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Occasional bad breath can be expected when you’ve eaten onions, garlic or some other food with a strong aroma. Just rinse your mouth, and pop a breath mint until you can brush your teeth and use mouthwash. But, persistent bad breath, known as halitosis, that does not go away with routine home oral care is an embarrassing problem. Dr. Cory Gaunt and the team at Downriver Smiles can identify the problem and provide professional halitosis treatment for our dental family in Spokane, WA.

We understand that frequent, persistent bad breath can be embarrassing, causing you to avoid social situations and maybe even making you put off calling the dentist. The team at Downriver Smiles is committed to helping you maintain superior oral health, regardless of the issue, and we deal with halitosis and other problems all the time. Our concern is to solve the issue and get you back out into circulation with your friends and family.

Stop putting it off, and call our Spokane dental clinic today to schedule an appointment. We care about your oral health and have solutions for halitosis treatment.

Treatment for Bad Breath

Most causes of halitosis, or bad breath, are found in the mouth. Plaque, tartar buildup, an infected tooth or diseased gum tissue are common culprits. The bacteria feed on plaque and tartar and proliferate, causing an unpleasant odor. Decaying teeth can also produce a strong odor; this shows that infection is rampant inside the tooth.

Dr. Gaunt and our hygienist at Downriver Smiles will begin with a thorough professional teeth cleaning to eradicate any buildup around your teeth and gums. We will also check your teeth for any signs of infection or decay. You may be prescribed medications for any infection or require additional treatments to remedy problems with any of your teeth. After these obvious causes are fixed, the halitosis usually goes away.

If Dr. Gaunt does not find any reasons for your halitosis in your oral cavity, he will refer you to your regular general health physician. The problem could be in your digestive tract.

Contact Downriver Smiles today, and schedule an appointment for halitosis treatment in Spokane. Restore your oral health, and get back to normal living!


  • Dr. Gaunt and the entire staff at Downriver Smiles are fantastic people. Very thorough, professional, caring and kind. The attention to detail and desire to leave me better than they found me makes this office a cut above. Thank you Downriver Smiles for being so thoughtful and helpful every time I come in.

    Jack D.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Dr. Gaunt replaced my two front crowns that I have had since I was 15 years old and now I am 59. He was very meticulous in sizing, shaping, fitting and color matching and spent adequate time to achieve those results. This is the best dental care I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend Downriver Smiles and their very friendly and caring staff.

    Tim A.


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