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Gum Disease

Bad breath can indicate problems with your teeth and gums.

Sometimes bad breath is caused by things we eat such as garlic, coffee, alcohol, onions and tobacco. But, if you have constant bad breath not related to food products, you may have gum disease.

In gum disease, bacteria and their byproducts break down bone and gum tissues and produce sulfur compounds, which can cause the breath to have a strong odor.

Good brushing and flossing, along with antimicrobial rinses, can control these compounds and their offensive odors.

We always look for signs of gum disease during your checkups, so that we can help you prevent these unpleasant symptoms before they occur.