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Banish Bad Breath For Good Elk Grove, CA
A young woman covering her mouth with her hand because of bad breath.

While one can expect to have occasional bad breath first thing in the morning or after eating a tuna sandwich, many individuals suffer from bad breath that lingers, even after popping a mint or rinsing with mouthwash. This is frustrating and embarrassing, to say the least. Yet, what dental professionals want people to know is that bad breath is a real condition. When it is ongoing, it is known as Halitosis, or chronic bad breath. However, there’s good news—you can banish bad breath for good.

For the most part, when individuals develop Halitosis, this is a sign that something else is happening in their body. In other words, they might be able to mask their breath for a short time, but it will always return. Mouth Healthy highlights a few causes of chronic bad breath below.

Dental Problems

Dental issues such as cavities and periodontal gum disease can lead to Halitosis by creating pockets and decayed spaces for bacteria to linger and multiply. When this happens, it doesn’t matter how well a person brushes, it is impossible to clear out these areas without professional dental treatment.

Postnasal Drip From Mouth, Nose or Throat Infections

When the body is battling an infection such as a cold, it produces mucus as a protective mechanism. Yet, bacteria thrive on mucus, and in this case, the bacteria linger within the postnasal mucus and cause an unpleasant odor.

Dry Mouth

Whether caused by medications, illness, alcohol use, tobacco products or excessive caffeine, Dry Mouth is a serious dental health issue in itself. Unfortunately, when saliva production is lacking, another side effect is bad breath.

Chronic Conditions and Diseases

In some instances, Halitosis is linked to conditions that are not related to one’s oral health. Some of these include GERD, Diabetes, Liver or Kidney Disease.

As one can imagine, treatment for Halitosis depends on the source of one’s bad breath. If it is tooth decay or gum disease, Dr. Dalla and the team at Ora Dentistry offer several solutions to remedy bad breath. In turn, if another issue is contributing to one’s bad breath, Dr. Dalla is well equipped to pinpoint the issue and even work alongside other medical professionals if needed.

One thing is certain—Halitosis is a treatable condition! If you are suffering from chronic bad breath, do not wait. Call the oral health experts at Ora Dentistry today.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

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Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm