neglect, lack of professional care, or medical conditions such as dry mouth. Not only does gum disease cause bad breath, it also puts your systemic health at risk and has been linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and respiratory infections.

At Mountain West Smiles, we address bad breath at the root of the problem. You will receive a periodontal evaluation and recommended treatment to restore the health of your gums. This often includes professional dental cleanings combined with improved home care.

Book a Cleaning with our Montrose CO Office!

Addressing your bad breath problem can not only improve your social life but also protect your overall health. If you are looking for a dentist in Montrose, CO who will be honest about your dental conditions, give us a call! Our professional team will find a solution that gives you fresh breath and a healthy smile!

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