Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that can threaten both your self-esteem and personal relationships. However, bad breath can also be a warning sign that your oral health needs attention, especially if you struggle to remedy or control your foul breath odor. At West Hill Family Dental, we are equipped to give each patient the confident and healthy smile they deserve. For some, this includes effective halitosis treatment that offers long-lasting relief from embarrassing breath odor.
While it is common to have offensive breath after eating onions or garlic, it is cause for concern when your halitosis is a chronic struggle. Halitosis on a daily basis is often the result of excess oral bacteria. When bacteria isn’t removed, it feeds and breeds in your mouth. This process emits a foul-smelling sulfur compound that results in unpleasant breath odor. It is understandable, therefore, that poor oral hygiene is a leading cause of halitosis. Other dental issues that can lead to bad breath are dry mouth, infection, decay and gum disease. These are conditions that need prompt attention from your dentist. It is important that the cause of your halitosis is addressed instead of just masking it with mints or chewing gum.
Treatment for Bad Breath
The way we treat your bad breath will be determined by the cause of your halitosis. You can trust that our office uses a compassionate, patient-centered approach when diagnosing your bad breath. We will work hard to create a treatment plan to bring you long-term relief. Dr. Hemphill will first conduct a thorough exam of your teeth and gums to check for signs of decay or disease. In many cases, a deep cleaning can be performed to rid your mouth of lingering bacteria and plaque and help you attain fresh and confident breath. A root canal or periodontal disease therapy may sometimes be necessary to restore your oral health and prevent bad breath episodes.
Regardless of what you need to eradicate bad breath, you can trust that we will keep you comfortable and informed at every step. As a patient of West Hill Family Dental, you can expect superior care in a relaxing atmosphere. If you find yourself battling persistent bad breath, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We are confident we can help you find an effective and long-term solution to halitosis.
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.