About Us

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates


You Don’t Have to Suffer from Chronic Halitosis

If people cover their mouth or turn their head when you speak it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Toronto. Chronic halitosis can indicate many things, including tooth decay and gum disease.

What Causes Bad Breath?

According to your Yorkville dentist, chronic bad breath or halitosis could be caused from wounds following oral surgery such as tooth removal. Bad breath is also caused by mouth sores, gum disease and mouth sores.

Below are some other reasons you may be suffering from bad breath


Onions and garlic will stay in your system for about 72 hours. Garlic and onions enter the bloodstream and are also carried into your lungs affecting your breath.


Smoking and chewing tobacco will cause chronic halitosis. It really is a double edge sword as people who use tobacco products are also twice as likely to suffer from gum disease and oral cancer.

Brushing and Flossing

Poor oral hygiene is probably the number one cause of bad breath. If you don’t brush and floss food particles and bacteria, or plaque will stay put. Plaque also causes gum disease. Brush twice and floss once each day to avoid bad breath.

Dry Mouth

Saliva cleanses your mouth and washes away bacteria. Certain medications can cause dry mouth as can snoring. If you are a chronic snorer check with your dentist in Yorkville as you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Some other reasons you may be suffering from chronic bad breath include polyps or stones on your tonsils or bad adenoids.

Tooth Decay and Cavities

Tooth decay and gum disease will cause chronic bad breath. If you haven’t seen your dentist in Yorkville lately, call and schedule an appointment with Sturm & Associates today. You’ll feel better and so will everyone around you.

Call for a dental checkup in Toronto with Sturm and Associates today