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What’s Causing My Bad Breath?, Marietta

What’s Causing My Bad Breath?

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Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a common concern that can have a significant impact on your confidence and social interactions. Understanding the causes of bad breath is the first step towards addressing the issue.

At Dental Care Center in Kennestone, Marietta, GA, our experienced dentist can discreetly help you identify and resolve the root causes of your bad breath symptoms. Together, we can address the underlying causes and set you on the path to a more confident smile.

Reasons Your Breath Might Smell Bad

  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate brushing and flossing can lead to the buildup of plaque and bacteria between your teeth, under your gums, and across your tongue.
  • Dry Mouth: Saliva plays a crucial role in washing away food particles and bacteria, keeping your mouth fresh. Dry mouth, often caused by medications or mouth breathing, can contribute to bad breath.
  • Gum Disease: Untreated periodontal disease can be a major cause of persistent bad breath.
  • Oral Infections: Active tooth decay, thrush, and infections such as abscesses, can produce foul-smelling odors.

Treating Bad Breath

If you’re dealing with bad breath, there are several steps you can take to improve your oral hygiene and freshen your breath.

  • Use a Tongue Scraper and Floss Daily: Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes, but don’t forget to floss daily and clean your tongue, too!
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps keep your mouth moist and flushes away odor-causing bacteria.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco Products: Alcoholic beverages, smoking and using tobacco products can stain your teeth and dry out your mouth.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Professional cleanings and periodontal treatment address odorous bacteria at the source.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Don’t let bad breath hold you back from enjoying a confident smile and fresh breath. Contact the Dental Care Center in Kennestone, Marietta, GA today!

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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.