Feeling the treatment results by the third appointment, very freshening.
It's been a while I've been looking for a solution to my concerns with breath quality as I am face-to-face with people in my profession. For the first time I can truly say I have found something that works. I look forward to your consumer products.
I came in a few months ago and was very happy with the treatment. Doctor took his time and actually discussed the possibility of me having to check my sinuses for infection. I went to ENT and sure enough I had sinus infection and was given antibiotics. I came back for more treatments now. The treatments are fast and very effective in removing bad breath and helping get fresh breath.
We all suffer a bit of bad breath or halitosis from time to time. The Bad Breath Institute in the US says that 99 per cent of us suffer from the condition when we wake up. This is because, during the night, we don’t produce the necessary saliva to wash away the bad bacteria that causes bad breath.
So you have bad breath. Here’s what to do about your hellish halitosis
Bad breath is the ultimate mood killer. It can ruin a first date in less than a second, but it can plague sufferers for years.
When someone says to you, ‘Got a mint?’, it can mean one of two things. One: perhaps they just fancy a mint, or two (and far more likely): they think you need one yourself because of your stinky breath.
We all suffer a bit of bad breath – or halitosis – from time to time. The Bad Breath Institute (yes, it exists) in the US says that 99 per cent of us suffer from the condition when we wake up. This is because, during the night, we don’t produce the necessary saliva to wash away the bad bacteria that causes bad breath.
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and remarks regarding our treatments and our approach. I understand many cannot travel to come to Los Angeles for treatments and would like to see a Bad Breath Institute® location in their neck of the woods.
I am also very aware of interested consumers asking us about Bad Breath Institute® labeled and supported products for personal and home care in dealing with halitosis.
I can excitedly update all interested parties that I am very actively examining all options to make our proprietary and brand name products and services available on a large scale to patients and consumers.
Stay tuned for further updates and once again thank you for your interest and support.
Bad breath is personal, especially when it is everyday bad breath and non-chronic halitosis. Bad breath to the person concerned and affected is simply; bad breath.
There is no right or wrong level of bad breath. It is similar to how we evaluate body odor. Some people can go a few days without taking shower and others have to take shower everyday and some twice daily. This is based on how one perceives body odor and how sensitive he/she is about it.
Likewise, certain individuals are more sensitive and self-conscious about their bad breath than others. There is no scale or right measure of sensitivity to bad breath. Bad breath can be subjective and be perceived differently by different people. This is why my non-invasive Airigation® treatment is easily applicable to patients. It can be applied as a treatment or as a grooming procedure. Whether on a recommended basis or as needed by clients and can be performed as often as the individual desires it.
We have all experienced a loved one, a friend or a co-worker having bad breath. The dilemma is how to tell these individuals about their condition without angering them, embarrassing them or making them defensive.
Diplomacy is always a good strategy. A hint of breath freshener could be a good start. For example if in person, you can offer the individual a stick of gum or some mint and use that action as an excuse to open up discussion about the subject. You can say that you have become more self-conscious about your breath as sometimes you felt you were not aware of the possibility of having bad breath. You can give a reason that one of your friends hinted you at one occasion after you had lunch that contained onions. Hence, you can ask the individual if by any chance he/she had lunch with onions! The blame of bad breath gets passed onto the “onion” while the opportunity for you has now opened up to recommend the individual to get his bad breath checked out and treated.
Another means of hinting someone about their bad breath is simply sending them a hint electronically to get their attention. We have implemented the “Send a hint” function on our website specifically for this purpose. Certain individuals will respond better to a subtle hint, in the privacy of their time and relate to the hint, therefore seeking professional assistance.
If all else fails and it is a matter of your relationship with the person or else… just come out and say it straight out!
It is commonly known that many do not like going to the dentist. One of the most common statements made to me by my patients is “Doc, I really don’t like going to the dentist”.
There are numerous reasons why fear is a factor when going to the dentist. It can be a prior bad experience, especially as a child, stories heard from others regarding their experiences and most importantly, fear of the unknown.
To compensate for any of these concerns, an important factor is to “show and tell” to patients what they can expect from their visits.
Since patients do not see (and many do not want to see) procedures performed and these procedures are performed by the dentist outside of patient’s control, many feel vulnerable and fearful. There are simple steps that can be taken by dentists to ensure patient comfort and a drastic reduction in patient’s “white knuckle” syndrome. This is a terminology which depicts a fearful patient grabbing the dental chair armrests so hard where his/her hands and knuckles turn white.
A few simple steps which we follow can be taken to reduce and eliminate patient fear and phobia.
As a global rule a dentist should treat every patient as he/she would treat his family members…with care!
Beautiful teeth are a sign of health and youth. It gives a person self confidence and a willingness to smile more often which reflects positively on first impressions.
Just as bad breath is a nuisance and can affect ones self confidence, so do teeth that are yellow, malaligned and stained.
This is not only true socially but generally goes hand-in-hand with oral health. Proper alignment and correctly contoured teeth not only look beautiful but can naturally contribute to less food and bacterial entrapment between teeth leading to lower number of cavities (which are caused by bacteria) as well as less bad breath.
This is why general and cosmetic dentistry is an integral part of ones goals to reduce bad breath.
Many in the fields of Sales and marketing such as auto, real estate and mortgage, department store and retails clerks among other sales positions, are continuously speaking and communicating verbally with clients throughout the day. I myself as a dentist in close proximity with patients and continuously consulting clients know the nuisance of dry mouth leading to a tired and heavy breath. As the day goes on the bad breath gets heavier and our self-consciousness about the quality of our bad breath rises. Instead of focusing on our jobs we start to pucker our lips, increase our distance from others or keep popping mints to keep the bad breath from getting to our clients.
With proper understanding of how bad breath works, these situations can be controlled much easier.
First, one must control the level of bacteria that causes bad breath. Once the bacteria are brought under control, the heavy and tired feeling of our mouth will subside significantly. Combining such professional and at home treatments with proper hydration and nutritional snacking throughout the day will assist the talking sales person to have a lighter feeling mouth and a cleaner feeling breath.
Brushing and oral hygiene after every meal during work hours will significantly increase the effectiveness of a longer lasting fresh and clean breath as well.
Properly addressing bad breath could easily be implemented in our daily routines as a normal grooming and hygiene regimen such as hand washing.