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Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis Treatment in the Raleigh Area

Chronic halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a condition that affects millions of people. The most common cause of halitosis is bacteria that has been trapped inside a person’s mouth for a long period of time. Such bacteria can usually be found on a person’s tongue, between their teeth and below their gum line.

Many people experiencing halitosis try to treat the problem on their own using gum, mints or mouth rinses. Unfortunately, these remedies only work to mask the problem, and they do nothing to address the root cause. The experts at Axiom Dentistry work to find the true cause of a patient’s halitosis and solve the problem once and for all so that bad breath does not reoccur.

When dealing with halitosis, we generally start with a professional teeth cleaning. This treatment eliminates odor-causing bacteria inside a person’s mouth, leaving the patient with a sense of oral freshness for many months to come. We also may conduct a tongue scraping, which can be very beneficial when the tongue is the source of bacteria.

Some cases of halitosis may be caused by periodontitis, better known as gum disease. If this is the case, scaling and root planing treatments can be used to remove odor-causing bacteria deep within the mouth and below the gum line. Due to the seriousness of gum disease, patients are advised to seek treatment for this condition as soon as possible.

The best way to prevent halitosis from happening in the first place is to maintain good oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing and flossing and receiving a complete dental checkup every six months. Patients suffering from halitosis often benefit from a simple review of correct brushing and flossing techniques.

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Nicole V.
Benson
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
Denise W.
Clayton
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
Knightdale
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
Carla M.
Leesville Rd.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
Sarah P.
Louisburg
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
Raleigh
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Toni C.
Zebulon
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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