Helping You Fight Your Bad Breath

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When you have halitosis, this means you have chronic bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away. But often, good oral hygiene could help control this. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about how we fight bad breath with unique products, and how good oral hygiene plays a part too! Often, the same steps that keep things fresh also help fight serious oral health problems, from tooth decay to gum disease!

BreathRX Products

Each of our BreathRx products contain Zytek, a unique ingredient that combines zinc, thymol, and eucalyptus oil to neutralize the major causes of bad breath, volatile sulfur compounds (VSC). The ingredients are also antibacterial and 100% alcohol free too! Meaning they’re safe to use in the short and long term. These products not only freshen your breath, but also destroy the same harmful oral bacteria that leads to plaque buildup, gingivitis, and gum disease. We have rinses, toothpastes and floss, tongue scrapers, tongue and breath sprays, and gums and mints too! Talk to our team about these, and whether they can help your situation.

Brushing and Flossing

You can also help fight halitosis with proper brushing and flossing. Brushing twice a day for two minutes, and flossing every evening, removes trapped food particles from your smile. Removing these particles prevents bacteria from consuming them, a process that causes a foul smell and also causes plaque and tartar buildup, the major causes of tooth decay, gingivitis, and even gum disease. We can discuss the proper methods of brushing and flossing the next time you visit us for a checkup and cleaning!

Dental Cleanings

While brushing and flossing can help limit plaque buildup, there is only one way to completely remove all buildup. You need to have your teeth professionally clean every six months. This process involves removing buildup with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool, and then polishing your teeth thoroughly. The process fights bad breath, limits teeth stains, and also prevents issues like tooth decay and even periodontal disease. If you have any questions about how to protect your smile from home, or if you would like to try our BreathRx products or schedule your next dental cleaning, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help you enjoy fresh breath and good oral health each and every day. If you want to learn more about improving oral health and smile beauty with our comprehensive treatment options, then please contact your Livonia, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400. Good oral health can offer brighter teeth and avoid issues like halitosis, so you can feel confident in social situations and when meeting someone new!