Dentists Hartland Wi | Bailey Family Dental | Bad Breath

Why Bad Breath Happens

Bailey Family Dental of Hartland Wi can help you with all your dental needs.  Bad breath can be caused by poor oral health, we can help you with that problem.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is bad news in any social situation — whether you’re having an intimate conversation with a date or simply saying hello as you shake someone’s hand. Halitosis, from the Latin halitus (exhalation) and the Greek osis (a condition or disease causing process), can also be a warning that something’s amiss healthwise — usually in your mouth (85% to 90% of the time) but sometimes elsewhere in your body.

Most Common Causes of a Malodorous Mouth
Most unpleasant odors emanating from the mouth result from the processing of food remnants by certain strains of bacteria that typically populate the oral environment. As they feed on food particles, these microbes produce nasty-smelling byproducts — mostly volatile sulfur compounds, which have a distinctive “rotten egg” odor. That’s why diligent dental care is front and center when it comes to banishing bad breath. Brushing, flossing and routine professional cleanings will help ensure that traces of last night’s dinner or your midday candy bar don’t stick around for bacteria to dine on.

Especially important, but often overlooked, during routine home oral care is the back of the tongue. This is actually the most common location for mouth-related bad breath to develop. Unlike the front of your tongue, which is bathed in saliva, the back of the tongue is relatively dry and poorly cleansed — an ideal setting in which microbe-laden plaque can form and flourish.

Even if you’re industrious when it comes to brushing and flossing, food debris can get trapped and plaque can build up in hard-to-reach places such as between teeth (interdental), under the gums (subgingival) and around faulty dental work (e.g., ill-fitting crowns or veneers) contributing to overall oral odor. Other culprits include unclean dentures and oral disease such as tooth decay, gum disease, and abscesses.

Halitosis may accompany dry mouth, or xerostomia (xero – dry, stomia – mouth), a condition in which the normal flow of saliva, which cleanses the oral environment and keeps odor-producing bacteria in check, is interrupted. Most of us wake up with a temporary case of halitosis or “morning breath” because our salivary glands are less active while we sleep, but it usually disappears after a good brushing. If dry mouth is persistent, other possible triggers include: breathing through your mouth, a medication side effect, fasting or dehydration, or even stress.

Clearly, maintaining or restoring a healthy oral environment is your greatest defense against halitosis. Take care of your teeth and there’s no reason your breath should be any less attractive than your smile!

If you would like more information about halitosis and ways to prevent or treat it, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Bad Breath.”

 Bailey Family Dental Personalized Dental Care From our Family To yours. Providing Complete Dental Care to Families located in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wi. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.  At Bailey Family Dental, Drs. Terese and Richard Bailey are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored to your unique dental needs and goals.  Your health and comfort are our top priorities.  Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, children’s dentistry, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page.  Feel free to contact our Hartland office with any questions.  We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

Bailey Family Dental
Personalized Dental Care From our Family To yours. Providing Complete Dental Care to Families located in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wi.
From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease. At Bailey Family Dental, Drs. Terese and Richard Bailey are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored to your unique dental needs and goals. Your health and comfort are our top priorities. Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, children’s dentistry, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page. Feel free to contact our Hartland office with any questions. We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

Hartland Wi Dentists | Bailey Family Dental

Hartland Wi Dentists Bailey Family Dental offers family dentisty and more!

From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Bailey Family Dental is equipped to handle  your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Exams & Cleanings

At Bailey Family Dental, a beautiful smile begins with a gentle cleaning and exam. In a  friendly atmosphere, you will relax in a massaging chair while we check for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and any concerns you may have.  Our gentle hygienists will clean and polish your teeth.  This will make your teeth feel smooth and help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.  

Cosmetic Dentistry (Smile Make-Over)

An attractive smile can give your face a natural, youthful, healthy appearance.  Don’t let stains, gaps, or cracks in your teeth keep you from sharing your smile.  Bailey Family Dental offers advanced procedures for enhancing and restoring your smile.

We offer

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Bonding & Veneers
  • Natural Looking Crowns
  • Natural Looking Bridges & Implants to replace missing teeth
  • Botox/Dermal Fillers

Combinations of these procedures can be used to make the most of your smile. Call us to schedule a free Smile Make-Over consultation. 

Children’s Dentistry

Whether your child is the patient or you are, you both deserve to feel safe and comfortable.  Bailey Family Dental focuses in children’s dentistry.  Your family’s comfort is our concern.  Some children are prone to experience anxiety during a dental examination or procedure.  If our gentle and caring approach to dentistry isn’t enough to put your child at ease, Bailey Family Dental can offer nitrous oxide to comfort anxious children.    During your dental examination, imagine your son peacefully enjoying a children’s video in our waiting area while your daughter is getting her fingernails painted right outside your  examination room by one of our friendly staff. 

Root Canal Therapy

Natural teeth can often last a lifetime. In an effort to preserve your natural teeth, Bailey Family Dental uses the latest in technological advances and the knowledge gained in countless hours of advanced education in Endodontic or Root Canal Therapy. This allows you the comfort of saving your natural teeth and often completing your Root Canal in one visit.

What Sets Us Apart

  • A commitment to quality care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere
  • Extra Comforts (Movies during treatment, Soft Blankets, and Massaging Dental Chairs)
  • Children’s videos, toys, manicures
  • One visit Root Canal Therapy
  • Payment Plans
  • Care Credit
  • Botox and Dermal Fillers

Community Service

Give Back a Smile

For the past several years, Dr. Rich has been involved with the Give Back a Smile foundation. He has volunteered his time and skills to treat abused women that have had trauma to the face. He has restored these patients’ teeth to give them the self confidence to be them selves again.

Elementary School Visits

Dr. Terese visits numerous 3rd grade classrooms within our community each year to discuss dental health. Her goal is to motivate kids to take good care of their teeth and make healthy food and snack choices.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back/ Operation Gratitude

Bailey Family Dental participates in Operation Gratitude. Every Halloween we pay kids for their extra candy and then we ship the candy to troops overseas, giving them a treat from home.

Donations within the community

Bailey Family Dental is committed to the community and provides services such as teeth whitening for fundraisers. Toothbrushes and toothpastes are also donated to organizations in the community to lend a helping hand.

Hope to see you at the Hartland 4th of July Parade!

 Bailey Family Dental Personalized Dental Care From our Family To yours. Providing Complete Dental Care to Families located in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wi. From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.  At Bailey Family Dental, Drs. Terese and Richard Bailey are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored to your unique dental needs and goals.  Your health and comfort are our top priorities.  Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, children’s dentistry, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page.  Feel free to contact our Hartland office with any questions.  We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.

Bailey Family Dental
Personalized Dental Care From our Family To yours. Providing Complete Dental Care to Families located in Waukesha, Oconomowoc, and Hartland Wi.
From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease. At Bailey Family Dental, Drs. Terese and Richard Bailey are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored to your unique dental needs and goals. Your health and comfort are our top priorities. Whether you are looking for information on general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, children’s dentistry, preventive care, or periodontal exams, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page. Feel free to contact our Hartland office with any questions. We look forward to making each visit to our office a positive experience.