Treating Halitosis and Bad Breath

The presence of persistent bad breath isn’t healthy in any case. If your bad breath is not treated by regular brushing and flossing, you may have developed halitosis. Halitosis is easily treatable with proper care from an experienced dentist. General dentist Dr. David W. Goris of Beautiful Smiles in Greenwood, IN is dedicated to providing advanced, focused treatment to each of his patients. Dr. Goris will examine your smile to determine which treatment is best for you. At Beautiful Smiles, we offer a range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dental services.

Halitosis Treatment in Indianapolis

Halitosis can be properly treated once Dr. Goris determines the cause of your persistent bad breath. Halitosis can be the side effect of a more complicated dental issue, so it is important to visit our Greenwood dental office when you notice your persistent bad breath.

  • Gum Disease: Gum disease is plaque and bacteria in the mouth that attacks your gums, creating deep pockets around the teeth. Untreated gum disease can cause tooth loss, foul breath, tooth sensitivity and other complex dental issues. The treatment depends on the stage of gum disease. However, Dr. Goris does offer a full range of periodontal therapy to help treat patients with gum disease.
  • Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by tobacco use, medication, or dehydration. If you are experiencing dry mouth, it is important to coordinate a visit with Dr. Goris so that he can properly check your mouth and provide a solution. If your dry mouth is caused by medication, Dr. Goris may contact your doctor to alter your treatment if your dry mouth is causing issues.
  • Tooth Decay: Tooth decay occurs when bacteria begin to break down the tooth. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause infection, tooth loss, and foul breath. Dr. Goris can examine your teeth and determine which solution will give you the best results. Visiting Beautiful Smiles for a comprehensive examination can help you find the treatment you need for your halitosis.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Goris is a trusted, experienced dentist in Greenwood, IN. Dr. Goris will take the time to examine your smile and provide the proper solution for you. If you are looking for treatment for your halitosis, visit Beautiful Smiles. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call (317) 886-4512 today.