Bad Breath Pennington NJ

Everyone has bad breath from time to time because of potent foods or beverages. Persistent bad breath, though, may be an indication of oral disease or systemic disease. If you have chronic bad breath, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists for an examination and oral health screening.

What Causes Bad Breath

Aside from the obvious culprits: coffee, alcohol, onions and garlic, bad breath can be caused by things other than what we eat. Causes for bad breath may include:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Gingivitis or gum disease
  • Dentures, caused by plaque and debris build up beneath denture
  • Tonsils, which can trap food debris
  • Respiratory infection
  • Dry mouth, which may be caused by certain medications
  • Systemic disease such as diabetes, kidney or gastrointestinal disorder

How We Treat Bad Breath

An oral exam is the first step towards treating bad breath. The dentist will determine what is causing your bad breath and then recommend a course of treatment. If your bad breath is caused by a dental problem, we will help you with treatment. If your bad breath is caused by external agents such as diet or systemic disease, we may refer you to another physician for treatment.

Teeth Cleaning
Bad breath may be caused by poor oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing is important, but without routine visits to the dentist, the average person is unable to effectively remove plaque from the teeth and gums.

Plaque build up in the mouth is a common cause of bad breath. A professional teeth cleaning can remove this sticky film and get rid of bad breath.

Periodontal Therapy
Plaque that has built up along the teeth and gums may lead to gingivitis and gum disease, contributing to bad breath. For treatment, the dentist may perform a deep cleaning known as scaling. This will remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets that may be causing bad breath.

The dentist may also recommend antibacterial mouth rinses and other aids to clear up any infection.

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  • You have been such a great support in the care for our mother over these years. I wanted to keep her pain free and you helped us with that. The last miraculous feat was the saving of that front tooth that broke. It made me smile because she hated that her teeth were discolored. She would have LOVED that shiny white tooth!! Thank you for that and, for contributing to alzheimer's research in her name.


  • I always have an outstanding visit and just recently referred two more people who raved about the experience they had! The proper time and attention to detail is always taken on every appointment.

    Lisa C.

  • Nan is awesome, she always makes me comfortable and explains everything clearly, I have and would recommend the office.

    Andrea P.

  • Everything is great and the service is amazing. This is the reason I drive over 1.5 hours each way to receive dental care there.

    Stephen G.

  • I’ve been going to Dr. Vagnozzi since she opened her practice. Everyone is amazing! Dr. Vagnozzi takes her time and really pays attention to detail. I always feel like she is giving me the best advice!

    Phyllis C.

  • I didn’t go to the dentist for a while because I had bad experiences. Then a friend referred me to the Spa Dentistry office. I usually see Dr. Silk. I have a lot of confidence in him and am very comfortable with everyone in the office now. The office is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I had two bridges done that have worked out great! I highly recommend the dental group to anyone because they are very personable and always make me feel comfortable.

    Robert T.

  • Just a little note of thanks for taking the time to deal with my big baby! He is terrified of the dentist and you made it a bit less scary for him. The tender pampering you and your staff offer goes a long way! Thanks a million.

    Kim and Ian

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci Spa Dental Practice since April 2002 and I’m extremely happy. I have dental insurance that I cannot use at the office however, I still choose to go there. The whole staff is superior in their technical abilities, attitude and professionalism. Every procedure I have had done there has exceeded my expectations. Painless dentistry at its finest. I can not use enough adjectives to describe and praise these doctors and professional staff. It’s not the dentistry you remember from your childhood; this is the dental practice of the future.

    Gayle D.

  • I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of my aunt while she and my uncle were in the states from Australia. They were thrilled with her new teeth and told us you were amazing! I know medical/dental care is no where near as good in the U.K. or Australia as it is here, so I am glad if she had to have treatment, it was done by you. Thanks you again; I owe you one, but hope you don’t need any physical therapy anytime soon...

    David, Priscilla and Lynn

  • I want to thank you for going out of your way countless times to correct and fix my two permanent crowns. It is rare to meet a person of your character. I am lucky to have you and your magnificent staff care for me.