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Making Bad Breath Go Away

Bad BreathWhere Bad Breath Comes From

Most, but not all, bad breath comes from bacterial plaque and food accumulated mainly towards the back of the tongue.

The problem is, there are all sorts of not-likely-but-possible other reasons for halitosis: upset stomach, anxiety, inflamed gums, saliva deficiency, infections and removable dentures are among them.

What Not To Do

Because nobody—but nobody!—wants bad breath, a billion-dollar industry has sprung up hawking a variety of mouthwashes, rinses, drops, pastes and mints to mask halitosis. But there’s a huge difference between hiding the symptoms and treating the cause of Dragon Breath. Take mouthwash. It tastes and feels like it’s solving the problem.

But most mouthwashes are alcohol-based. Alcohol dries out the mouth, which can re-ignite the halitosis—often, worse than ever. If you’re concerned enough about your breath that you’re buying these products, then you should be consulting a dentist, instead.

Bad Breath?

If you sometimes worry about your breath, you’re not alone. In fact, all of us fall in one of three categories:

  • Those who know they have halitosis,
  • Those who don’t know they have it, and
  • Those who don’t have it and want to prevent it.

Fortunately, our dental team is in a position to help all three groups.

About Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS

Home » Meet Us Meet Us Header - Meet Us Meet your local Highlands Ranch dentist. Frank P. Scavuzzo, DDS Dr. Scavuzzo has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. He consistently brings his patients only the best that modern dentistry has to offer, by keeping himself and his team informed on the latest advances and available techniques. After attending the University of Denver, Dr. Scavuzzo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1987. Since then, he has kept up-to-date on the newest developments in his field through numerous continuing education courses in improving smiles, creating youthful smiles, and treating jaw, facial and joint pain. He also remains active in the dental community as a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. Dr. Scavuzzo’s top priorities are patient comfort and satisfaction. Dr. Scavuzzo and his team look forward to your visit and to showing you the many ways in which personalized dental care can improve your life.

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