Posts Tagged: bad breath chicago

Lake Forest, IL Dentist: Bad Breath and Dental Bridges

illustration of a dental bridge

Cleaning dental bridges can be cumbersome. The spaces between the pontics (or false teeth) and the gum line tend to be areas where bacteria and particles of food can gather. Because of such, a specialized flossing technique for removal is required. If those spaces are not cleaned properly, patients can experience severe bad breath or… Read more »

Foods that Improve Your Oral Health

Strawberries Can Help Whiten Teeth Unlike most colorful berries,  such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, that stain your teeth, strawberries can actually whiten your teeth. Malic acid, an organic compound found in strawberries, works to lightly remove stains and whiten teeth. Malic acid in excess can cause foods to become extremely tart and irritate the… Read more »

Common Causes of Bad Breath Explained by Chicago Dentist

Poor Dental Habits Cause Halitosis Flossing and brushing your teeth daily will prevent food particles from becoming lodged between teeth and gums. Without complete oral hygiene, the food debris left behind will start to attract bacteria and decompose in your mouth, creating a foul odor. Additionally, scraping your tongue is vital to removing the bacteria… Read more »

Show Off Your Smile at Work

You probably remember having “show and tell” days in elementary school, when you would bring in a personal item and discuss it with your classmates. On January 8, you can show off something at work for Show and Tell Day at Work. Rather than discussing your employee of the year trophy or family vacation photos,… Read more »

Halitosis Overshadows a Beautiful Smile

In cosmetic dentistry, we rave about the benefits of a gorgeous smile. Studies show, an attractive smile makes a person appear smarter, more successful, friendlier, and a bright smile can even earn a higher salary. While a sensational smile holds amazing power, one small problem can sabotage your beauty: bad breath. We’ve all been in… Read more »