Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Diagnostic Clues for Those with Bad Breath

Bad Breath

There is no disputing the fact that bad breath can be a real impediment to leading a normal social life. It can cause sufferers to withdraw from others to the point where relationships begin to suffer and self-confidence is seriously eroded. The key to handling bad breath is to realize that it can be the result of a wide range of causes. Thus, if chronic halitosis has been hindering your daily life, you ought to contact an affordable dentist right away to determine the true source of the issue.

Here are some of the most common causes of bad breath:

The foods you eat. One of the most common causes of bad breath is eating onions, garlic, and other aromatic foods that cause you to emit foul odors as you speak and breathe. Failing to stick to a proper dental care routine allows food particles to remain in the mouth, facilitating the bacterial growth that produces bad breath.

Smoking. Tobacco use is a common cause of bad breath and is also detrimental to your general health. Tobacco products irritate gum tissues, and oral cancer is another dangerous potential side effect.

Gum disease. Gum disease and its buildup of plaque is another common cause of bad breath. Dry mouth resulting from poor saliva production is yet another bad breath culprit. Prescription medications often cause this condition and subsequent bad breath. If you have a particularly dry mouth, your family dentistry expert may prescribe artificial saliva products or recommend that you eat sugarless candies to boost production.

Medical conditions. Many illnesses are known to cause bad breath, including diabetes, lung infections, bronchitis, and liver disease. If you suspect that your bad breath is due to a medical condition, you should consult with your physician as well as your dental care professional to find solutions.

Make an appointment at your local family dentistry office if your bad breath is causing you real concern. While you may have a dental situation that can be easily resolved, you may also be facing a more serious medical issue. No matter what, following a rigorous dental care regimen each day can help to drastically reduce your bad breath problem.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, 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 Shady Road.

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The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
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Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
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I am very pleased and happy that I came to this office. Dr. Chan and his assistants; Melissa, Lese, and Sarah are very nice and are very caring individuals. They are highly skilled and very thorough.
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Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
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I am so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the doctor’s. In this crazy world, it is really reassuring to find someplace I can trust.
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Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
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Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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