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Don’t Ignore Bad Breath Gainesville, GA
Bad Breath Gainesville, GA

As Americans living through the COVID pandemic, most of us are carrying out life from the inside of our homes. You may still be working or socializing through a virtual platform, and most of us are not seeing many people “face to face.”  So what does it really matter if you have bad breath? You may not be offending your co-workers with your halitosis right now, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore foul breath odor. When your breath continues to emit a bad odor even after brushing your teeth each day, you may have a more deep-rooted oral health issue that needs your attention.

Bacteria and Bad Breath

Oral bacteria and bad breath go hand in hand. The bad breath we refer to in halitosis is not the same stinky breath we have we after eating onions or garlic. Instead, chronic halitosis is most often a result of excessive oral bacteria in the mouth. When the teeth are not cleaned properly (through brushing and flossing), bacteria can build up in the mouth. As it feeds on sugars that we consume, a foul-smelling Sulphur compound is naturally produced in the process.

How does excess bacteria and bad breath begin? The following are reasons why you have smelly bacteria lingering in your mouth:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Not brushing your tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • Untreated decay
  • Gum disease

Stepping Up Your Dental Care Routine Fights Bad Breath

The first line of defense against bad breath can found in your oral care routine at home. Are you brushing for two minutes, twice a day? Are you covering all surfaces of your teeth and brushing your tongue? Are you flossing? Should you consider daily mouthwash? These are all ways to eradicate bacteria and plaque from your teeth and gums each day. Not only can diligent oral hygiene reverse halitosis, but it can also prevent gum disease.

The Gum Disease Warning

One of the most common signs of early gum disease is bad breath. Gum disease refers to inflammation and infection within the soft tissues that hold your teeth in place. Untreated gum disease can lead to the loosening of your teeth as well as threats to your overall health. Therefore, if your stubborn bad breath is accompanied by red, puffy or bleeding gums, it is important that you take quick action to address potential gingivitis.

Fresh Breath is Within Reach

If you find yourself popping peppermints in your mouth throughout the day or chewing spearmint gum to mask your bad breath, it may be time to talk to a dentist. At Gainesville Dental Group, we realize the importance of fresh breath as it pertains to your self-confidence as well as your oral health.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.