Bad breath can lead to feelings of embarrassment or a lack of confidence in social situations. When bad breath is not solved with regular brushing and flossing, you may have developed halitosis. Halitosis can sometimes be an indicator of a more serious dental condition.
If you are experiencing persistent halitosis, visit Sandy Springs Restorative & General Dentistry. Atlanta dentist Dr. Maria Benefield is committed to providing personalized family dental care. Dr. Benefield has experience identifying and treating a wide range of dental concerns. We can work with you to find the right treatment for your smile.
In order to maintain proper oral health, following a healthy oral hygiene routine and visit our Atlanta, GA dental office bi-annually can minimize your chance of developing serious dental issues. Halitosis can be a side effect of a range of dental conditions, including:
- Dry mouth: Dry mouth happens when the mouth isn’t producing the necessary amount of saliva. Dry mouth may be caused by tobacco use, medication, or sickness. If your dry mouth is caused by medication, you can talk to your dentist or doctor about changing to alleviate your halitosis.
- Cavities: Tooth decay breaks down the enamel, leaving your tooth more prone to tooth sensitivity, toothache, and infection. Dr. Benefield can examine your smile and provide the right treatment for you. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene to minimize your chance of developing tooth decay.
- Gum Disease: Gum disease affects the gums and teeth. In the most advanced stage, periodontal disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that become infected. Gum disease can lead to shifting teeth, foul breath, tooth loss, and tooth sensitivity. Patients should visit Dr. Benefield to receive a comprehensive exam so that can properly check for signs of gum disease.
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Sandy Springs dentists Dr. Benefield is committed to providing the right dental service to solve your dental concerns. If you are looking for highly skilled dentists in Atlanta, GA, schedule an appointment at Sandy Springs Restorative & General Dentistry. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call (404) 445-1104