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Bad Breath

Chipped Teeth

Bad Breath

  1. Q: What causes bad breath?

    A: While bad breath might be a symptom of some other disorder, it most likely stems from dental decay and periodontitis. Periodontitis is a disease affecting gums and bone that support the teeth, and it results from inadequate tooth brushing and flossing. In this disease, the irritated gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets between the teeth and the gums. These pockets fill with bacteria which give off a foul odor.

    Patients with bad breath need a complete dental evaluation. If gum disease and/or dental decay are diagnosed, it can be treated readily. The patient will no longer have an infection in his or her mouth, and he or she will no longer have the embarrassment of bad breath.

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Chipped Teeth

  1. Q: Is there an easy way of repairing my chipped tooth?

    A: Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries, including:

    •Gaps in teeth

    •Spots or stains

    •Chipped teeth

    Dental bonding sculpts individual teeth without requiring removal of any tooth structure. This technique bonds a composite material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing, to an existing tooth. This procedure usually doesn't require the use of an anesthetic; is relatively quick to apply; gives an immediate result and is less expensive than veneers.

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