The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Seven Reasons You Have Halitosis

When dentists talk about halitosis, they’re referring to bad breath. If this problem is plaguing you, learn the most frequent causes and how to make your breath much better.

  1. Bad Oral Hygiene Habits – If you don’t brush and floss every day, bacteria collects on your teeth and develops into plaque. 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. Lingering Food Particles – 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. Post-Op Oral Infections – Surgical wounds after dental procedures can also cause bad breath. That’s because these wounds can draw odorous bacteria. If you have any wounds following a dental procedure, see an affordable dentist right away to help you heal the injuries.
  4. Dry Mouth – Saliva rinses away the bacteria and food 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. Medical Problems – Did you know some diseases cause odorous chemicals that leave a bad taste in your mouth and bad mark on your breath? These include certain cancers, some metabolic disorders, and acid reflux disease. 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. Smoking and 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, you need to stop to save both your breath and your health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 The Dental Center of Granger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Kid friendly
Chloe P.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
Larry A.
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Friendly place very competent staff
Harvey J.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
Katie did an amazing job! Dr. Douglas is the reason I stay. He’s awesome!
Trisha S.
Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They made my three year old daughters first visit to the dentist very smooth. She is actually excited to come back. :)
Lily C.
Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
Dennis W.
Nice place. Everyone there is very friendly. They really try to make you comfortable
Frank S.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Friendly and fast
Kourtney W.
Pleased with your service and network.
Jeff K.
Julie does an excellent job. She is gentle and thorough and very nice.
Jeff S.
The dental center is so professional but equally as relaxing. The employees make it feel like such a relaxed and fun setting. They should be so proud of how they interact
James T.
Professionalism.
Anthony K.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
Great place, really make you feel comfortable.
Highway J.
Staff was very knowledgeable and kind!
April S.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 807-0438
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