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Why Do I Have Bad Breath?


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
Why Do I Have Bad Breath?Bad breath is usually portrayed as a funny joke in movies or sitcoms. It's even in a funny children's book about a dog named Halitosis. However, if you have bad breath, it isn't funny to you. While bad breath affects everyone at some point, if you have constant bad breath, there may be underlying causes. Here is some information about bad breath and when you need to see a periodontist or dentist.

When Bad Breath Becomes an Issue


There are signs you need to look for if you are fighting bad breath. First, do you have bad breath every day? Do you have bad breath even after brushing your teeth? Has your partner or family complained about your breath? If any of these answers is yes, your bad breath may be a sign of your dental health.

Bad Breath and Dental Health



There are several reasons you may have bad breath that won't go away with brushing. Bad breath is often a sign of gum disease. Plaque on your teeth and gums can actually eat away at your tooth enamel as well as your gum tissue. Bacteria that feed on the plaque can cause serious damage to your teeth and gums. Usually, this bacteria is the cause of your bad breath. However, if you have periodontitis, which is gum disease, your bad breath could be a sign of infected gums.

Luckily, there is a solution to your halitosis (or bad breath) issue. If you visit a dentist or a periodontist, they can give you suggestions for proper brushing and flossing techniques. A dentist can also get busy cleaning and treating your teeth and gums for periodontal disease. The sooner you visit a dentist, the faster your treatment can begin.

If you have questions about your bad breath, why not visit Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center for more information? You can also call us at (470) 222-8983 to book an appointment.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center


Dr. Melody J. Schiffer &
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry



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320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809


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