Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Don’t Let Bad Breath Get You Down

Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a real downer—it can disrupt special moments, impede conversations, and be a sign of deeper health concerns.  And, the worst part is that most people with bad breath are unaware of the problem, since it’s hard to smell your own breath. An affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch can help you identify if there is a problem and offer solutions. In some cases, bad breath may be improved with certain lifestyle or dental care changes or, if the odor is related to a medical condition, treating the root cause should eliminate the problem.

If you suspect you may be suffering from bad breath, use these tips from family dentistry experts to help correct the problem and talk to your dental care professional about further action, if necessary.

  • Practice Routine Dental Care. Sometimes life gets in the way and you don’t practice proper dental care like you should. Brushing your teeth is one of those things that often is skipped, which affects the smell of your breath. Be sure to brush at least twice daily, but after each meal is even more effective for guarding against bad breath. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that carries the ADA seal of acceptance. And don’t forget to brush your tongue, where bacteria linger and exacerbate odors. Floss daily and visit your family dentistry office for routine dental care and cleanings.
  • Avoid Certain Foods. Some foods guarantee bad breath. Garlic and onions are some of the most common offenders, but red wine and coffee can also cause bad breath. Coffee and wine stain the teeth, creating an environment for bacteria.
  • Avoid Tobacco. Much like wine and coffee, tobacco can stick to the teeth and gums, causing odors to linger even before you have had your first smoke of the day.
  • Monitor Medical Conditions. Bad breath is often a warning sign of more serious medical conditions.Acid reflux, uncontrolled diabetes, an untreated infection, or other conditions can leave your breath smelling foul. Your family dentistry professional can help you identify the problem, but may also recommend that you consult with a physician to screen for these conditions if no other source of bad breath can be found. 

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch.

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Patient Reviews
I’ve be coming to Advanced Dental since 2011. I have highly sensitive teeth so even cleanings can be a trial for me. However, I totally lucked out in having Joy as my hygienist from the get-go. […]
Amy B.
Very patient centered
Beth M.
Staff was friendly, informative and caring. Especially Dr. Purcell.
Judy P.
Very good staff , with a sense of humor!
James M.
My hygienist Joy made me very comfortable as I was extremely nervous having a deep cleaning for the first time. Dr. Purcell came and checked up on me and was very kind . The entire staff is very […]
Barbara L.
location, knowledge of staff
Lisa S.
Professional and kind
Tamara F.
short wait time, everyone is friendly, skilled & courteous employees. I told Miguel about my serious recent eye surgery…he gave me large plastic glasses–like a shield–to wear […]
Nancy L.
Good service and skills based on my experience over the 10 years with Advanced Dental.
Stan W.
Thorough, informative, professional
Tad P.
Chemo left me with massive damage to my teeth. I had 9 crowns, numerous fillings and extractions over 15 months to complete the restoration process. Advanced worked with us diligently to provide […]
Hank D.
Everyone there have always taken excellent care of me. I’ve sent every friend and coworkers to them. Everyone is happy.
Laura L.
Excellent. Nice facilities, pleasant staff and patient friendly. Effective and good service. Had my first crown done here and they made every effort to minimize the discomfort and do a very complete […]
Chris C.
Very good care
John V.
friendly staff. great service.
Carol L.
Very friendly staff that know what they are doing. They always go out of their way to make sure that your comfortable and understand your treatment. They are 5 star in my book.
Marilyn K.
I have been going here for years now. My hygienist Keverly has always been great! Dr. Purcell is as well.
Michael J.
Professional service, informative, courteous, timely.
H Z.
Joy always takes great care of me. You can tell she cares about her patients. I would recommend her and Advanced Dental Care
Lori A.
Miguel did an amazing deep cleaning for me today. Not only was he thorough but he cleaned some very deep affected areas without hurting my gums! Thanks Miguel!
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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