Oral Issues: Bad Breath Awareness

Bad breath is an unfortunate oral issue that can be awkward for the patient and repellant to the unlucky people around him/her. Not surprisingly, the store counters are filled to overflowing with mints, chewing gum and breath fresheners. While these interim remedies may be helpful to mask some odors, they are only temporary measures. Halitosis, another name for bad breath,... read more »

Dental Advice on Halitosis Prevention

  Treating bad breath begins with understanding the causes of bad breath. Until you understand what's causing your bad breath, it cannot be adequately treated. If you try to treat it without knowing its cause, it may continually return. Even using substances to help freshen your breath will not be effective, as the underlying cause must be treated before you... read more »

Laser Gum Treatments Can Restore Your Healthy Smile

If you need help restoring your smile because of problems with your gums, we can help. A healthy smile is dependent on healthy gums as well as teeth. Unfortunately, gum disease is actually quite common and can invite disastrous effects on your oral health. Caused by dental plaque infecting gum tissue, gum disease results in gum tissue pulling away from the teeth,... read more »

Where Bad Breath Comes From

Do you have consistent bad breath that makes your daily conversations stressful? If so, you are not alone. Having bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common condition that often goes untreated until other serious situations occur. That is why our team here at Wheelock & Associates Dentistry in Sioux City, Iowa, is happy to talk to you about... read more »