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Did you know what causes bad breath?

Also called halitosis, bad breath can be caused by a number of issues.

Some of the foods we eat can give us temporary bad breath.

  • Garlic, onions, coffee, spicy or fragrant foods can leave your mouth less than fresh. Brush your teeth, chew sugar-free gum, or use mouthwash for a burst of freshness.

  • Like smoking and tobacco use not only cause bad breath, they can create oral cancers, stain teeth and irritate your gums. Consider a tobacco-free lifestyle to reduce the negative effects.

Bad breath can be caused by dental issues such as gum disease or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath. See your dentist rule out any oral care issues as a culprit.


What to expect on a Dental check-up

Before your dental check-up, there are some things you should be sure you do especially if this will be your first visit at a new dental office.

  • Gather information about your health history, including medications you are taking and contact information for your most recent doctor and dentist.

  • Request your former dentist to transfer your records to your new provider. Sometimes they will require a form, fax number or email address

  • Let them know if you have health concerns such as pregnancy, diabetes, epilepsy, or special needs, so they can best support you.


What is a Root Canal? How to know?

A root canal is a dental procedure that cleans the inside of a tooth when the pulp in the tooth has become infected.

 This could happen due to:

  • A tooth abscess

  • Needing a crown

  • Severe tooth decay

  • Facial/mouth/tooth trauma

  • Cracked tooth and/or filling

Often a patient will notice tooth pain, extreme temperature sensitivity in the tooth swelling and soreness, and even discoloration in an infected tooth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms – call your dentist, as the pain may be resolved with a root canal.


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