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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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...  Foods containing odor-causing compounds enter the bloodstream; they are transferred to the lungs, where they are exhaled Poor oral hygiene habits-Food particles remaining in the mouth promote bacterial growth Periodontal (gum) disease-Colonies of bacteria and food debris residing under inflamed gums Dental cavities & improperly fitting dental appliances-may contribute to bad breath Dry mouth (Xerostomia)- May be caused by certain medications, saliva gland problems, or continuous mouth breathing Tobacco products- Dry mouth, causing bad breath Dieting-Certain chemicals called ketones are released in the breath as the body burns fat Dehydration, hunger, missed meals- Patients will be given instructions on the proper usage and answer any patients questions & concerns water and chewing foods increases saliva flow and washes bacteria away Certain medical conditions & illnesses- Diabetes, liver & kidney problems, chronic sinus infections bronchitis, and pneumonia are several conditions that may contribute to bad breath Keeping a record of what you eat may help identify the cause of the bad breath...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Dry mouth or xerostomia may also cause bad breath due to decreased salivary flow...

Dry Mouth
...Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production...

Oral Cancer
...  These include dry mouth and overly sensitive teeth, as well as accelerated tooth decay...

Women and Tooth Care
... Some research has shown that women may be more likely to develop dry mouth, eating disorders, jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint disorders, and facial pain—all of which can be difficult from a physical and emotional standpoint...

Medication and Heart Disease
... A condition called dry mouth is commonly associated with certain medications, including antihistamines, diuretics, decongestants and pain killers...