What You Need to Know About Perio Breath

What You Need to Know About Perio Breath

You may recognize gum disease and halitosis, but you might not know what perio breath is.

You may recognize gum disease and halitosis, but you might not know what perio breath is. It goes beyond simple bad breath brought about by food or drink. It is a problem with gum health that has advanced and is too complicated to be resolved with one treatment. Let’s learn more about it! 

How to Know You Have Gum Disease 

What are some signs of perio breath and gum disease? They can be easy to spot if you know what you are looking for in regard to this condition. If your gums are constantly bleeding, feeling swollen, or are tender, then that is one symptom. Other symptoms include sensitive teeth, receding gums, unusual pain while chewing, and of course, bad breath. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and if caught in time, then this condition can be reversed. However, most of the time gingivitis isn’t detected before it develops into periodontitis, which is the root of perio breath. Periodontitis is where the gums themselves are starting to break down, and unfortunately, at this point, the damage is irreversible and can only be treated but not cured. 

Periodontitis and Bad Breath 

So now let’s take a closer look at periodontitis and its connections to perio breath. There are thousands of bacteria in your mouth and in your gut. Some are good, and most are bad. It’s the bad bacteria that release volatile sulfur compounds that produce the bad smell associated with sour breath. Gum disease and other infections make this smell worse. Gingivitis and periodontitis are also connected to layers of bacteria that form on your tongue 

Treatment Solutions

Fear not! There are some treatment solutions available to you. Talk with your friendly dentist here at Annapolis Dental Care to find out what you need to do next. Here are some ideas: brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; floss once every day, and use mouthwash twice a day; and, finally, get your teeth cleaned at least twice a year to help deal with buildups that your daily oral hygiene routine can’t resolve. 


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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