Healthy Gums and Bad Breath

It’s easy to assume oral health is based solely around teeth, but oral health is about the gums as much as it is about the teeth. Sadly, gum disease is one of today’s most prevalent dental issues. As this disease develops, signs and symptoms will include everything from irritation throughout the teeth to bleeding while eating hard foods to bad breath or gingivitis.  While many people may think that feeling a little pain or discomfort while brushing or flossing is not out of the norm, this can actually be a red flag that the gums are swollen, inflamed, and even receding.

Healthy Gums Equal Fresh Breath

Healthy gums and good breath go hand in hand. Even though many people think that bad breath is merely a result of a meal or skipping brushing and can easily be solved by chewing gum or eating a mint, the source of bad breath is much deeper.

With gum disease, when your gums become inflamed and swollen, your breath becomes unpleasant and odorous with the bacteria in your mouth. Consequently, your breath is much more likely to be enjoyable and better smelling when your gums are healthy and clean.

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The bottom line is that your breath, either good or bad, is a simple and easy way to judge your gums ‘ wellbeing.

If you think you’ve been suffering from halitosis for far too long, suffer no more. Contact Dr. Eric Seidel and his team of dental specialists at their offices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today. They are happy to work with you to create a tailored treatment plan that will suit your needs and budget.

What Our Patients Say

I broke a tooth which required a cap. They were always attentive about my needs and made sure I was comfortable. It took much of the day but when I left I was all fixed up. Thanks for the good care.

Linda E.

My 2 year old has been here twice and they are very caring and gentle with her, telling her what they're doing and why. They are knowledgable and put my toddler, as well as me, at ease. I'm sure this will lead to her being comfortable at the dentist instead of fearing it like I do.

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Everyone was happy and eager to help! The produre I had done was quick and painless. They walked me through the whole process and then explained everything while doing it. I am 7 months pregnant and they were extremely cautious and accommodating to my needs.

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They were absolutely amazing with my 2.5 year old for her first visit! Everyone was so warm and welcoming. Dr Stephanie and Cassie were so patient and really made my daughter enjoy her first visit. The fish were a great distraction and welcoming feature in the office!

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