Bad breath is a serious health and an embarrassing social problem that carries a great deal of misunderstandings based on incorrect assertions and beliefs. For this reason, bad breath must be treated in a professional setting by those who are experienced in treating, preventing, and guiding patients to minimize, control bad breath, and help maintain the achieved results by routine repeated regimen.
I was told I need to have my breath tested and analyzed for gases & degree of severity!
There is no need for these tests. Certain clinics use gadgets such as gas chromatographs or Halimeters to measure the degree, or content of your bad breath. These are unnecessary and costly procedures that are borderline showmanship of smoke & mirrors. Bad Breath is caused by anaerobic bacterial byproducts that are sulfur based; in other words it is similar to the noxious odor of a rotten egg. Likewise, when someone has bad breath, it is bad breath and it is embarrassing. To the person with bad breath, there is no such thing as slightly bad breath, somewhat of a bad breath, or heavy bad breath. If these tests were so important in helping with bad breath, then how would the same practitioners that claim the tests are necessary, still offer the products for sale online to treat bad breath to those who haven’t been physically tested with the devices? Obviously, a customer purchasing products online will not be receiving such an important service of measuring gases and the degree of bad breath that is so integral to these clinics’ claims for diagnosis of halitosis!
I spend so much time and money using mouth washes, breath mints, and chewing gum, but they don’t help and my bad breath keeps coming back.
These agents only mask the problem for a short period of time and they are not a cure for bad breath. Most mouthwashes are alcohol based and worsen the problem as they dry out the mouth, reduce saliva flow, and promote bad breath.
I brush and floss continuously, but I still can’t get rid of my bad breath.
Although brushing and flossing is an important part of good oral hygiene, it does not eliminate bad breath. Regular brushing and flossing is an important first step in controlling bad breath, but again, it is not a solution.
I have bad breath because my parents and my children have it too, therefore, it must be hereditary.
Certain conditions that can contribute to bad breath can be hereditary, such as the shape or texture of your tongue; however, there is no direct cause such as a gene that causes bad breath.
My bad breath must be coming from my stomach because I brush and floss regularly.
This can be true in extreme cases, but in general, not true unless other systemic diseases such as H Pylori are present. Many believe the stomach is the likely reason for bad breath, primarily because they don’t understand the true contributors to bad breath and because it is the easiest cause to solve the “mystery” for bad breath. A similar blame game exists when some overweight individuals blame their problem on being big-boned, rather than addressing their eating habits or lack of proper exercise.
My bad breath must be coming from my lungs because even though I brush and floss regularly, I also smoke.
This could be true for heavy smokers and people with serious lung disease. If so, the individual has other systemic matters to deal with prior to addressing bad breath. Again, the belief that the lungs are the culprit is incorrect and misplaces the true causes of bad breath.
Edible and ingestible pills or sprinkles on food eliminate bad breath.
These agents are no different than gums and breath fresheners, and are equally ineffective because these products claim to neutralize odors, such as garlic and onion, by working inside your stomach. As stated above, the root cause of bad breath is not in the stomach, it is in your mouth.
I know my bad breath is from eating too much garlic, onion, and spices.
Foods such as onions, garlic, and spices do cause temporary bad breath. However, these fade away with time as the body ingests the food and the odor causing chemicals are broken down. Garlic & onion release sulfuric compounds, the familiar rotten smell associated with bad breath, however, longer lasting or chronic bad breath is associated with oral bacteria, and not with these foods.
Hydrogen Peroxide cures bad breath.
Hydrogen Peroxide is toxic to cells and can breakdown or damage oral tissue; it should only be used occasionally under the direction of a dentist or health care professional and for a specific short term duration, or a temporary reason. Prolonged use of Hydrogen peroxide could cause tissue breakdown or damage, leading to infections and ulcers in the mouth.
There is no treatment for bad breath.
This is false. Although there is no cure for bad breath, there are treatments to significantly reduce and bring under control the bad breath. At Bad Breath Institute™, our professionals can help you with this social problem by applying our unique techniques and specialized products. Our proprietary, patent-pending Airigation® technique is an effective means of treating bad breath.
Most bad breath solutions are product-based and only cover up bad breath. Consumers spend billions of dollars hoping the next product will be the magical solution to help them get rid of bad breath for good, only to realize this is not the case.
At the Bad Breath Institute™ we educate our patients to understand that controlling and reducing bad breath requires dedication and ongoing maintenance, similar to other goals such as losing weight, getting fit, or other successful achievements. The difference is that our proprietary Airigation® technique is simple, non-invasive, and only takes as much time as a regular dental cleaning.