Fighting Bad Breath

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from embarrassingly bad breath? Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common oral health problem that can be remedied by Advanced Dental of Berlin and Cromwell, Connecticut. Biologists have found that there are numerous types of bacteria that cause bad breath and these same bacteria are found in other unpleasant odors such as a corpse scent, decayed meat, rotten egg, smelly feet and others not worth mentioning. You don’t have to be a victim of these foul and unattractive scents.

Bad breath can strike periodically or be persistent, depending on the cause. In many cases, the millions of bacteria that live in the mouth and particularly on the back of the tongue are the primary causes of bad breath. The warm, moist environment of the mouth makes an ideal environment for bacteria to grow. “Morning breath” is not considered a health concern as is halitosis. Morning breath is a result of the drying of saliva overnight that usually serves to wash away decaying food while you sleep. Because your mouth is drier at night, the dead cells that adhere to your tongue and inside your cheeks are fed on by bacteria that expel foul smelling odors.

Bad Breath Causes

The causes of bad breath are numerous, and can be produced by the following:

  • Poor dental hygiene- infrequent or improper dental hygiene techniques like brushing or flossing can leave food particles to decay in the mouth.
  • Infections in the mouth- gum disease can cause halitosis.
  • Respiratory tract infections- sinus, throat, and lung infections can all lead to bad breath. Food, drink, & external agents- cigarette smoking or tobacco products, coffee, garlic, onions, etc. can all cause bad breath.
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia) – dry mouths caused by salivary gland problems, medications or by “mouth breathing” are bad breath causes.
  • Systematic illness- there are a number of systematic illnesses that may cause bad breath including diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, lung disease, sinus disease, reflux disease and others.
  • Psychiatric illness- bad breath that is perceived by a person but not diagnosed by an oral-healthcare professional or others is referred to as “pseudohalitosis.”

Fresh Breath Products

The treatment of fresh breath solutions depends on the cause of the problem. Upon your consultation at our Berlin and Cromwell, CT office with Dr. Maroon he will advise you of the products you can use to remedy your concern. If he feels you are candidate for one of our fabulous fresh breath products, he may recommend one of the following lines to help you keep your breath fresh all day:

BreathRX

BreathRX products make fresh breath easy. The system involves a simple 3-Step Brush-Scrape-Rinse system that only takes a few minutes and is clinically proven to give you fresher, cleaner breath all day long. Products include Anti-Bad Breath Toothpaste, Tongue Scraper, and Antibacterial Mouth Rinse to give you a healthy mouth and fresh breath.

Brush- BrushRX toothpaste is formulated to give you the benefits of fluoride protection, advanced whitening, cavity protection, and bad breath fighting products.

Scrape- Your tongue is generally the biggest source of bad breath because food particles get trapped in the grooves and fissures and become food for the bacteria that cause bad breath. Daily treatment with the tongue scraper will scrape away the bacteria and keeps your mouth fresh and rids it of foul odor-causing particles.

Rinse- BreathRX dual action antibacterial mouth wash is the final step in ridding and preventing bad breath. The alcohol-free rinse attacks bad breath at its source and actually improves your breath over time.

Dental Herb Company

Dental Herb Company products are extraordinarily effective due to the unique way in which they are formulated. The precise compounding, in distinctly unique proportions, of the botanical anti-microbials, connective tissue rebuilders and tissue conditions found in Dental Health Company products has resulted in an exceptional proprietary formula. These products are only available through a dental professional so please ask Dr. Maroon and the staff at Advanced Dental if these products are right for you.

Dental Herb Company offers the following great products:

  • Tooth & Gums Tonic
  • Under the Gums Irrigant
  • Tooth & Gums Paste
  • Tooth & Gums Spritz

Oxyfresh

Oxyfresh offers many highly effective dental products to remedy bad breath and to promote good oral health. They have many proprietary products that provide fresh breath protection all day and remove odor-causing components and bacteria from the mouth. Consult with our friendly and informative staff to learn more about these great fresh breath products.

Contact Advanced Dental at our Connecticut office today and be on your way to fresh breath tomorrow. 860-218-9450.

Call to schedule your smile evaluation with Dr. Mike Maroon today!
(860) 218-9450

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