Halitosis - more commonly known as bad breath - is an embarrassing condition, yet not everyone realizes they have fallen victim to it. Many people try to mask bad breath with mints or gum, but many of these contain sugar. Sugar feeds the bacteria that generates the bad odor to begin with, and it also contributes to tooth decay. The way to deal with bad breath is not to cover it, but eliminate it. Kill the cause.
Sometimes a good brushing (including your tongue) and simple flossing will be enough to freshen up your breath - like after feasting on a garlic laden spaghetti dish. Often, though, halitosis has a much deeper root. Tooth decay, heavy plaque and gum disease can all be contributors of that not-so-fresh mouth. But of course, a twice-daily brushing and flossing is the key to keep these other maladies at bay.
If you fear you may be a bad breath bearer, talk with Drs. Kimberly or Jed about how they can help you combat halitosis and bring fresh breath back to your mouth.
Santiago Dental Wellness would like to welcome you to join our Issaquah dental practice family. Our goal is simple-to provide you with an overwhelmingly positive experience while we deliver you exceptional detistry for your whole family. To ensure that you are receiving the latest in dental advancements, Drs. Kimberly and Jed Santiago have attended extensive continuing education courses.
Every visit with the team at Santiago Dental Wellness includes in-depth discussion about you, your concerns and your desires surrounding your dental care. This helps us ensure that you have an active hand in your healthcare. For pediatric pations (whom we love to introduce to dental treatments!), we always talk with parents or guardians before and after any treatments to maintain an open line of communication.
At Santiago Dental Wellness, we believe visit to a dental office should be an amazing, friendly experience. At Santiago Dental Wellness, we want you to feel like part of our team. From your first visit with Dr. Kimberly and Dr. Jed Santiago, you will be treated with care, respect and comfort. We offer a range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. We strive to serve the majority of your dental related needs so you can maintain a healthy, happy smile.
Many people had the experience of visiting a dentist in Issaquah, WA who was more interested in completing procedures than in providing trustworthy, understanding-based care for patients. Our philosophy is to always listen to your needs in a supportive, non-judgemental manner. You can trust us to recommend treatments that we feel will be best for you based on your preferred lifestyle. That is our pledge, and it is what makes us unique among dentists in Issaquah, WA.