Dental Cleaning and Halitosis

The health care community now recognizes that oral and dental health is extremely important in maintaining your overall health.  Bacteria left on the teeth and underneath the gum tissues can easily find their way into your bloodstream, causing heart and kidney, liver, lung and other systemic problems.

For this reason, and in order to maintain your oral health, we recommend a professional dental cleaning every three to six months depending on your condition..

A professional cleaning by our registered and licensed dental hygienist enables our patients to maintain the highest standard of oral health.

During your cleaning visit, our hygienist will remove all of the plaque, bacteria and stain above and below your gums, as well as review your efforts to effectively clean your own teeth.

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Halitosis

Bad breath is sometimes referred to as halitosis.  Halitosis is usually caused by bacteria on teeth, gums or most commonly, the tongue.  Medical conditions such as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) can also cause bad breath.  Halitosis can also be an indicator of diabetes (Ketosis), liver disease, kidney disease and sinus disease.

In most cases, we can find a dental cause for bad breath and suggest a solution.  If we believe a medical condition is the cause, we will make the appropriate referral.

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