Oral Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore: Bad Breath

August 26, 2011

Dr. Brad Greenfield is an advocate of preventive dentistry. Good at-home dental hygiene, regular bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings, and eating right are just a few things you can do to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

Unfortunately, however, quality dental habits just aren’t enough sometimes.

Pay attention to what’s going on inside your mouth! Early detection is key to treating the problem, restoring your oral health, and protecting you from the onset of serious overall health problems that are often associated with oral conditions.

If you suffer from chronic bad breath, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry at (248) 693-6213 as soon as possible. Everyone experiences bad breath from time to time, but brushing and flossing (including brushing your tongue or using a tongue scraper) should take care of the embarrassing odor. If it doesn’t, it could be a sign of advanced gum disease.

To avoid this, all that’s needed is a quality dental hygiene regiment and regular six-month checkups and cleanings with your dentist. At these checkups, Dr. Greenfield will screen your mouth for signs of gum disease so that early treatment will be effective and you’ll never have to be embarrassed by foul-smelling breath.

If you think your bad breath is from more than just the food you eat, call Dr. Greenfield’s dental office to reserve an appointment, and stay tuned for more information about oral symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore.

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