The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Bad Breath Treatment in Mishawaka, IN

Bad breath can be a serious issue. Surveys have shown that people find oral odor to be a major turn-off, even more so than having stains on clothes, being bald, having yellow teeth or acne. While many people may think that all they need to do is gargle with some mouthwash to get rid of their halitosis, they could be wrong. People with particularly bad breath should visit a dentist in Mishawaka to get it professionally treated, since halitosis could actually be the sign of a serious dental problem.

Bad breath isn’t just caused by onions and garlic. Rather, everything you eat can result in halitosis. When you eat, it’s not just yourself that you’re feeding. You’re also feeding the millions of bacteria that live inside your mouth, who then produce waste, which causes bad breath. However, food is not the only thing that can lead to oral odor. Tooth decay and plaque can cause bad breath, which is why people should visit a dentist if their mouth consistently smells. A buildup of plaque can cause gum disease, and even lead to teeth falling out, but luckily our Mishawaka dentists can remove the plaque that brushing and flossing can miss.

Also, dry mouth is a common cause of bad breath, which is another thing that should be treated by a professional. When the mouth is dry, then there is no saliva to wash away the cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by oral issues or certain medications, which is something that our Mishawaka dentists will be able to help determine and treat. Skipping meals is another common cause of dry mouth, since eating helps stimulate saliva production. People with bad breath should consider keeping gum with them at all times so they chew on something to keep saliva flowing.

Finally, if all of these reasons aren’t enough for people to visit a dentist do help get to the bottom of bad breath, there’s still one more. Serious diseases such as some cancers, and conditions such as metabolic disorders can cause bad breath as a result of the chemicals they produce in the body. These conditions should not go undiagnosed, and a dentist will be able to rule out other potential causes of halitosis and determine if you should visit a doctor to get screened for cancer or other diseases.

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Patient Reviews
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
Personable, great service, answered all my questions, called me to move my appointment sooner.
Lynette H.
Great with my kids during their work and mine
Erika R.
Great care, very thorough, made sure things were done right
Duane S.
Extremely satisfied with the office and how caring everyone is. Excellent service.
Raimie W.
Staff is extremely nice. Office is extremely clean.
Rona B.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Dr. Keiser and Jessica were attentive to my needs and concerns. Patty did a magnificent job when cleaning my teeth!
Ariel B.
I hadn’t been to the dentist in at least 3 years, and I was very self conscious of my teeth. I was scared going to the dentist because of what they would say, and make me feel bad for letting my […]
Alexis B.
My appt was fast and easy! I was in a hurry so I enjoyed going in, getting my cleaning and getting out of there in less than an hour!
Danielle S.
Great service from dental assistant & dentist
Tracey L.
Everyone was very nice. I liked how my options were explained to me and then received a statement that clearly indicates the financial responsibility of each procedure.
Randy N.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
Friendly and pleasant visit. Shannon explained every procedure as she did them. Willing to answer questions and very informative.
Mary R.
Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
Staff is personal and friendly.
Lucy S.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
Beverlie B.
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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (574) 285-0460
Fax: (574) 254-0012
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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