There are over 60 million Americans who suffer from bad breath. Are you one of them? If so, there are solutions at Excellence in Dentistry that can help you improve bad breath that can be embarrassing and prevent you from getting close to the ones you love.
Bad Breath Causes
Although your mouth might feel clean, it is actually a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria feed on food particles trapped between teeth and on the fissures of your tongue. The smell of bad breath is the result of the gaseous waste of that bacterium, called volatile sulfur compounds. Additionally, bad breath can be related to the following:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Gum disease
- Dental appliances like dentures and braces
- Tobacco products and smoking
- Certain medical conditions that we will be able to determine contribute to your bad breath
- Poor diet
Bad Breath Treatment
Many of the treatments that exist simply mask bad breath and do nothing to attack the cause. This means the bacterium that causes your bad breath will continue their attack on your mouth. To remedy the effects of bad breath at the source, Excellence in Dentistry offers Chlorine Dioxide that decreases sulfur providing compounds. We use a three-step process to kill bacteria and give patients fresh breath.
The final step is the anti-bacterial mouth rinse which provides the finishing power to sweep away leftover bacteria and food giving you minty fresh breath that lasts.
Other Ways to Prevent Bad Breath
Good oral hygiene is always a great way to maintain clean teeth and a clean mouth. Brushing at least twice a day as well as flossing once a day will help to remove food particles from your mouth. In addition to good at-home oral hygiene, regular dental checkups will ensure that you are not a victim of bad breath and can prevent dental health problems before they occur. Drink lots of water throughout the day and chew sugarless gum after meals to help wash away bacteria.
For more information on bad breath treatments contact us today.