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Dealing With Bad Breath Gainesville, GA
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Bad breath plagues us all from time to time depending on what they eat, drink, or how well they are. However, there are many people who find that bad breath is a troubling condition that hinders them in their everyday life. If bad breath is a condition that you find troubles you more than just on occasion, it is time to speak with your dentist. As a specialist of all things related to oral health, your dentist is your best advocate regarding your unpleasant breath.

Many times, choices that you make day to day greatly contribute to the scent of your breath. Any use of tobacco will greatly contribute to any problems with bad breath that you currently have. Tobacco not only has its own strong smell that leaves behind an unpleasant residue inside the mouth, but it also causes damage to your oral health. The damage caused by tobacco only worsens the smell that tobacco causes; thus, your breath will continually grow worse the longer you use any type of tobacco product. Other choices that contribute to your bad breath are the foods and beverages that you consume on a regular basis. Coffee, wine, alcohol, garlic, onions, and certain cheeses are all notorious for causing unpleasant breath. With regular consumption of these foods and beverages, your breath will continue to smell of these things. However, if you avoid these foods and beverages on a regular basis, you will find that the smell of your breath should greatly improve.

Other factors that cause bad breath are dehydration, poor oral hygiene, and dirty oral appliances. The mouth needs a constant supply of saliva in order to rinse away damaging bacteria from the mouth. If the mouth is dehydrated, then the bacteria will grow and remain on the teeth – contributing to an unhealthy mouth as well as bad breath. This is another reason why oral hygiene is so important. Flossing and brushing the teeth every day help to clean the teeth and gums of bacteria-laden plaque. This plaque is also notorious for building up on oral appliances. Dentures, retainers, and aligners can all harbor foul smells if they are not cleaned properly each time they are taken out of the mouth. By taking note of how well you care for your mouth and what you place inside your mouth, you are helping to promote pleasant breath instead of bad breath.

If you are plagued by bad breath, please contact Gainesville Dental Group to schedule an appointment. Our dentists will perform a thorough exam and cleaning to make sure that there are not serious underlying causes.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

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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.