Bad Breath

Everyone at some point has had an issue with bad breath.  There are many factors that contribute to halitosis and knowing how to prevent bad breath can help to avoid embarrassing situations. Poor oral hygiene leading to the gum disease gingivitis and the more severe periodontal disease is the leading culprit in bad breath scenarios. Diet is another factor to consider when noticing halitosis. Pungent foods such as onions and garlic will linger around even after a good brushing. Smoking and smokeless tobacco are also major contributors to bad breath.

Here are a few tips to banish bad breath:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing will help to decrease the amount of bacteria contributing to stinky breath. Brushing and/or scraping your tongue will also aide in the decrease of odor causing bacteria. Adding an ADA accepted mouth rinse will also help.
  • Drink plenty of water. Water helps dilute the bacteria in the mouth.
  • Chew gum sweetened with xylitol. This helps to increase saliva production which also helps to wash away bacteria
  • A visit to our office is the first step to solving any issue with bad breath. Early detection of issues such as gingivitis and periodontal disease will not only help with halitosis but may also save your teeth in the long run

Call us today (440-282-2023) to reserve an appointment with Dr. Julie Pruneski.  For real patient, before and after photos, go to our website at and click on Gallery of Smiles at the top.

Whispering Pines Dental is located at 690 Cooper Foster Park Road in Lorain.  Contact us at 440-282-2023 or Check out our website at and like us on Facebook at

Dr. Julie Pruneski is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, the Lorain County Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.  Dr. Pruneski is a graduate of John Carroll University with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University.


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