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Stop Living With Bad Breath Marietta, GA
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Chronic bad breath, medically termed halitosis, is an embarrassing condition. Foul breath odor can cause you to avoid close conversations and even threaten your relationships and career. If your bad breath happens nearly every day or easily returns just minutes after brushing, it may be time to put down the peppermints and call your dentist for help. While halitosis can compromise your self-confidence, it can also be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention.

Why Does My Breath Smell Bad?

Chronic bad breath is more than just garlic breath after eating Italian. Persistent halitosis comes from underlying bacteria in the mouth and is only masked with “remedies” like peppermints, chewing gum and breath spray. When excess bacteria lingers in the mouth, it feeds and breeds on the sugars you consume. During this process, a foul-smelling sulfur compound is produced, which then creates that stubborn breath odor.

There are a number of dental health conditions that go hand in hand with bad breath because they are also caused by excess bacteria and plaque, including the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Severe decay
  • Dental abscess
  • Dry mouth

Eliminating Halitosis

The best and fastest way to remedy bad breath is to eliminate excess oral bacteria. This typically begins with brushing and flossing. If you are making the following dental hygiene mistakes, you are putting yourself at risk for halitosis:

  • Not brushing for the full two minutes, twice a day
  • Not flossing
  • Not cleaning all surfaces of your tongue

If you’ve stepped up your dental hygiene game and still experience stinky breath, it may be time to let your dentist take a look. While a professional cleaning or deep cleaning can often reverse bad breath, there are times in which your dentist can detect decay, gum disease or an infection as the halitosis culprit. In such cases, you’ll need to treat the root cause of your bad breath and allow your dentist to restore health to your teeth and gums. A fresh and confident smile typically follows a healthy mouth!

Do you struggle in social situations due to your persistent breath odor? Whether you’ve been dealing with this condition for weeks or years, it is important to share your halitosis battle with your dentist. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we offer comfortable and patient-centered dental care. We never want patients to feel embarrassed about their oral health condition, as we consider it our job to help you achieve the most confident smile possible. Call today to learn more about your halitosis treatment options in Marietta.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


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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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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

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