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Overcoming Bad Breath For Good Fort Mill, SC
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Do you rely on breath mints or chewing gum to get you through the day? Do you often back away from others when speaking? Dealing with chronic bad breath can be a hassle as well as a major threat to your self-esteem. Nearly 50 million Americans experience chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis. While it may be tough to admit it, you need to confess your foul breath struggle to your dentist if you want long-term relief.

The peppermints and breath spray are not only ineffective, but they may be making your bad breath worse in the long run. Bad breath is often triggered by excess bacteria in the mouth. The additional sugars from mints are only feeding that bacteria and helping it breed. To determine the best treatment plan for your halitosis, its best to understand all of the potential culprits first.

Halitosis can be caused by a number of factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Gum disease
  • Severe decay
  • Acid reflux/gastrointestinal issues
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Dry mouth

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we can diagnose what is causing your embarrassing bad breath. If your gums and teeth are healthy, we may look for signs of dry mouth. Dry mouth can be due to a medical condition or a certain medication that you are taking. When saliva production is low, the pH level in the mouth is off-balance and bacteria and food debris don’t get properly rinsed away like normal. This provides a breeding ground for bacteria. When bacteria feed, they produce sulfur-smelling compounds that contribute to bad breath.

What You Can Do About Halitosis

While many patients can reverse their bad breath by stepping up their oral hygiene efforts, halitosis is not always your fault. For example, if you need a medication that is causing dry mouth, you may benefit from special dry mouth rinses to increase your saliva production and protect the health of your mouth. Most importantly, don’t ignore your bad breath. While it is disruptive and embarrassing to deal with, it could be a warning sign of a more serious condition. Call Gold Hill Dentistry today and let us help you attain fresh breath and a more confident smile!

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466