Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093

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 Warren, call Gentle Dental of Warren today at (586) 933-5516 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Warren. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Warren, 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 Gentle Dental of Warren.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Good patient service
Jacqueline L.
Clean environment Dr and Staff was very helpful.
Bonita F.
YOU ARE ALL VERY KIND PEOPLE. YOU RETURN CALLS PROMPTLY AND DID NOT GIVE ME THE RUN AROUND LIKE OTHERS. THANK YOU!!!
Angela S.
Love this place. I have major issues with anxiety when I go to the dentist – needed a deep cleaning and Terry was great! I also needed two fillings replaced and Dr. Mangal was fantastic – […]
Christine C.
I have been with Gentle Dental for over 20 years– always quality, friendly service.
Chosen T.
Very Friendly staff. The hygienist was knowledgeable on all areas including educating me on certain electric tooth brushes. I was very happy with my cleaning
Andrew C.
I really enjoyed this dentist office they are very patient with me, I have always had anxiety problems with the dentist however I was able to get my fillings with no pain…thanks guys!!!
J H.
I took my very nervous 6 year old here and they were amazing with her. They helped her see that going to the dentist is not that bad. The second time she went there she was still nervous and crying, […]
Stephanie K.
I have had excellent service for over 20 years.
Tina B.
I have a strong fear of dentist because of very bad previous experiences. They explained everything thoroughly and were very gentle with the exam. The staff was very friendly and professional.
Valerie L.
Courteous and professional service. Made me feel at ease which is not normal for a dental visit.
Gregory P.
They are really caring and friendly.
Patricia F.
Friendly staff and Gentle
Robert L.
I’ve been coming here for years. Join the DentRite Discount Plan and save money. Great service and smiling faces!!!! Can’t be beat!!!!
Justin C.
Very professional and friendly service.
Sharon R.
Very awesome! Every person I was in contact with was very pleasant. I look forward to returning. Thank you Dr. Dawn and staff.
Naressa P.
Staff is great! After having surgery I experienced some complications and both dentists called back immediately to help.They also checked on me several times that night.It really helped to calm my […]
Brenna L.
The staff here is awesome, especially Terry who always gives me wonderful advice and is very nice
Corey M.
Terry at tha warren office was very professional and kind she was always asking if I was doing well during my deep cleaning. Thanks Terry keep up the good work see u soon for my next cleaning.
Michael L.
The assistant that took care of me was fabulous and sooo kind. The doctor as well.
Jennifer M.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5516
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