Posts Tagged ‘smelly breath’

Here’s What You Should Do If You Have Dragon Breath

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Dragon breath (bad breath / halitosis)  causes more than 80 million Americans grief.  This occurs when oral bacteria feed upon decaying food particles, consequently producing smelly sulfur compounds.  Also, the food that you eat can cause bad breath.  According to Paul Bussman, DMD, “Pungent foods like garlic and onions are absorbed by the stomach and then released from the lungs for up to 72 hours after you’ve eaten them.”

Also, if your gums are bleeding, red, or swollen, you may have gingivitis, a treatable form of gum disease. 

What should do in these situations? 
You can scrape your tongue every time you brush your teeth (2-3X/day) to rid yourself of the bacteria.  You should floss daily and get a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year.  A teeth-bleaching agent, carbamide peroxide, can be used in low concentrations to destroy odor-generating bacteria and sulfur compounds for up to a year. 

This treatment can cost up to $600, and is first administered by your dentist, and can be completed at home over a period of 10 days.  So, if you really feel like you’re breathing fire out of your mouth, you may find this more useful than the cash.

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Take 45 Seconds Each Day to Stop Morning Breath / Bad Breath

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

We’ve encountered just about every kind of bad breath condition possible.  We’ve seen the most offensive situations where you can smell the patient’s breath from across the room, to those lucky few with breath sweeter than a baby. We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve been able to tackle all types of bad breath, taste disorders, and dry mouth with our TheraBreath line of products.

Anyway, I wanted to share something special with you regarding a category of bad breath and sour/bitter taste common to almost everybody.

Stats About Morning Breath

Approximately 35% of the world’s population has a chronic, noticeable breath condition which usually leads them to seek help from a professional (which may often be incorrect.) This first group has bad breath concerns 24 hours a day, including taste disorders, dry mouth, and of course morning breath….

Another 35% of people are “borderline” – meaning that their breath seems fresh throughout the day, but they can easily reach chronic levels – if they eat certain foods (dairy, alcohol, sugars), after taking medication (antihistamines, antidepressants, high blood pressure medication) and always when they wake up – in other words, morning breath.

The remaining 30% rarely worry about their breath. The only exceptions are when they eat garlic and onions, or upon wakening (morning breath).

So what’s going on with morning breath?  Just about everyone has morning breath to some degree or another!

As we sleep throughout the night, our salivary glands slow down (for some older people, they shut down completely) because our brain knows we are not eating. This slowdown, combined with the constant flow of air over our palate (for those of us who are snorers or mouth-breathers) makes for a very dry environment on the tongue, within our oral cavity, and in the throat (the breeding grounds of the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath and taste disorders).

As I discuss in my article about dry mouth, this creates an environment that is very conducive for morning breath.  Saliva is nature’s way of protecting us from bad breath, because healthy saliva contains high concentrations of oxygen, which is the natural enemy of anaerobic bacteria.  So if you get morning breath after a good night’s sleep, don’t worry – you’re not alone!

What most people don’t know (and this includes most medical and dental professionals), is that morning breath is not something that you have to live with.

The key is to find a way to stop the production of VSCs (volatile sulfur compounds) during the night as you are asleep. One way is to increase the production of saliva within the back of your throat and mouth during the night. However, this is very difficult to do – after all, you’re asleep! Furthermore, those of us who are mouth-breathers are drying out the back of our throats with each breath that we take throughout the night.

A better and easier way is to stop the production of volatile sulfur compounds by the bacteria that create morning breath – and this is exactly what AktivOxigen Tablets are designed to do!   What makes this rinse so effective is that you can actually swallow the resulting solution and slowly let it run down the back of your throat and tonsils. If you do this right before bedtime, this coats your throat for the entire night and virtually eliminates morning breath.

Also, for those of you who suffer from tonsilloliths (that’s the scientific term for those nasty odorous globs growing deep in the crypts of your tonsils) or congested sinuses will find instant relief from using the combination of AktivOxigen Tablets and Nasal-Sinus Drops. Nasal-Sinus Drops are potent drops you put in your nose that slowly trickle through your sinuses and down your throat destroying the bad breath bacteria on contact.

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