Bad Breath - Solution
Treat gums and mouth with Perio Trays + Peroxide Gel
Bad breath is a common source of embarrassment that may have many causes. Below is a list of problems that contribute to this problem.
Poor oral hygiene and gum disease can be a cause of bad breath. If you don't brush and floss, bacterial plaque remains in your mouth. Germs release toxins such as hydrogen sulfide — the same chemical that gives rotten eggs their bad odor. An invisible sticky film of germs forms on your teeth causing gingivitis and tooth decay. Eventually, pus filled pockets form between your teeth and gums (periodontitis) creating infection and bad breath. Wearing Perio Trays will eliminate germs and oxygenate the gums removing odors.
The tongue also can hold bacteria that produce odors. Brush your tongue with Perio Tray Gel to freshen if up. Dentures that aren't cleaned regularly or don't fit properly can harbor odor-causing bacteria and food particles. All these conditions lead to bad breath.
Rotting food particles around your teeth and gums can cause a bad odor. Eating foods containing onions and garlic are well known causes of foul breath odors. Additiionally, drinking coffee and smoking will create more problems.
Dry Mouth Conditions
Saliva cleanses your mouth, washing away food particles that may cause bad odors. Any condition of dry mouth can contribute to foul odors. Dry mouth naturally occurs while sleeping, causing morning breath. Some medicines can lead to a constant dry mouth.
Bad breath (halitosis) is a problem that needs to be addressed. The most common source of breath odor is germs and plaque under your gums. We can make special Perio Protect mouthguards for you. Wearing these mouthguards with prescription perio medicine in them will push the medicine under the gums to get to where the odor is coming from. If you have a breath problem, this is the most effective way to deal with it.
If you have any questions about halitosis, call our office at 630-579-1600. We will be happy to help you. Dr. Nugent has a lot of experience treating bad breath patients. Throughout our website you will find a lot of information about our practice, treatments and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!