Bad Breath Is No Fun For La Mesa Residents

Bad Breath La Mesa

Imagine you are starting a new job in La Mesa and meeting your new boss for the first time. Confidence is key to your success. As you reach out to shake the extended hand, your broad confident smile exposes rows of pearly white teeth. Yet when you open your mouth to exchange greetings, you worry about bad breath. Perhaps your breath is not as pleasant as you had hoped. Bad breath is a worry and possible embarrassment for many residents of La Mesa. Regular cosmetic dentistry checkups at Jeff Gray DDS can help alleviate your concern over bad breath. We have been addressing bad breath for over 20 years.

The technical term for bad breath is halitosis. Many factors can cause or contribute to halitosis. One of these factors is the food you eat. Onions and garlic are both known for having a potent affect on your breath. Simply observing the foods you eat here in La Mesa can result in a change in your breath.

In most cases, bad breath originates in your mouth. Transient bad breath can be resolved through eating or brushing, and is a temporary condition usually associated with a dry mouth. Persistent bad breath can be a serious problem effecting as much as 25 percent of our La Mesa residents. Persistent bad breath can be caused by dry mouth, and is made worse when food is not cleared away properly.

Daily dental hygiene, like brushing and flossing, is a critical step in curing bad breath. Food particles can build up in your mouth and foster bacteria which can cause bad breath. This not only includes the food particles that may get stuck between your teeth, but also the food that collects around your gums or on your tongue. Brushing and flossing daily can help reduce the amount of food particles that stay in your mouth and cause halitosis. Regular visits to Dr. Jeff Gray at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa can also reduce or eliminate the progression of bad breath.

Other factors that can contribute to bad breath for La Mesa area residents include dry mouth, tobacco use, and health concerns such as infections. Come visit Jeff Gray DDS, located in La Mesa; we’ll provide you with information about bad breath in a professional environment. Give us a call at 619-337-7700 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Dr. Jeff Gray

Bad Breath Treatment In San Diego

Bad Breath Treatment In San Diego Do you suspect that you have bad breath? I’m Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS, a full-service dental office in San Diego. I help our dental patients diagnose and overcome this unpleasant and potentially embarrassing condition.

Halitosis is caused by the bacteria that live on and around your teeth, gums and tongue. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not cure bad breath, they only mask the symptoms. Proper oral hygiene can cure many cases of bad breath. However, in some cases, bad breath is caused by more serious conditions. Sinus and tonsil infections, acid reflux, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, kidney malfunction, and eating disorders are just some of the health issues that can cause bad breath.

If you have bad breath, the first thing to do is make sure you are cleaning your teeth, gums and tongue thoroughly. This does not mean you should brush as long and forcefully as possible. Brushing too vigorously can harm gums and contribute to gum recession. At Jeff Gray DDS in San Diego, we help patients of all ages learn safe and effective brushing, flossing and tongue cleaning methods to aid in fresh breath.

And don’t forget regular professional cleanings. Our friendly dental hygienist is trained in the latest and most effective deep-cleaning procedures. Your teeth will feel so good after being cleaned professionally!

To make an appointment for an exam, cleaning or consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeff Gray, call 619-337-7700. Your teeth are too important to neglect.

Looking For The Best Cosmetic Dentist in La Mesa?

Looking For The Best La Mesa Dental Practice?Hello La Mesa dental friends. Welcome to my Jeff Gray DDS blog. This site is for my remarkable patients and anyone in the La Mesa area who is seeking:

  • A smile makeover
  • Quick solutions to any immediate oral problems
  • A way to manage chronic halitosis
  • A dental practice that focuses on preventative care
  • An experienced cosmetic dentist who uses the latest materials and techniques
  • A specialist in sedation dentistry
  • A friendly dental atmosphere with amenities that make your visit comfortable and as pleasant as possible

I am Dr. Jeff Gray. I am currently accepting new patients at my elite dental practice which is located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102 in La Mesa California. I have been practicing preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry since 1986. I am a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

I promise you that the tooth restorations (crowns, dental bridges, porcelain veneers) we fabricate in our La Mesa lab will look as beautiful as your natural teeth did at their best. Many of our La Mesa implant dentistry patients believe that their redesigned smiles look far better than they had imagined.

Don’t just dream about the smile of your dreams. At Jeff Gray DDS, your dream smile becomes a reality. I look forward to being your La Mesa dentist of choice.

Call 619-337-7700 today to schedule an evaluation.

Jeff Gray Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California 91942


Does My San Diego Dentist Treat Bad Breath?

Cure Bad Breath In San Diego When my San Diego dental clients ask me if mouthwash cures bad breath, I tell them that treating bad breath with a mouthwash is like drenching yourself with cologne instead of taking a shower. Mouthwash is only a temporary mask for odor caused by poor oral hygiene, tongue bacteria, or digestive problems.

The best-selling mouthwashes in San Diego have a significant amount of alcohol, which can even exacerbate bad breath by drying out the mouth. Some bacteria grows even faster in a dry environment.

To eliminate bad breath, you need to find the cause. To get rid of hidden bacteria multiplying between teeth, pay more attention to thorough flossing and brushing.

A haphazard thirty-second brushing won’t prevent halitosis (or cavities). Try to brush for at least three minutes. It may seem like overkill if you have been a speed-brusher but remember that there is a lot of area to cover on multiple planes.

Devise a system to brush every reachable surface of every tooth. Then floss carefully around every tooth, pulling the floss down into the space at the gumline on both sides. Brush your gums, sides of mouth, palate, and tongue, also.

Schedule a deep dental cleaning at Jeff Gray DDS with the best hygienist in the San Diego area and request a refresher (no pun intended) course on brushing and flossing.

If your tongue is the culprit, you might want to start using a tongue scraper. Tongue scraping has become quite popular in San Diego, especially among the college crowd.

A tongue scraper is a cleaning tool that works like a squeegee to scrape bacteria and food particles off the surface of the tongue.

I am Dr. Jeff Gray of Jeff Gray DDS. At Jeff Gray DDS, we treat many San Diego cosmetic dental patients with bad breath. There is no reason to feel embarrassed. (Leaving bad breath untreated can be more embarrassing.)

Schedule an oral exam and halitosis consultation by calling 619-337-7700. At Jeff Gray DDS, our specialty is cosmetic and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog.

Dental Check Up

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? Most people between the ages of 25 and 85 need a dental checkup every six months. If you live in La Mesa or San Diego and are at higher risk for oral diseases, you should have your teeth checked every four months, or at least three times a year.

Most people in the La Mesa and San Diego communities are in a medium to low risk category. However if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar in your diet (including lots of soda), or have poor oral hygiene habits, you are likely in a higher risk category and should have your teeth checked right away.

After receiving a dental checkup, your dentist may suggest further treatment by a cosmetic dentist for such things as halitosis.  Your cosmetic dentist can also help you improve your smile with invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers or tooth whitening.

I look at a lot of factors to determine your personal dental hygiene and the best treatments for you to improve the look of your teeth for a dazzling smile.  I want you to have the healthiest smile possible so that you can enjoy your teeth for many years without significant problems.

If you live in the La Mesa or San Diego area and are ready to have your teeth checked, please give cosmetic dentist Jeff Gray DDS a call at 619-337-7700 or come into our office, located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA, to make a dental appointment. You can visit our website at for more information.

— Dr. Jeff Gray