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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Barbara K.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Dr Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
My spouse and I have been a long time customer of Advanced Dental Care and seen many Dentist come and go. The standards continue to reamain high.
Walter L.
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.
Bonnie E.
The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
Elizabeth V.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
Joseph V.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
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 Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
Dave D.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
Personal experience.
Phyllis J.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
Dale V.
Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
Donna R.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • 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 - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
Our Location