Bad breath is often times a frustrating situation. While there may be a multitude of issues causing bad breath, it often stems from tooth decay and periodontitis. Periodontitis is a disease that affects the bone and gums. Because the bone and gums support the teeth, it often manifests itself through irritated gums, bacteria, and ultimately an unpleasant odor. If you find that you have these symptoms, it is important to speak with Dobson Ranch Dental Care right away. By treating the underlying issues of periodontitis, bad breath will ultimately fade away.