We’ve all had bad breath, known as halitosis. In some cases it may be from food, but prolonged bad breath is related to oral health conditions and leads to tooth decay.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and in more advanced cases, the infection spreads to the tooth supporting bone, resulting in bone loss. Untreated, bone loss will eventually lead to tooth loosening and loss of teeth. Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and reversed with early detection.
Tobacco is the major cause of stained teeth, gum disease and oral cancer, whether you are smoking or chewing, this habit can be detrimental to the health of your teeth.
If you have questions about your oral health care or need to schedule your next hygiene visit, please call us at 603-673-3332.