Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Taking care of your mouth helps prevent problems such as dental bleeding, gingivitis (gum disease) and halitosis.
Signs of periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis and periodontitis are:
- Red swollen, tender, painful or bleeding gums.
- Gums that have shrunk from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Abcesses between teeth and gums
- The fit of a denture has changed.
- Loose teeth, drifting apart of teeth, and gaps appearing between teeth.