Every patient suffers from bad breath every once in awhile. However, when your bad breath is persistent and doesn’t disappear after brushing, chewing gum, or even gargling mouthwash, you may have halitosis. halitosis is a treatable condition under the care of an experienced, compassionate dentist. At Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta GA, Dr. Michael Mulkey, DMD, and Dr. David Hildreth, DMD are highly trained dentist focused on helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. When dealing with patients with halitosis, it is important to uncover the underlying reason for their halitosis. Once the underlying condition is discovered, Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth can provide a more personalized treatment plan.


Halitosis is usually present in patients with poor oral hygiene. Taking proper care of your teeth is one of the best lines of defense against complex dental problems. In the case of complex dental problems, Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth specialize in providing advanced treatment options for patients with complex dental problems. However, the goal is to avoid the development of complex dental problems. Following these key tips can help minimize your chance of developing halitosis.

  • Brush your teeth for twice a day for at least two minutes.
  • Incorporate flossing into your oral hygiene routine.
  • Find an ADA approved mouthwash or bacterial rinse to add into your oral hygiene routine.

Schedule regular visits to Lost Mountain Dental for preventive care visits. During preventive care visits, Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth are able to thoroughly examine the mouth, teeth, and gums to check for any early sign of complex dental problems.

Causes for Halitosis:

  • Dry mouth
  • Gum disease
  • Smoking
  • Illness
  • Age
  • Dehydration
  • Certain medications

Dr. Mulkey and Dr. Hildreth will work with you to find the right solution for your smile. Make sure to continue to practice excellent oral habits to minimize your chance of developing halitosis again. If you are looking for a dentist to help improve your smile and treat your halitosis, visit Lost Mountain Dental in Marietta, GA. Patients can call (678) 212-1280 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.