Bad breath could be caused by a number of different factors, including ones connected to your oral health. Over time, this complication could negatively impact your personal life and your social interactions. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist will explain how we treat bad breath with a unique treatment option.
The Causes of Bad Breath
Halitosis could be caused by eating certain foods, such as selections high in onions and garlic. The cause could also be linked to poor oral hygiene. When we fail to properly care for our smile, this enables bacteria to break down stray food particles. This process not only releases a foul odor, but also creates plaque buildup, which itself causes bad breath and also weakens enamel and inflames gum tissues, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease and in fact, increasing the severity of your halitosis. Often, treatment is needed to address the underlying causes, and our BreathRx products could help eliminate odors in the meantime.
Each of these products contains a unique ingredient known as ZYTEK, which blends zinc, thymol, and eucalyptus oil to destroy volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath. These products are 100% alcohol free, and are also anti-bacterial and contain a special ingredient known as cetylpyridinium chloride, which kills the bacteria responsible for gingivitis and plaque buildup. We also have an array of take-home products that include special toothpastes, tongue scrapers, tongue spray, floss, mouth rinse, spray, gum, and mints, all of which improves freshness and also offer a boost to oral health by combatting and reducing the threat of harmful oral bacteria.
Other Preventive Actions
First, try to cut back on foods and drinks that contain odorous ingredients. Remember, that sodas and coffee are linked to dry mouth, so drink plenty of water to help cleanse away food and drink particles, and control bacteria. Make time to brush your teeth when you wake for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and also do the same before bed. Use any rinses we prescribe as instructed, and also floss thoroughly before bed every evening to remove what a toothbrush alone cannot reach. Every six months, make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning too. A checkup is a chance to keep an eye out for warning signs of issues linked to odor and cavities. A cleaning mean we remove all harmful buildup and polish the teeth. If you have any questions, then give our team a call today.
Ready to Combat Your Halitosis?
Our team wants to help you enjoy better breath and improve oral health too. For more information on improving oral health and fighting halitosis, then call the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400.