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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

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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"When I moved I tried another dental practice. Mistake. Now I drive an hour to still use Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone from the administrative staff to the dentist are professional, kind, and good at what they do."


"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


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"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


"I really like Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone is very very friendly and helpful. They are really concerned about your care."

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466