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Halitosis-The War Against Bad Breath Marietta, GA
A woman covering her mouth because of halitosis.

Though few would ever admit it, nearly 50 million Americans experience chronic bad breath. Whether you pop a mint in your mouth, carry mouthwash in your car or give your teeth and tongue a good scrubbing before leaving your house, there’s not much that can be done for chronic bad breath known as Halitosis. Thus, if you’re stuck in the war against bad breath, continue reading below.

To be clear, Halitosis is a real breath condition, and doesn’t mean that a person does not practice good oral health habits. In effect, there are many potential culprits. Some of these include tooth decay or cavities, periodontal gum disease, gastrointestinal disease (acid reflux), specific foods, smoking, alcohol consumption and even kidney or liver disease. Yet, perhaps the greatest and most common contributor to chronic bad breath is dry mouth.

Dry mouth is directly linked to pH levels in the oral cavity. To better understand, consider the following scenario: as a person chews their food, swallows it and begins to digest it, saliva is needed to wash away remaining food debris and bacteria, while balancing the pH levels in the mouth. Therefore, when an individual has dry mouth, there is less saliva and a lower pH level. Most damaging, however, is that acid levels are high, and the mouth becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.

We’ll Help You Overcome Halitosis

Without question, if you realize that your breath is a little less than fresh, it can be embarrassing to share this with your dentist. Yet, keep in mind-it’s not always your fault, and the dentist is your greatest ally to overcoming a breath condition like Halitosis.

At Pure Smiles Dentistry in Marietta, we understand that professional dental cleanings go beyond what can be accomplished at home with a toothbrush and floss. We also realize that regular dental checkups provide a key opportunity for us to detect any threats to your oral health, including those that might cause ongoing bad breath. That’s why we encourage you to call us today. You can rest assured-your time with us is personal and confidential.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month