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Let’s Talk About Your Bad Breath

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Bad breath is never a welcome occurrence. However, when it happens nearly every day or easily returns just hours or minutes after brushing, there may be cause for concern. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a very embarrassing condition. It is difficult to endure, much less talk about. Unfortunately, if you don’t discuss it with your dentist, you may be leaving a serious oral health problem untreated.

Chronic bad breath is more than just garlic breath after eating Italian. This type of bad breath lingers and is only masked with things like peppermints, gum and breath spray. Most importantly, chronic halitosis can be a signal that your dental health needs attention. Gum disease, severe decay and abscesses are just a few of the oral health problems that can contribute to foul breath.

The best and fastest way to fresher, more confident breath is to share your concern with your dentist at your routine dental checkup. Bad breath is initiated when excessive bacteria builds up in the mouth. Bacteria and plaque can cling to your gums and teeth, as well as the many grooves of your tongue’s surface. When bacteria is not removed in a timely manner, it feeds and breeds. Unfortunately, this process produces a foul, sulfur smelling compound in result. This is the why poor oral hygiene is the leading cause of bad breath.

Your halitosis remedy may be as simple as a professional dental cleaning, which is more thorough and effective than a simple brushing session at home. Others may need to up their dental hygiene routine, by brushing longer, flossing more or cleaning their tongue on a regular basis. There are some patients, however, that may require periodontal therapy to reverse gum disease or a root canal to remove an infection. Regardless of the reason for your bad breath, you should know that there are dental treatments to address it – for good.

Do you often stand away from others because you are self-conscious about your breath odor? Has bad breath been the reason you missed a promotion at work or didn’t get that second date? We urge you to talk to your dentist. At Napa Valley Dental Group, we offer a complete menu of treatment options and services to restore your oral health and eliminate halitosis. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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