Do you or your partner have bad breath? Did you know that chronic halitosis is a condition in which a person produces an offensive odour from their oral or nasal areas and they’re unable to eliminate it through normal oral hygiene methods, such as flossing or brushing your teeth? The random “morning breath” most people have is not really true halitosis. Halitosis knows no boundaries when it comes to age, sex, culture or race levels. Furthermore, it can be truly disheartening and it harmfully impacts the lives of as many as 50-80 million individuals in the United States alone. It’s such an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem; people are unwilling to even mention this to their dentist.
Another unfortunate fact is that most halitosis sufferers have no idea that they have bad breath unless somebody directly tells them. This can make people to become withdrawn and avoid social events. There are also studies that show cases of suicide stemming from a halitosis problem and this is treatable!
Studies found at the Centre for Breath Treatment in the United States, that around 90% of breath problems are caused from an increase of specific types of bacteria found in the mouth. This rise is often a result of conditions such as allergies, post-nasal drips, sinus congestion, nasal polyps and xerostomia which is when you have a dry mouth condition. The tongue is also a common area where bacteria assemble.
So first things first, try and eliminate bad breath by an oral approach. This approach is non-invasive and it has a much higher chance of success. Also ensure you see your dentist on a regular basis.
Here are a few tips that you can start today:
If this doesn’t work, visit your dentist or physician. It can take up to as little as 2 appointments to eliminate a person’s halitosis condition but patients can also be advised over the phone about products that can be bought online which will also help. Once you have completed the treatment, you can also be advised to follow a preventive maintenance program that will prevent the re-occurrence. Each case is based on their own individual breath problem and their exact causes of their breath condition. If you manage to follow the program correctly, your breath problem will not return!
If you do decide to go and see your dentist or physician about this, it’s a non-invasive technique that needs no anaesthesia or injections. The worse thing that could happen is for the procedure to be ineffective.
You don’t have to live with your bad breath any longer! Treatment is available and it WILL change your life so what are you waiting for?