If you do, it may not have anything to do with your diet. Other causes of bad breath include smoking, dry mouth, and sinus trouble. Some medications can also contribute. But the specific cause we want to focus on in today’s post is gum disease.
Gum disease is the result of bacteria and plaque buildup around the gumline. In the disease’s earliest stages of development, it’s possible for patients to not experience any noticeable symptoms. But when symptoms do start developing, bad breath is one that many experience. Other symptoms of gum disease include:
• Red, swollen, or tender gums
• Gums that bleed when brushed
• A receding gumline
• Loose teeth
If gum disease isn’t treated, it can cause tooth loss and even contribute to other kinds of health problems, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and certain complications during pregnancy.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Dr. Salivonchik can help. With personalized gum disease therapy, we can help you treat your symptoms and enjoy better oral health and wellbeing again. For some patients, treatment may involve just spending a little more time brushing and flossing every day, while other patients may need more advanced care. Dr. Salivonchik will be happy to talk to you about your own needs during a consultation and offer a customized treatment plan to help you.
Call our Coplay office today to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable dental team. We offer gum disease therapy to patients from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and all surrounding areas.