& bad breath
Keep Your Mouth Healthy
comprehensive care at Maxim's Family Dentistry
At Maxim’s Family Dentistry, our team aims to provide personalized dental treatment for patients who want to maintain a winning smile. We correct aesthetic imperfections as well as improve both oral health and the function of your teeth through our progressive dental treatments. Please take a look through our website to familiarize yourself with the treatments we offer. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today! Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all your questions and concerns.
protect your gums
Periodontal Treatment (Gum Care)
Periodontitis and its symptoms
Also called gum disease, periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue. Symptoms can include:
- Swollen or puffy gums
- Red or purplish gums
- Tender gums when touched
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Painful chewing
Causes of Periodontitis
In most cases, gum disease is caused by plaque and bacteria. When the mouth is improperly cleaned and if a patient misses regular professional cleaning, plaque and tartar can build up. This in turn allows bacteria to thrive in the gums and teeth. When left untreated this could escalate to serious dental concerns such as loose tooth, bleeding gums and even gingivitis and periodontitis
The most effective way to prevent periodontitis is good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. It is recommended to follow the schedule we provide you and if you notice any symptoms, make an appointment with our Maxim’s Family Dentistry professional immediately. Remember that the sooner you seek professional care, the better are the chances of reversing any damage that periodontitis can cause you. Get the gum care, you and your family deserves. Set an appointment with Maxim’s Family Dentistry today.
Healthy Mouth, Fresh Breath
Halitosis (Bad Breath Care)
Halitosis and its causes
Having halitosis or bad breath can affect your confidence. Most often than not, store-bought dental care products can’t and don’t address the root cause of bad breath. Halitosis is oftentimes associated with underlying dental problems such as gum disease and infections. Here are some causes of bad breath:
- Food. Eating foods with strong smell such as durian, garlic, onions and other spices can cause bad breath. Not only that but the breakdown of food particles in your mouth can allow bacteria to thrive and cause foul odor.
- Smoking. Smokers and oral tobacco users are more likely to have gum disease which could also lead to bad breath.
- Poor dental hygiene. Food particles could remain in your mouth if you don’t brush or floss regularly. This can result in plaque buildup which may lead to tooth decay, and gum infection. Plaque can trap bacteria that can produce foul odor therefore causing bad breath.
Bad breath care
To prevent halitosis, it is best for you to practice proper dental hygiene right after eating smelly foods. Plain brushing might not be enough, so it is best to pair it with flossing and mouthwash. Clean your tongue regularly as it is one of the prominent spots for bacterial growth. If your bad breath persists, it is best to consult your Maxim’s Family dentist. Book an appointment with us today.