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

Top Seven Reasons for Halitosis

If you have bad breath, you’re likely suffering from halitosis. Discover what causes this common condition and how to treat the trouble.

  1. Insufficient Oral Hygiene – A lack of daily brushing and flossing allows bacteria to build up on your teeth and turn into plaque. Over time, this can cause deep pockets in your gums where bacteria can hide and produce bad breath. Yet, good oral hygiene can help you avoid the issue.
  2. Forgotten Food – When food particles remain in your mouth, they breed bacteria, which causes a very bad odor. Also, certain pungent foods, such as garlic and onions, leave a lasting mark on your breath. But good oral hygiene allows you to remove those bits of food and avoid the bad breath they cause.
  3. Oral Infections – Did you know that bad breath can be caused by surgical wounds after oral surgery? These wounds can attract bacteria, which leads to halitosis. If you have any lingering wounds after an oral procedure, see an affordable dentist right away to help you heal the injuries.
  4. Dry Mouth – If you don’t naturally produce enough saliva, your mouth becomes very dry. This condition is called dry mouth. Saliva is important because it rinses away bacteria and food lingering in your mouth. If you don’t produce enough saliva, these particles remain and lead to halitosis. This is a common condition known as dry mouth.
  5. Medications – Some medications can result in bad breath by contributing to dry mouth. Be sure to discuss your medications with an affordable dentist to see if they’re affecting your breath.
  6. Certain Medical Conditions – There are some diseases that produce chemicals that cause bad breath, such as certain cancers, metabolic disorders and even chronic acid reflux. And severe nasal and throat infections can also lead to halitosis. Ask a family dentistry expert if your medial situation may be harming your breath.
  7. Tobacco Use – Tobacco produces a very strong odor, as well as increases your risk of gum disease and other medical conditions that can leave your breath very bad. If you smoke or use tobacco, you need to stop to save both your breath and your health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, 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 The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Patient Reviews
Professional caring office!
Kimberly G.
Competent and very nice folks.
Gordon H.
My experience was wonderful! Dr & staff were very friendly & put me right at ease
Kelly C.
Because the office has taken care of me
Maurice B.
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.
I had excellent service here. The staff was super nice and helpful. Also, they did an excellent job on my teeth!
Jaycee L.
The staff is fast, friendly and efficient every time for the past 2 years. They have the shortest wait times of any dentist I’ve ever been to.
Helen I.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
The staff is the best.
Michael M.
Amazing, friendly, patient, funny, professional, informative staff. They were wonderful to my children.
Bowen S.
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.
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.
Heather was professional, caring and graceful. Receptionists were very nice and efficient.
Hafiz A.
A very good experience.
Jacqueline H.
Great experience as always! I like the soft music in the background
Jason H.
Personable, great service, answered all my questions, called me to move my appointment sooner.
Lynette H.
Worked great with my three year old! Very friendly and encouraging through your entire appointment.
Ellison P.
I went in for a tooth that had me in excruciating pain. Everyone was so nice! They got me right in and even called to schedule the root canal for me!
Angela P.
Great service from dental assistant & dentist
Tracey L.
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 […]
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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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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