Bad Breath?

June 3, 2016

Filed under: Blog — drkalina @ 2:47 pm

Bad Breath Blog Picture 6.3.16Unfortunately, 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.

How can Your Mankato Cosmetic Dentist Improve Your Smile?

December 8, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to her mankato cosmetic dentistNo one likes looking in the mirror to see damaged, discolored teeth, but for many, this is the reality they face. Many patients who are unhappy with their smiles report smiling less often, covering their mouth when the laugh, smile, or speak in public, and avoiding photos whenever possible. If this describes you, Dr. James J. Kalina and his Mankao cosmetic dentistry team are here to help you reclaim your smile confidence.

Straightening Teeth: How Old Is Too Old?

October 3, 2015

woman using invisalign for teeth straighteningMost of us associate “braces” and orthodontics with teenagers. But the truth is you are never too old!  Patients in their 70’s and 80’s have seen the benefits of straighter teeth and a corrected bite.