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Once upon a time, a prince named Charming went to awaken his sleeping love with a kiss, but his stinky breath woke her up first. They didn’t live happily ever after. There are a number of reasons for bad breath, and one of them is gum disease, a grave ailment impacting the teeth and gums.

Periodontal disease is very widespread in the United States, and there are more than 3 million cases reported each year. Gum disease is also more widespread in men than in women, and seniors are more susceptible to it than those under about 20 years of age. It is always among the most common oral ailments, and we see patients with periodontal disease each hour.

There are numerous different products for treating periodontal disease. You may detect that many of the toothpastes currently available on the market have advertisements for “periodontal disease control,” and you should recognize that this usually means that the toothpaste is fluoridated. Fluoride fights gum disease by increasing the tooth enamel, making it harder for bacterial acids to wear away at the chompers. Because smelly breath is a symptom of periodontal disease, you might consider using mouthwash to freshen your breath, but the best products for battling periodontal disease are still toothbrushes and floss.

Please schedule your next appointment with Dr. Ali M Arastu and the Periodontal Consultants staff in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now by calling us at 215-463-6677. At Periodontal Consultants, your dental health is our top priority, and we’ll do all we can to brighten your smile.