Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very embarrassing social problem for many people. Besides the obvious problem of it being offensive to other people, bad breath is usually a sign of bacteria build-up in the mouth.
Most bad breath is caused by sulfur gases produced by bacteria in the mouth, under the gum line, or on the tongue. The smell of a rotten egg is actually sulfur gases. Since over 85% of mouth odor comes from the mouth, we suggest you follow these simple steps. If it solves the problem, you are all set. If it does not, you need to pursue it with your medical doctor.
The dental approach to treating bad breath, which will solve 9 out of 10 problems, is to start with regular dental cleanings and any periodontal treatment needed to correct an existing gum infection.
Then, the next step is to reduce the bacteria in the mouth on a daily basis with effective home care using a soft toothbrush and dental floss.
The last step is to directly attack the sulfur gases produced by the bacteria. The best way to do this is with a chlorine dioxide toothpaste and rinse.
The chloride dioxide literally breaks up the sulfur gases that are formed in your mouth. Unlike minty flavored cover-ups, the chlorine dioxide eliminates mouth odors.
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Please note that we cannot guarantee that the solutions offered here are definitely applicable to your condition since we have not examined your mouth. However, if you know the solutions that are generally applied to dental problems, you will be much better informed and will likely make better decisions in your own dental health care.