Erin N. Macko, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions: Dental Health and Nutrition Info & Counseling

How can we help you?

We provide many quality dental treatments and services to our patients. Your dental health is our highest priority, and our care and advice can help guide you through a lifetime of bright and healthy smiles.

In order to better serve you, we've included a list of commonly-asked questions below.   

Dental Health and Nutrition Info & Counseling

Bad breath can often be attributed to incorrect brushing, as well as the lack of a good flossing habit. Brushing without flossing only cleans about half of your teeth's surface, leaving bacteria and food debris that can turn into a source of bad breath. Gum disease and gingivitis are also known to be causes, and special treatment is often needed to eliminate their impact.

Dr. McCann can evaluate your dental health and determine any source of dental infection that may be causing your bad breath. If dental issues are ruled out, you may be in need of a medical evaluation, as certain problems can lead to halitosis (i.e. diabetes). Certain medications may also cause bad breath.  

      

Prevention is a key component in the fight against gum disease. A consistent at-home dental hygiene routine (regular brushing and flossing), when combined with biannual dental examinations and cleanings, can be a great way to prevent the build-up of the bacteria, plaque and gingivitis that lead to periodontitis.

A proper diet can also help with gum disease prevention and serve to supplement your existing dental care. We offer dental health and nutrition info and counseling that can help you make informed decisions about your diet and your dental care. 

We can also remove and repair the damage caused by gum disease. Our professional periodontics treatments remove the plaque and gingivitis that can cause abnormal bleeding and swelling in your gums, helping abate the effects of gum disease and quickly putting your dental health on the road to recovery.      

   

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