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Maple Shade Dental of East Peoria
1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Oral Hygiene and Bad Breath Cure in East Peoria, IL

Proper oral hygiene is an important part of a healthy smile. Without good dental hygiene habits, your teeth and gums are more susceptible to decay and disease. You may also develop bad breath. Our dental practice focuses on dental hygiene for kids and adults, helping patients of all ages achieve healthy smiles.

The Basics of Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene in East Peoria is the practice of keeping the gums, teeth, and mouth clean by using dental hygiene products. Oral hygiene also involves visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and dental exams. Practicing good hygiene is your best defense against tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. If you are suffering from bad-smelling breath or suspect tooth decay or gum disease, call our office today to book a teeth hygiene appointment.

What Can Cause Bad Breath?

Halitosis, or bad breath, has several causes. Halitosis causes include dry mouth, decaying teeth, the presence of mouth bacteria, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, and more. If you’ve noticed that your bad breath is persistent, it’s important to be examined by a dentist. At our practice, we specialize in treating chronic bad breath at its source, allowing you to live without the embarrassment of bad-smelling breath. Call us today to learn more about our halitosis treatment options.

The Importance of Daily Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is your first line of defense against gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. While flossing and brushing at home is important, regular cleanings from your dentist can give your mouth the deep clean it needs. We specialize in oral hygiene and bad breath in East Peoria, offering bad breath cure solutions that work. Call us today to schedule an oral hygiene appointment.

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Bad breath is often caused by oral hygiene or dental problems, so it’s important to see a dentist if your bad-smelling breath persists. Many people find that their bad breath vanishes once their oral hygiene or dental issues are addressed. At our practice, we provide bad breath treatment for patients of all ages. Don’t let bad-smelling breath affect your life – call us today to get started.

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

A healthy mouth starts with a good oral hygiene routine at home. Follow these oral hygiene instructions to keep your mouth fresh and healthy.

  • Brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste each day
  • Use a soft- or medium-bristle brush when cleaning teeth
  • Floss daily
  • Limit intake of sugary foods
  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Schedule regular cleanings with your dentist

Bad Breath Symptoms: A Guide

Typically, bad breath is easy to detect, as its main symptom is an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth. Ask a close friend or family member to confirm the smell, then schedule an appointment with our office to learn about bad breath remedies. In many cases, the bad-smelling breath will be eradicated once oral hygiene or dental problems are addressed.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The dental nurse I had was very helpful and so nice!
Chelsea R.
Great service. Always friendly,professional and timely.
Deandrea B.
I wrote a previous review about being overcharged for my retainer and not even a day later I received a call saying they read my review and I was […]
Sarah S.
Very personable and friendly. Great with my 6 year old!
Lindsay S.
Had a cleaning and found a cavity. Thank goodness it was found before I needed a crown.
Janis P.
Julie was amazing! I want her every time I come !!!!!!
Lorie R.
Great place.
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Love my dental hygienist!!!
Tracy V.
Found everyone VERY Helpful and encourageing......
Ardith K.
Always awesome quality care by great people at Maple Shade in East Peoria
Sarah B.
PROFESSIONAL AND POLITE. PROVIDED ASSISTANCE WITH INSURANCE BALANCE.
Barry G.
Nice staff.
Vincent R.
My dental hygenist was very attentive to all my needs pertaining to dental health and truly cares that I have healthy teeth, etc.
Joel S.
They are the best, Doctor Duncan and his staff.
Sandra T.
They were very straightforward about the state and health of my teeth. They offered me solutions to improve my teeth's health and offered very […]
Latrent B.
I love Maple Shade!Love my dentist and my lovely hygentist!
Laura B.
Our family has been going to Maple Shade for our dental care for 25 years. That alone represents our confidence in this fine group of dental […]
Steven G.
I have never had a negative experience at maple shade. My dental hygienist, julie has always been friendly and awesome. I know i can count on her to […]
Ronald S.
Had teeth cleaned and am getting ready to get partials. Very satisfied with all involved
Jerry P.
Very efficient and thorough
Dennis M.
I broke a tooth and they got me in within the hour and reconstructed my tooth so I only had to miss a half day of work!!!!!!
Karen C.
Amazing service! Didn't make me feel embarrassed or guilty about any of my dental history.
Kelsey M.
Erin Shanahan, DMD DID AN AWESOME JOB.
Rachael W.
A++ great staff
Scott S.
Prompt and on time service in a nice environment.
Jason B.
Really enjoy going there. Staff is very friendly!
Carrie M.
had a filling and it went very smooth…thanks
Janis P.
The dentists and hygentists are great at Maple Shade in East Peoria! Our whole family goes there now.The staff is friendly and helpful.Great […]
Jessie B.
Julie and Dr Shanahan were great as usual.
Mary H.
Wonderful, as usual!
Christine P.
Great as always. Thanks
Paul(boyd) P.
Great friendly staff! Always on time.
Karen P.
They have been my dentist for over 20 years, doesn't matter which staff member you get you always get great service and treated well. I like all of […]
Terri I.
Everything was better than my past experiences!
Gordon K.
I like the Maple Shade staff in East Peoria. One of the main reasons I go there is because of Rhonda Trotter.
Kent M.
I love Maple Shade in East Peoria.Everyone on staff is friendly and caring!
Laura B.
Had to reschedule my appointment at the last minute. They were able to squeeze me in. Always get great service with a smile!
Emma B.
My appt was excellent as always. My hygenists truly cares for my dental health.
Joel S.
Such a friendly place! It makes me enjoy going to the dentist!
Samantha L.
As always, my experience was extremely pleasant. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. Thank You!
Christine P.
Very nice hygentist.Efficient and friendly.
Laura B.
the results were better than expected
Eyad E.
I was pleased with the punctuality. And the staff was professional and thorough.
Alex A.
Always enjoy the friendly people & it didn't hurt.
Michael S.
Excellent and gentle care for my daughter who had a filling done.
Anari H.
I had a great experience, my teeth look and feel great!
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I have been to Maple Shade on Illini dr three times now. Everyone is so friendly and the Doctors are so nice to. If they can work with my budget, I […]
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Bruce W.
Always have had great experiences with Mapleshade and my family has been going there for the last 20 years!
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed

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Phone: (309) 222-8447
Fax: (309) 698-1205
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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