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Treatment for Bad Breath Fort Mill, SC
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We have all had moments when our breath was less than stellar because bad breath is a natural occurrence for all people at some point. Bacteria live inside the mouth to help break down food particles that are left behind after eating. While proper brushing and flossing help to rid the mouth of excess bacteria, improper oral hygiene can be a major cause of bad breath. Chronic bad breath is a condition that needs to be addressed with your dentist in order to determine the underlying causes and treat them at the source. If poor dental hygiene, infrequent or improper brushing and flossing, is the cause then simple changes in your habits can go along way. However, infections and other issues will require more specific treatment.

Poor oral hygiene causes bad breath because food particles are left behind in the mouth after eating, and when they are not brushed and flossed away these food particles begin to decay inside the mouth. Yes, this is as gross as it sounds. While bacteria naturally occur inside the mouth, excess bacteria cause extreme dental damage and very bad breath. Proper flossing at least once a day along with brushing the teeth at least twice a day, will help to rid the mouth of food particles and excess bacteria.

Dietary choices can also affect how your breath smells. Obviously, a delicious Italian meal laden with garlic and onion will linger for a few hours, but there are other food and drink choices that have a more lasting affect on your breath. Coffee and alcohol are two of the main culprits of chronic bad breath. However, for those who are diligent about brushing their teeth and rinsing with mouthwash after consumption, any negative breath can be alleviated.

Smoking or any other use of tobacco-based products can cause extremely bad breath. These products also stain the teeth and irritate the gums, causing more bacteria to form in the mouth and increase the affect that they have on your breath.

Certain medications are known to cause bad breath due to how they dry out the mouth. Dry mouth is the insufficient production of saliva. Saliva is necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralize bacteria producing acids, and wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, cheeks, and gums. When there is not an adequate amount of saliva production, these cells will decompose inside the mouth and cause bad breath.

Persistent bad breath is a dental issue that must be addressed. It is very important to find the root causes of the issue in order to treat these causes and to prevent further damage to the mouth. If you are here in the Fort Mill area or surrounding communities and suffer from chronic bad breath, contact Gold Hill Dentistry today. We are here to help you achieve optimal oral health.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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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