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When Bad Breath Becomes Chronic Carrollton, GA
Halitosis Carrollton GA

Do you notice others backing away when you speak to them? Are your pockets always full of mints or gum? If your persistent bad breath is stealing your self-confidence, a trip to the dentist may be in order.

Bad breath isn’t always cause for concern, as it commonly presents itself when you wake up in the mornings or after enjoying salsa or garlic bread. However, foul breath odor that is chronic or returns quickly after brushing your teeth needs attention. Chronic bad breath, or halitosis, affects more than 80 million people. Unfortunately, this oral health condition can impact your personal relationships and even your career.

At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we also recognize that chronic bad breath can be a warning sign that your oral health is compromised. Therefore, we never want patients to shy away from telling us about their bad breath problem.

Treatment for Persistent Bad Breath

Determining the culprit to your chronic bad breath is the first step towards effective treatment. Our dentists consider a number of possible causes for halitosis, which could range from a specific medication or health condition to poor oral hygiene or gum disease. Addressing the source of your bad breath instead of masking it with mints or gum is a more effective and more sustainable solution.

For many patients, bad breath can be cured by simply improving brushing and flossing habits.  When food particles and bacteria are not removed after meals, they eventually form a sulfur compound that produces a foul and repulsive odor. Tongue brushing is especially beneficial, as millions of bacteria live on the surfaces of your tongue.

If indicated, we can provide a deep cleaning or periodontal disease treatment to treat halitosis that is originating from an infection within your gum tissues. It is not uncommon to see patients struggle with dry mouth and bad breath at the same time, and this can be a result of a certain medication that they are taking. We need adequate saliva in our mouths to rinse away foul-smelling bacteria as well as neutralize harmful acids on our teeth, gums and tongue. If you can’t change your medication, we can work with you to recommend a special mouth rinse or other treatment for dry mouth.

Regardless of what is causing your bad breath or how severe your problem is, you should know that your Carrollton dentist can provide lasting relief. Stinky breath should never accompany a confident and healthy smile.

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

Phone: 770-836-5313

FAX: 770-836-5363


Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm

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Our Patient Reviews

Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 79 reviews

Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

Robin H.

I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

Larry S.

Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

Jordan D.

Calm and peaceful office.

Prentice M.

Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm