Well how many times have you finished a great burger (with onions of course) or had a slice or two of awesome tasting garlic bread, and been told by your mate, girlfriend, boyfriend etc. that your breath, well… was a bit offensive.
Known scientifically as “halitosis” or oral malodor, bad breath is one of the most elusive conditions for which there seems to be few easy solutions, but nonetheless hope.
The primary constituents of bad breath are chemicals called volatile sulfur compounds (VSC), primarily hydrogen sulfide and methyl merceaptan. VSC’s are the byproducts of both human and bacterial cellular breakdown occurring in the “furrows” of the tongue, areas in the back of the throat, in the sinus cavities, and underneath the gum tissue in the presence of gum disease
The Level of Volatile Sulfur compounds that may be present and Thurs constitute how bad “bad” breath will likely be is a function of all of some combination of the following:
Well, the obvious answer is to decide which of the above might be the culprit(s). Begin “checking off” all that might apply to you.
We will, of course, provide you with all the help, needed regarding dentally related factors.
It is worth monitoring, that there are occasions when one believes they have bad breath and it is apparent only to that person. Naturally, this presents a whole new set of issues for which we do not have the space to cover at this time.
In closing to eliminate/control any dental factors that may be involved, it is very important to…