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When your breath is not pleasant, it can affect your confidence in professional and social interactions. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is difficult to control, and brushing your teeth or using mouthwash may not eliminate the bad odor, or not for long. Halitosis is often caused by an underlying health issue, which may be within your mouth. At Johns Creek Dental Studio, we offer diagnosis of the cause of chronic bad breath and halitosis treatment at our dental center in Alpharetta, GA.

Bacteria are often the cause of bad odors – everything from bad body odor to rotting food smell are caused by bacteria. The same is true of most cases of halitosis. While your mouth always has bacteria inside, they do not cause odor unless there is a problem. When the bacteria are flourishing due to hiding in pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth, tartar, tooth decay or food debris in the teeth, bad odors are usually coming from your mouth. In severe cases, halitosis can be caused by an oral abscess or infected tooth.

Treatment for Bad Breath

The first step to stop bad breath is finding the cause of your halitosis. A routine dental cleaning and checkup will reveal if you have any dental or oral health problems. Gingivitis or gum disease are common causes of bad breath, which our hygienist can identify during your dental cleaning and periodontal exam. Your checkup by our dentist can also detect problems like tooth decay or infections that may be causing halitosis.

In many cases, halitosis treatment is not needed. Once the dental or oral health problem is fixed, the bad breath odor goes away. It is important to first eliminate a dental issue as the cause of bad breath before exploring halitosis treatment or considering medical problems that may be causing your breath odor.

If you are embarrassed due to chronic bad breath, come see us at Johns Creek Dental Studio. We can perform a thorough teeth cleaning and exam to check your oral health for problems. Contact our office in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule your appointment for a halitosis diagnosis and treatment.

What Our Happy Patients Say

Sam S.

The staff is so incredible here! They got me the care I needed very quickly, and they answered all my questions about my procedure and aftercare. They also showed me pictures of my teeth, so I could have visuals to know exactly what concerns they were talking about before my procedure. 10/10 will be back for all my dental needs!

Milan P.

This is hands down the best dentist I have ever been too. I can’t express how grateful I am with all the staff and Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh and the treatment coordinator, whose name is also Milan(!!) always took the time to explain all the treatment I needed. I will most definitely return and recommend this office to all of my friends and family!

Christina N.

I had to have a root canal and deep cleaning, all the doctor's and staff are so kind and patient with me. I do suffer a little anxiety going to the dentist and being 67 years of age I have had my share of different dentist. But I must say they are the best. Makes me wonder about the service i have been getting over the years from other dentist

Elizabeth D.

Very nice staff and Dr. Parikh was great. Explained everything thoroughly to me. Dentists visits are never comfortable but Dr. Parikh did his best work and told me to let him know if I needed to pause. Would go back regularly if I weren’t temporarily living here!

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