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Are You Self Conscious About Your Bad Breath? We Can Help!

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Factors That Affect Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a result of poor dental hygiene but can also be a sign of other health problems.

Factors that affect bad breath include:

  • Food
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Lifestyle Habits
  • Gum Disease
  • Dry Mouth
  • Chronic Illness
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Bad Breath May Indicate It Is Time to Visit the Periodontist

Every person experiences bad breath (also called halitosis) at some point in his or her life. Often, the bad breath is caused by eating or drinking a certain food or beverage. After brushing and oral rinses, the odor goes away.

However, for people who have bad breath even after brushing and flossing, there is usually something amiss. Dr. Alejandro Kovacs and Dr. Tom M. Smith treat patients with halitosis in Longview, TX because we understand that bad breath can be a sign that problems are occurring within the oral environment.

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Why Dental Related Bad Breath Happens

Unlike bad breath caused by what we ingest, bad breath caused by dental problems is usually the result of bacteria that have accumulated between the gums and teeth. No matter how much a patient brushes or flosses, this bacterial buildup cannot be removed. This is why Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Smith often recommend gum surgery techniques, such as the LANAP® laser protocol, to address the causes of halitosis in Longview, TX.
Using advanced technologies like LANAP® laser gum treatment, we can clean between the gums and the teeth where “pockets” have formed. After these pockets have been thoroughly cleansed, the gums can be encouraged to adhere back to the teeth. This helps to avoid the progression of gum disease, as well as eliminates the bacteria that cause bad breath.
The majority of the time, halitosis is caused by oral bacteria. However, such a symptom can also be the result of respiratory conditions, diabetes, and acid reflux, among other health conditions.
Please know that although bad breath can be an embarrassing symptom, it is essential for you to take the first step and make a consultation with Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Smith in Longview, TX to discuss your concerns. Together, we can discover how to make your halitosis an experience of the past, and improve the health of your teeth and gums for the future.

 As a new patient to our practice, we like to start by getting to know you better.

This begins with a thorough exam that introduces the patients to what a healthy mouth consists of. You should expect an experience unlike most other dental visits; informative and health-centered. Whether you require dental implants, LANAP® Laser Treatment, or any other procedure that we offer, we look forward to providing you with the exceptional oral care that you are looking for. If you have questions, please contact us. You can also send an appointment request through our convenient online form.

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