The Relationship Between Bad Breath and Gum Disease

Bacteria Causes Halitosis and Gum Disease A leading source of halitosis is odor-causing bacteria. The same types of anaerobic bacteria that are responsible for halitosis also cause gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection which threatens the health of your smile. If your teeth are sensitive to the touch…

If My Floss Smells Does That Mean I Have Bad Breath?

A common assumption that many of our patients have made is that if their floss has a bad odor on it after flossing then this automatically means they have an accompanying breath problem. Well the answer is…… maybe. Having a bad odor on your floss does not necessarily mean you have a bad breath condition,…

Bad Breath and its Relationship to Gum Disease

As a practicing general dentist for over 33 years and also as a doctor who specializes in the treatment of chronic halitosis I have found that many people with gum disease can also suffer from halitosis. The odor is fairly distinct and easy to identify if you are familiar with gum disease. The reason for…

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis is a condition of unhealthy gums. Gum disease can affect one or many teeth. Gum disease starts with bacteria growing in your mouth. While it’s normal to have bacteria in your mouth, if one does not practice proper dental hygiene, this bacteria can build up and…

Complete Your Home Dental Care with Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator

According to the American Dental Association, 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is essential for good oral care, but there are places where your brush and floss don’t reach. This area of the…