Bad Breath Treatment

You don’t have to live with chronic bad breath. There are ways to prevent it and eliminate bad breath once and for all.

Halitosis Treatment in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

You don’t have to live with chronic bad breath, a medical condition known as halitosis. At Kansas City Smiles & Co., we offer professional halitosis treatment to help you eliminate bad breath once and for all. Millions of people, an estimated 1 in 4 people globally, suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis, causing embarrassment and anxiety, but it’s relatively easy to remedy.

What causes Halitosis?

Halitosis is caused by oral bacteria that are trapped in your mouth for an extended time. The key to dealing with it lies in treating the root of the problem and removing the source of the odor. Most over-the-counter remedies such as mouthwash, mints, and gum only mask the problem. At Kansas City Smiles & Co., we specialize in halitosis treatment, providing professional cleaning and oral cleansing to reach crevices not normally accessed through regular brushing and flossing. Occasionally, a deep cleaning consisting of scaling and root planing may be needed to remove bacteria trapped below the gum line. We also offer tongue scraping if the tongue is the source of the smell.

Illustration of a small dental mirror inside a mouth reflecting the bacteria that causes halitosis/bad breath
  • What is the treatment for bad breath?

    Dentists treat bad breath by first identifying the underlying cause, which may include poor oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, or other health issues.

    Treatment typically involves professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, recommending improved oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing and flossing, and addressing any dental issues like cavities or gum disease.

    Dentists may also suggest lifestyle changes, such as staying hydrated and avoiding foods that cause bad breath, and in some cases, they might recommend or prescribe mouth rinses or other products to help manage the condition.

  • What's the best mouthwash for Halitosis?

    The best mouthwash for halitosis typically contains antibacterial agents that help reduce the bacteria responsible for bad breath. Popular and effective options include:

    It’s essential to choose a mouthwash that suits your specific needs. Feel free to ask us for recommendations at your appointment!

  • Does smoking cause bad breath?

    Smokers may experience bad breath more frequently, as tobacco itself can contribute to halitosis. Dry mouth caused by bacteria from tobacco also has a significant correlation to smoking, affecting breath and gingivitis. Regular dental checkups are crucial for smokers to address these issues.

More Questions?

Ready to say goodbye to bad breath? Schedule an appointment with Kansas City Smiles & Co. today and let our expert team help you achieve fresh, clean breath. Call us now or book your consultation online to start your journey to a healthier, more confident smile!

Independence, MO

3820 South Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment



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Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed



Email Address

[email protected]