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Could Your Bad Breath Be Something More? Marietta, GA

Could Your Bad Breath Be Something More?

Woman Covering Her Mouth Due to Bad Breath Marietta GA

Whether it is your co-worker or yours spouse, bad breath can be an abrupt distraction. In fact, you may be keenly aware of your own foul breath odor now that you’ve spent time wearing a mask. However, don’t make the mistake of using chewing gum, mints or even a surgical mask to simply cover up your bad breath. Halitosis (the medical term for bad breath) can often be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention.

The Bacteria and Bad Breath Connection

While you can have stinky breath after eating onions or garlic, most halitosis cases can be traced back to poor oral hygiene. When your mouth (teeth, gums and tongue) are not cleaned properly each day, excess oral bacteria and food particles are left to coat your oral surfaces. Unfortunately, this combination can produce foul odors and leave your smile vulnerable to both cavities and gum disease. Therefore, ignoring your bad breath could mean you are also ignoring the first signs of gingivitis or tooth decay, which are two common dental health issues that warrant professional treatment.

Other Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath can also occur as a side effect to certain prescriptions or as a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Dry mouth and smoking are also common halitosis culprits. Some patients are excellent brushers, yet they struggle with bad breath due to their diet. The popular Keto diet (low carb, high protein) as well as a high-sugared diet can create an oral environment of foul-smelling compounds.

Lasting Relief from Halitosis

If you’ve ramped up your oral hygiene efforts (brushing, flossing and mouth rinse) and still struggle to find fresh breath, you need to consult with a dentist. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we treat halitosis after determining its true cause. Your bad breath treatment may consist of periodontal therapy, cavity repair, a professional cleaning or products to address dry mouth. Regardless of what is causing your stubborn breath odor, we are committed to helping you achieve your healthiest and most confident smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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