Unfortunately, you are the last person to know if you do have bad breath. Due to our body’s protective mechanisms, we are less able to smell our own body odors. So, we have to rely on those closest to us to “gently break the news”!
It is a common problem – affecting over 60 million Americans. Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria (germs) that stick to the surfaces of your teeth, and hide under the gums and in the fissures of your tongue. In addition to causing gum disease and tooth decay, these bacteria give off gasses (called volatile sulfur compounds, or VSC’s) that produce the foul odors associated with chronic bad breath. Certain medications, diabetes, acid reflux, some diets and other stomach issues can worsen the bad breath.
Dr. James Kalina’s dental team will help you eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath. Phillips Sonicare BreathRx is the only breath care system specifically designed to kill the offending bacteria and neutralize the gasses. Most breath care products simply mask the symptoms and cover up the odor for a short time. BreathRx is designed to provide lasting fresh breath while also addressing plaque and gingivitis.
The BreathRx system is a simple three-step process:
- Brush using the purifying toothpaste
- Scrape bacteria and food particles from the tongue with the tongue cleaner and spray
- Rinse with the powerful antibacterial mouth rinse to sweep away the loosened bacteria
Ask your dental team at Dr. James Kalina’s Mankato office about this simple and effective solution to your chronic bad breath.