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Halitosis Treatment

Living with chronic bad breath can affect your personal and professional interactions. It is embarrassing, but more importantly, it can be a sign you have other health issues. If you have halitosis, it is time to find out what is causing your bad breath. With general dentistry at Envision Dental, we provide halitosis treatment to find the source of your bad breath and give you relief.

What causes halitosis? Most chronic bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth. While bacteria are always in your mouth, certain conditions can cause bacteria to emit foul odors. Normal bad breath from certain foods or beverages will go away by brushing your teeth or using mouthwash. Halitosis lingers even after you perform oral hygiene because the source is deeper than the surface of your teeth or tongue. Decaying teeth, gum infections, tooth infections and other dental problems can be the source of halitosis. Treatment of the underlying cause of bad oral odors can relieve halitosis and give you back your health and confidence.

Treatment for Bad Breath

In some cases, a thorough dental cleaning can go a long way in improving bad breath. Tartar can be a haven for bacteria, which could be causing bad odors in the mouth. If there is gingivitis or gum disease, treatment for these conditions can improve your oral health and bad breath. If decay or tooth infections are the source of your halitosis, our dental team will perform treatments to fix these issues to improve your oral health and bad breath.

In some cases, halitosis can be caused by internal health issues. A comprehensive dental exam can determine whether your bad breath is related to a dental problem or if you should see your doctor for an exam.

If you have bad breath, come see us at Envision Dental. In most cases, we can offer halitosis treatment that will give you relief from bad breath and improve your oral health. Contact our dental center in Marietta to schedule your appointment.