Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

The Reasons Behind Bad Breath

Bad Breath

If your bad breath is scaring away your coworkers and ruining your social life despite your efforts to correct the problem, it may be time to for a family dentistry intervention. Good oral hygiene isn’t always enough to manage bad breath. Dental care professionals can help determine the underlying causes of severe halitosis. Here are a few of the most common.

Common Causes of Halitosis

  • Dry mouth is a common cause of bad breath. When there isn’t enough saliva to remove food particles and oral bacteria, your mouth is likely to develop a bad odor. Use products intended to treat dry mouth, or consult your doctor or an affordable dentist for advice.
  • Dental infections and decaying teeth may produce breath odor. Your dentist can recommend the best treatment to resolve underlying dental problems.
  • Bad breath is virtually inevitable if you use tobacco in any form including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco. When you’re ready to give up the smokes, ask your doctor or dentist for support.
  • Potent foods like cheese, garlic, and onions can cause temporary bad breath. While your body is still processing the foods, there is little you can do to stop the smell. Avoiding stinky foods is the only cure.
  • A more serious cause of bad breath is an undiscovered infection or illness somewhere in the body. If your family dentistry practitioner doesn’t detect any oral problems, see your doctor to rule out possible medical reasons for your halitosis.

Why You May Need a Dentist

Brushing twice a day and flossing daily can resolve many mild cases of halitosis. However, if your bad breath is due to an oral infection or a dental problem, it won’t go away without medical attention. If you’re avoiding your check-up for financial reasons, or you don’t have dental insurance, find an affordable dentist and ask about payment options. Family dentistry professionals can treat tooth problems or prescribe an antimicrobial rinse to end your bad breath and restore your confidence.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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I had an emergency cracked tooth and they took great care of me!!
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Love the staff and Dr. Martin. They are all very professional.
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The whole office is not only professional but they are quite congenial. They make patients feel at ease with whatever the case may be. Jessica, Dr. Martins assistant was who worked on me. She was […]
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Everyone was pleasant and efficient. Very happy to have met with Dr. Edwards and Pam did a gentle cleaning.
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Dr. Martin and her assistants really know how to help their patients understand any required treatment and do their best to make you relax and feel comfortable.
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All the associates are so friendly and helpful
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I finally found a dentist that I love! Thank you Dr Martin! See you again soon.
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They respect my time and care for me without being rushed. Everyone is pleasant and genuine about my treatment. I’ve never felt as though they were doing something to my mouth or […]
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Advance Dental has been my dentist since 2000. The whole group are professional and friendly as well. Not only…l do they take care of my teeth but they make sure my billing is correct at all […]
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The dental assistant that worked with Dr Martin on my last visit is extremely warm and caring. She explained the process throughout and has a heart for helping her patients!
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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