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When A Breath Mint Is Not Enough Marietta, GA

When A Breath Mint Is Not Enough

Do you suffer from bad breath on a daily basis? Chronic halitosis is more than just “garlic breath” or “salsa breath” after your last meal. This type of bad breath can actually be an indication of a serious oral health condition that needs attention. In such cases, popping a peppermint or a stick of gum in your mouth is only masking the problem. It may even be that brushing and rinsing with mouthwash aren’t enough to properly address your bad breath at its source.

What could be causing your bad breath?

In many cases, chronic bad breath is a symptom of decay, infection or gum disease, which means that your dentist needs to administer proper treatment before you can regain fresher breath. You may need to have a cavity removed, a root canal to treat an infected tooth or a deep cleaning to eliminate the presence of gum disease. For nearly 90% of halitosis patients, their condition is caused by anaerobic bacteria. When these bacteria are allowed to collect in your mouth (either on the gums, teeth or tongue), they produce volatile sulfur compounds that give off a repulsive odor. Therefore, if you find yourself plagued by chronic bad breath, it may be that your mouth is not as clean as you thought it was. One question to ask yourself: are you brushing your tongue? Millions of bacteria reside on your tongue, so be sure to scrub all surfaces of it during your brushing sessions.

Dry mouth, smoking, medications and certain diseases can also contribute to bad breath. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we work hard to get to the root of your halitosis and we are happy to work with your primary physician in determining the most appropriate treatment plan.

A Dentist Can Help

Never be too embarrassed to tell your dentist about your bad breath. Halitosis can affect your relationships, your self-esteem and even your professional career. Informing your dentist about the problem could be your first step towards a fresh and confident smile. In many cases, bad breath treatment is an easy and affordable solution.

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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