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NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19

To do our part in supporting community health and in compliance with the Governor of Washington State's Proclamation, our office is suspending all non-essential dental care through May 18, 2020.

We are still available for emergency services Monday through Thursday. We are contacting each patient scheduled over the coming weeks to discuss their appointment and reschedule you to a future date.

Thank you for your understanding, and we wish everyone health during this stressful time.

If you have questions or are experiencing a dental emergency please call us at 509-525-9474 and we will respond in a timely manner.

We look forward to seeing all of our lovely patients in person again soon!

Sincerely, Dr. Patrick Sharkey, Dr. Patty Martin, and Dr. Kimberly Murdoch
Preventing Halitosis in Everyday Life
Posted on 1/21/2019 by Michael Mettler
Preventing Halitosis
Are you ever self conscious about having bad breath (halitosis)? Or, maybe, during the course of conversation, you noticed the person you are talking to is suffering from halitosis. Bad breath is something that can be embarrassing, especially if you don't realize you have bad breath. For better or for worse a ton of people suffer from halitosis, over 80 million people in the United States to be exact.

But, what causes halitosis? Is it just bad luck, or is it more than that?

It is actually quite more than just bad luck. Typically, halitosis can be attributed to poor dental hygiene habits. If you are not brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash on a regular basis, then leftover food particles begin decaying and causing bad breath. Additionally, if you are not maintaining regular dental appointments, you may start developing bad breath. This is because you cannot remove all the plaque, bacteria, and tartar build up from your teeth which builds up as calculus (or tartare) on your teeth.

In addition to the above, if you are not taking proper care of your teeth, you may develop periodontal disease. One major side effect of periodontal disease is bad breath. If you are suffering from dry mouth, this may also cause bad breath. There are also things such as the fungal infection Candida that can contribute to bad breath.

Practicing good dental hygiene; which includes brushing and flossing as directed, brushing your tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth, and using a tongue a scraper, can all help eliminate bad breath.

Concerned about your bad breath? An oral wellness exam may help identify and eliminate the cause(s). Contact Stone Creek Dental Care in Walla Walla today to schedule and appointment with our team, Dr. Patty Martin and her team would love to see you!
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