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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Important Warning Signs Of Gum Disease
... Bad breath — something everyone has experienced; however, it can also be a warning sign of periodontal disease...

Your Cure for Bad Breath
Having someone tell you that you have bad breath can be humiliating, but it can also be a sign that you need to see your dentist...

Gum Disease and You: A True-False Test
...Another is bad breath, which may be caused by the same harmful bacteria...

Oral Health Care Steps
Oral Health Care Steps From Your Peoria & Glendale Cosmetic Dentist In order to maintain good oral hygiene while combating bad breath, gum disease, and the prevention of cavities, our dentists at Your Family Dentist, PC offers six simple steps to help you maintain a healthy smile...

Take Care of Your Gums and They Will Take Care of You
...Other common symptoms of periodontal disease include bad breath and taste...

Why Brushing Your Tongue Is Important
...If you are self-conscious that you may have bad breath, brushing your tongue can help...

Importance of Flossing For Your Teeth
...Plaque doesn't just build up on the surfaces of your teeth - it also collects between the teeth, causing bad breath and inflamed gums...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods...

4 Reasons why Quitting Chewing Tobacco is Good for Your Oral Health
... Bad breath and teeth staining...

Sometimes It's Good to Be a Quitter: Smoking and Oral Health
...Aside from the more obvious problems of bad breath and yellowed teeth, smoking raises the risk of cancer of the mouth and throat...

Are You Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene?
...Don’t forget to brush for at least 2 minutes (set a timer to make sure you are actually brushing long enough) and remember to brush your tongue, too (it harbors a lot of bad breath-causing bacteria)...

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted
...We can wait a few months and then come back in and monitor the situation; however, if you are experiencing pain or chronic bad breath then it’s time to part with your wisdom teeth...

Stay Hydrated in Winter for Better Year-Round Oral Hygiene
...Water also keeps the soft tissues of the mouth moist and healthy, and helps fight bad breath...

Don't Ignore These Signs of Periodontal Disease
... Chronic Bad Breath There are many reasons why someone may deal with persistent bad breath and this could be a sign that you aren’t maintaining good oral hygiene and that gum disease is present...

Take Care of Your Dental Appliance to Extend its Longevity
...Leaving dentures in interferes with the acid-neutralizing and antibacterial function of your mouth’s saliva, which could increase your risk of disease (and bad breath)...

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath
...Just like our ancient forebears, we're still trying to stop bad breath—to the tune of $12 billion annually for breath-freshening products...

Benefits of Deep Cleanings
...For people with early signs of gum disease, excess plaque, tartar buildup, receding gums, or persistent bad breath, a deep cleaning can have significant benefits for their oral health...

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