About Bad Breath
Medically known as halitosis, bad breath plagues countless men and women at some point in their life. Our Long Beach dentists at Emigh Dental Care understand how embarrassing this issue can be, which is why we offer a variety of treatments to alleviate bad breath. Temporal or chronic bad breath can be caused by a lack of proper dental hygiene, dry mouth, hunger, or food. Tooth decay and gum disease are also common contributing factors as well. Our practice will perform a thorough exam to determine the leading cause of the halitosis and recommend the most ideal treatment for everyone. However, the first step in bad breath therapy is often to undergo a professional dental cleaning from one of our talented hygienists. Call our Long Beach, CA office today to schedule an appointment so we can provide the proper steps to restore fresh breath.
Plaque and Tartar
A leading cause of poor dental hygiene is plaque and tartar buildup, which are great contributors to bad breath. Plaque is a bacterial film that sticks to and covers the teeth. When it's not removed by routine brushing, or if there is trailing residue left behind after brushing, plaque often turns into tartar. Unfortunately, tartar is very difficult to remove, as it's a hardened substance that often clings to the base of the teeth. Tartar buildup can lead to gum disease like gingivitis or periodontitis.
"Off the corner of Atherton and Bellflower. There is plenty of parking and site seeing! Super clean with the proper amenities for before and after you're visit. Friendly greeting staff and handsome Dentist. Beautiful and friendly hygienist. I give this place a 100%. I can't to check out their Los Alamitos location! ^_^ Seasons greetings Emigh family!"- M.E. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2016
"The front staff at Emigh Dental Care is very friendly and welcoming. There's even water and apple juice while you wait. The waiting room is open and comfy! There's also ample parking in the parking structure! I had my first examination with Dr. Reel today. She was warm, open and friendly! Freddy, the DA escorted me back to the exam room and explained everything thoroughly. I did share that I was worried about my teeth because I haven't had dental care in about 3 years (no dental insurance). After 3 years with no dental care, I have just 1 cavity. After seeing Dr. Reel, Freddy took me to see hygienist, Tammy. Like Dr. Reel, Tammy was warm and friendly. She explained all the things that were to come for my cleaning and the importance of flossing. On 9/17 my 2 year old son and husband saw Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd thoroughly answered all our questions re: jaw surgery for my husband and referred him to an orthodontist. Although my 2 year old son didn't cooperate by opening his mouth, Dr. Todd was able to entertain and make my son feel comfortable. Maybe next time, Dr. Todd will get to take a look at my son's teeth. I look forward to getting my cavity fixed and my next cleaning. Thanks Emigh Dental Care!"- N.S. / Yelp / Sep 21, 2018
"I highly recommend Emigh Dental. I have been coming to this office my entire life as well as most of my family and extended family. The entire staff is amazing. The hygienists are gentle, and Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd are seriously the best. My kids actually look forward to their visits."- J.G. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Very good experience in this dental. I had a deep teeth cleaning yesterday. The dentist was very gentle,she didn't hurt me at all."- Z.M. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Emigh Dental Care is hands down the best Dental facility I have been to! The atmosphere is friendly, clean and comfortable. Bailey, my dental hygienist, is professional, kind and always does an amazing job!! Dr. Pat has a very professional and friendly demeanor. He thoroughly explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable. I'm so happy to find them, thank you for your excellent care!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2018
What to Expect
Once a full dental exam has been completed, our dentists will determine the next step in treatment. Typically, patients will first receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. The removal of sticky plaque and hardened tartar will help to significantly improve the bad breath. However, if a more serious issue such as tooth decay is detected, an additional appointment may be necessary for an extraction.
Proper dental hygiene is key to maintaining fresh breath. Therefore, flossing and brushing the teeth regularly, especially after meals is essential. Routine dental cleanings will also further a patient's oral health and promote clean breath as well. Our dentists will be able to show specific brushing techniques that will assist patients in their fight against bad breath and may provide them with a specific type of mouthwash or toothpaste. If bad breath continues, patients may need to visit their primary physician to rule out other health problems such as acid reflux or gastrointestinal issues which may be contributing to the chronic bad breath.
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FRESH BREATH AT LAST
Rid embarrassing bad breath today by calling Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA. Our talented dentists can provide you with a personalized bad breath therapy plan that will yield positive results. Sometimes, a simple teeth cleaning or short education session on proper dental brushing and hygiene is all it takes to eliminate chronic bad breath.