Posts Categorized: Bad Breath

Why Bad Breath Is More than Just Embarrassing

Bad breath can be embarrassing, and if you’re aware of it, then it can cause you to limit interactions with other people or avoid face-to-face conversations altogether. But in many cases, bad breath is more than just embarrassing; it’s also a harbinger of dental health issues that could potentially become serious problems. If you have… Read more »

Got Bad Breath?

Bad breath seems like such a simple thing. Got bad breath? Pop a mint. Got bad breath? Use mouthwash. Got bad breath? Brush your teeth. Got bad breath? Chew some sugar-free gum. For people who have chronic bad breath, or halitosis, it is not that easy. There are many conditions that can cause halitosis, including… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Dentistry in the Elizabethan Age

We’re a few days late, but today we’d like to pay homage to the world’s greatest poet and playwright. Last Wednesday was universally celebrated as William Shakespeare’s birthday, although no one knows exactly what day he was born. Shakespeare died at the age of 52. Today, this is considered tragically young, but in the 17th… Read more »

More Common Reasons for Bad Breath

Though it’s not unusual in small, isolated instances (like in the morning), persistent bad breath is often a telltale symptom of poor dental hygiene. Since it can also indicate a number of dental and health issues, treating halitosis is usually different for everyone. Treatment can range from improving your dental hygiene to receiving complex restorative… Read more »

General Dentistry from Lake Forest Dental Arts

How often do you visit the dentist? Regular dental care is crucial for maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Without routine dental care, your smile may become susceptible to a number of serious dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and even TMJ disorder. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we provide the latest in quality… Read more »

Wilmette, IL Dentist Teaches Patients about Mouthwash

Did you know that there isn’t just one type of mouthwash? In fact, some mouthwashes have a specialized purpose and require a prescription for purchase. In other words, not all mouthwashes were created equal and this blog is meant to explain the key differences. To teach his patients about the types of mouthwash, Dr. James… Read more »

Lake Forest, IL Dentist: Bad Breath and Dental Bridges

Cleaning dental bridges can sometimes prove a bit tricky. The space between the pontics (or false teeth) and the gum line tends to accumulate food particles that requires a specialized flossing technique for removal. If that area isn’t cleaned properly, patients can experience bouts of bad breath. In this blog, Dr. James Fondriest, your Lake… Read more »