What is it?
Looking for a cosmetic dentistry in Cincinnati, OH to help you with halitosis? Over 90 million people struggle with halitosis! The culprit? Typically, people have poor oral hygiene habits that leave decaying food particles, other debris, or bacteria in the mouth. These conditions produce volatile sulfur compounds just like those found in rotten eggs, resulting in foul-smelling breath. No wonder chewing gum, mints, or typical mouthwashes won't cure halitosis!
How does it happen?
Of course, halitosis may also stem from a general health situation: internal infections, gum disease itself, diabetes, kidney failure, liver malfunction, radiation treatment for cancer; even simply conditions such as stress, dieting, snoring, advancing age, and hormonal changes.
How do you Treat it?
Regardless of the cause, halitosis is treatable in Ohio! First, institute effective oral hygiene: regular professional cleanings, twice daily brushing, daily flossing, and tongue cleaning. Effective tongue cleaning with a specially designed scraper will remove bacterial build-up 10 times more effectively than a toothbrush. Second, if your meticulous hygiene is insufficient for eliminating halitosis, invest in a professional strength antiseptic mouth rinse such as Tooth and Gum Tonic, which is alcohol free and made without chemicals. Also, available from the Dental Herb Company is a specially formulated toothpaste, under-the-gum irrigant, and spritz. Most patients notice an immediate improvement with these products, which are available in our office.