Halitosis Treatment

There are many causes of bad breath. Eating foods with strong odors like onions and garlic can cause bad breath; so can smoking or drinking certain beverages. However, most bad breath dissipates with brushing or mouthwash. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, is more serious and cannot be removed with simple oral hygiene. If you have been suffering from halitosis and want to stop this embarrassing issue, Dr. Kurtzman can help diagnose the cause and find the right dental care services to end your bad breath.

General bad breath is usually due to decaying food and the bacteria that accompany it in your mouth. Brushing and flossing remove bacteria and food from the teeth, preventing decay, infection and stopping bad odors. However, halitosis is more than just a temporary bout of bad breath. It can often be a sign of more serious oral or internal health issues. Decayed or infected teeth are often the cause of bad breath. Gum disease can also be a cause of halitosis. Fixing dental issues can be the treatment you need to restore fresh breath and your oral health.

Treatment for Bad Breath

To stop halitosis, the source of the odor must be removed. The first step to fighting bad breath is to have a thorough dental exam and cleaning. Our hygienist can remove all the plaque and tartar that can cause bad odors. Plus, a periodontal exam will be performed to check for signs of gum disease. If you have a gum infection, we can provide treatment to restore oral health and often stop bad breath.

Dr. Kurtzman will also examine your teeth to look for any dental problems that could be causing your halitosis. If you have any cavities or other dental issues, Dr. Kurtzman will recommend treatment which can repair your teeth and possibly stop your chronic bad breath. If there is not an oral health issue causing your halitosis, Dr. Kurtzman will refer you to your physician if the problem seems to be internal. Contact us today to schedule your checkup and cleaning and put an end to bad breath.

Our patients reviews

David Kurtzman, DDS

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews


Did a fantastic job with my teeth. Would recommend to anyone, unless you're on a budget.

Hannah Jones

Gosh these people are great. I’m extremely phobic and these people not only had me relaxed but had me laughing.best teeth cleaning ever.

RT Morris-Bodner

Absolutely a great dentist and staff. I've had 2 crowns, implant and fillings and everything is always perfect. Dr. Kurtzman makes you feel comfortable, especially if you're nervous at the dentist, and his work is amazing, no problems at all. Highly recommended, you can feel very confident going here.

Lynne Satterfield

Best dentist I've ever had in my 52 years on earth. Staff is very friendly, always accommodating. Dr Kurtzman takes the time to TALK to you which is rare these days. I have to be put under for dental work and he takes his time to do things properly. I highly recommend!!

Tim Bright

Amazing compassion and attention to client care. I've been injured by two previous dentists in the last 20 + years. Caused quite the dental phobia. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff understood this and went out of their way to years worth the dental work in 4 visits. Can not say enough about what a treasure I have found.

Sherie Wilson

I've been going to Dr. Kurtzman for many, many years and consider he and his staff to be exceptional. When I started going to Dr. K in the early 90's, I lived in Marietta. I now live in Roswell, but would not even consider seeking a dentist closer to my home. His practice is worth the drive. Dr. K uses technology well to communicate making the scheduling and keeping of appointments easy - get appointment reminders via text and confirm them this way as well. Dr. K and his wonderful staff keep up on the latest techniques in dentistry and keep constant vigilance on my comfort while visiting their office. Everyone there has great communication skills and listens effectively.