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Halitosis Treatment, Marietta

Halitosis Treatment

Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing to live with. When brushing your teeth or using mouthwash does not curb your bad breath, you may shy away from social situations and close encounters. Halitosis is more than just a nuisance, and it can be a sign of other oral health issues. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we can help identify the cause of your bad breath and offer effective general dental treatment.

Bad odors in the mouth can be caused by many different issues. Everyone is susceptible to bad breath in the morning when bacteria have thrived in the mouth overnight. Typically, the odor goes away once you brush your teeth or kill the bacteria with mouthwash. When the bad odor continues, that is a sign of halitosis. Some of the causes of chronic bad breath include:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Periodontal disease or gum infection
  • Infected tooth or abscess

Treatment for Bad Breath

The bad breath odor is often a symptom of a dental or oral health issue that needs treatment. The type of treatment depends on the problem. Often, once a decayed tooth is fixed or gum disease is treated, the bad odor also goes away. A thorough dental exam is required to determine if the halitosis is caused by an oral health issue or an internal cause for the bad breath.

If you have suffered from halitosis, come in to Dental Care Center at Kennestone for an oral health checkup. Our dentist can perform a comprehensive exam to find the cause of your bad breath and offer treatment solutions. Most halitosis causes stem from the mouth, but in rare circumstances, it can be internal. If that is the case, our dentist will refer you to your physician for further diagnosis. Contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone today to schedule your exam.


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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.