Designer Smiles
316 Groveland Street, Orlando, FL 32804

The Good News about Bad Breath

Millions of people around the world suffer from bad breath, which is also called halitosis. Fortunately, bad breath can be cured or completely avoided with the following simple strategies.

Eight Reasons for Bad Breath

Halitosis can be caused by many different factors. But family dentistry specialists have identified the eight main reasons you may be battling bad breath. These include:

  1. Poor at-home oral hygiene
  2. Lack of professional dental care from an affordable dentist
  3. Odorous foods such as garlic, onions, and exotic spices
  4. Smoking
  5. Dry mouth
  6. Oral infections
  7. Medical problems cancer, diabetes, kidney disorders, liver diseases, and like sinus infections
  8. Some medications

Help for Halitosis

It can be surprisingly simple to treat and even prevent bad breath. Simply follow these smart suggestions from family dentistry specialists to make your breath much better:

  • Brush at least two times a day, preferably after every time you eat.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Brush your tongue to scrape away any built-up bacteria that can lead to bad breath.
  • Get twice-yearly check-ups and cleanings from an affordable dentist.
  • Treat any existing dental problems.
  • Stop smoking or using tobacco.
  • Avoid dry mouth by drinking water throughout the day to rinse any odor-causing bacteria.
  • Discuss your medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if they’re contributing to your case of bad breath.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Orlando, call Designer Smiles today at (407) 988-1563 or make an appointment.

Designer Smiles offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Designer Smiles, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Designer Smiles.

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What an awsome set up. I have never seen such team work exhibited by Dr. Deigo O., Cathy, Sonya and Felix. Very warm, caring and reassuring even down to the cost (very workable). Dr. Deigo […]
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I have been coming to DS and Dr Ospina since 2015, when they took on the task of repairing my teeth after a substantial accident. They have always, and continue to do the best to accommodate me, and […]
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This clinic deserves more than a 5-star, it is a piece of heaven on earth! My husband was well taken cared of by Dr. Ortiz, he has been complaining of a toothache for weeks. My husband’s tooth was […]
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This place rocks. They do everything in house and dont send you all over town to have different procedures done. They handle everything in house. The team is very compassionate and made an anxious […]
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Dr. Charmaine Ortiz is absolutely amazing which is why I have been her Botox patient for 8 years and counting. I receive Botox in my forehead area to eliminate wrinkles. Dr. Ortiz is very attentive, […]
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What a great team at Designer Smiles! I found Dr Ortiz to be very caring and compassionate, and the staff are friendly and accommodating. Designer Smiles is an office I will highly recommend to my […]
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This office is great. Felix from the front desk is very welcoming and accommodating. Edward the hygienist is very gentle with the cleaning and super polite the entire time. Dr. Ortiz is awesome and […]
Joy L.
Wonderful Team!
Crystal K.
Everyone is very kind and gentle. Dr. Ospina makes the dental experience easier on me! The sedation helps tremendously.
Georgianna C.
I know I am not an easy case. My mouth is so small and I have a low pain threshold and a high pain medication tolerance. I sooo appreciate you all working with me and putting up with me. My husband […]
Jodi F.
Great dentist and a great hygienist.
Jeff S.
What an awsome set up. I have never seen such team work exhibited by Dr. Deigo O., Cathy, Sonya and Felix. Very warm, caring and reassuring even down to the cost (very workable). Dr. Deigo […]
Celeitha V.
Great staff , great communication.
Antony C.
Dr. Ospina is an excellent dentist and has earned my complete trust. The whole office is friendly and caring. I feel like so much more than a number and they never look at me with dollar signs in […]
Melinda R.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ortiz for over 20 years. Her approach to dentistry is not only professional and impeccable, she is also caring and kind. Eighteen years ago I moved to Miami but always […]
Gabi A.
The doctors are well versed in the field. Employees are personable. If kids need sedation these dentist know what they are doing.
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My Smiles is my life!
Dora P.
When I fell off an A-frame ladder at work, I chipped one of my molars, and was sent to Designer Smiles to get the dental work done. I am really happy to have been sent to them. Dr Ospina, Dr Ortiz […]
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Fantastic dentist and great hygienist. All the staff are very friendly.
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Dr. Opsina and staff are great! Friendly, engaging, personable……
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (407) 988-1563
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