Bad Breath Treatment in

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but chronic bad breath (halitosis) can be a symptom of an underlying problem. For halitosis treatment in Brentwood, call our office today.

Bad Breath Treatment in Brentwood

At Marsh Creek Dental, we understand bad breath can be an embarrassing problem. In some cases, persistent bad breath can also be a symptom of a bigger oral health issue. That is why we offer halitosis treatment to restore your confidence and your health.

What is Halitosis?

Bad breath can happen to anyone. At-home treatments such as breath mints, chewing gum and good oral hygiene can usually freshen your breath without a trip to the dentist. However, halitosis (or chronic bad breath) is a condition characterized by persistent and noticeable breath odor that does not respond to over-the-counter remedies. If you are suffering from halitosis, call our trained dental staff for an appointment.

What Causes Halitosis?

Halitosis is typically a warning sign of other oral health problems. Common causes include:

  • Gum disease: Built-up plaque and tartar on the teeth can attack your gums, causing infections in the sensitive tissues, teeth and tooth roots.
  • Poor oral hygiene: Forgetting to practice good brushing and flossing habits can leave food particles between your teeth. These particles cause bacteria to grow in your mouth on your teeth and tongue, impacting your breath odor.
  • Poorly fitting dental appliances: A poor-fitting oral appliance can trap food particles and debris, affecting your breath.
  • Cavities and severe tooth decay: If left untreated, even small cavities can become a bigger and more painful problem. This decay will eventually cause bad breath as your teeth break down over time.
  • Dry mouth: Your saliva naturally rinses your mouth and cleans out bacteria and food particles. If your mouth stops producing enough saliva due to prescribed medications or other health conditions, it can give you bad breath.

Many medical conditions, illnesses and diseases can also cause halitosis. Call your doctor if you believe your halitosis is caused by an infection or illness. Common bad breath-causing conditions include:

  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic acid reflux and other gastrointestinal problems
  • Liver or kidney problems

How Do You Treat Halitosis?

We offer comprehensive halitosis treatment to all our patients, depending on their needs. Our treatments include:

  • Medicated mouth rinses and antibacterial toothpastes: We can prescribe special rinses and toothpastes to clear out any bacteria or infections that are affecting your breath.
  • Gum disease treatment: By treating the underlying causes of your halitosis, we can improve your overall oral health and remedy your bad breath.
  • Oral hygiene education: Great hygiene is the foundation of great oral health. We will work with you to develop good dental health habits to keep your mouth and teeth healthy.
  • Professional cleaning: A professional cleaning twice a year will ensure your teeth are free of infection-causing plaque and keep your breath fresh.

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Akash B.

I recently visited Marsh Creek Dental to have my fillings done. I found Dr Kumar to be friendly, personable and highly professional. He was very patient, informative and answered all my questions. The entire team at Marsh Creek Dental are very eager to help and provide a great service. I highly recommend a visit for your dental needs.

James B.

Very kind dentist/hygienist. Showed me my cavities in pictures from some device. Then cleaned my teeth and did my fillings in a very timely efficient manner while still being aware of any distress I might feel. Good people all around.

Paul C.

Years ago I was involved in a very bad car accident that necessitated major dental work, both in office and under surgery. Needless to say I’ve seen my fair share of dentists. By far Dr. Kumar has been the best I’ve ever seen. Also, his staff is top notch! I highly recommended Marsh Creek Dental!!
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