If you’re preparing a special Valentine’s evening with your sweetheart, the last thing you want to worry about is bad breath. Although it is not necessarily due to gum disease, it can be a contributing factor, especially if it is chronic or you have a history of poor dental hygiene. Dr. Ryan Mendro specializes in the treatment of gum disease and chronic bad breath. At Precision Periodontics and Dental Implants, our goal is to provide the highest level of care for our patients.
Bad Breath and Gingivitis
Bad breath is usually caused by naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Poor dental hygiene that results from smoking or chewing tobacco, not flossing or brushing teeth and irregular dental checkups enables odor-causing bacteria to flourish and can also lead to gingivitis. Because gum disease makes the gums tender and swollen, they are very likely to bleed regularly. This bleeding can contribute to the indications of bad breath because the proteins in the blood produce more material for the bacteria to multiply.
Flossing and brushing your teeth every day helps manage the bacteria in your mouth and reduces chronic halitosis. It also strengthens the gums and teeth and decreases the amount of plaque buildup. Some of the steps to preventing gingivitis and its associated bad breath include:
Prevention is essential. Untreated gingivitis normally advances into serious stages of gum disease, which causes irreversible bone loss and potential tooth loss.
Contact Us Today
Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine’s Day, which includes ensuring you don’t have bad breath. For the best prevention and treatment options for gum disease and other services that can enhance your oral health in Kissimee, FL and surrounding areas, see Dr. Mendro and the professionals at Precision Periodontics and Dental Implants. Contact us today 407-459-1099 to schedule an appointment.