Treating, reducing, and eliminating embarrassing bad breath should be a normal part of one's routine just as it is with brushing teeth, cutting nails and combing hair.
You have more bacteria in your mouth than you have cells in your body. Bad breath is primarily caused by two major types of bacteria, aerobic and anaerobic, that exist in the mouth and tongue. Aerobic bacteria are the “good” bacteria that utilize oxygen and help control the population of anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria are the type that thrive without oxygen and cause bad breath by producing waste products known as sulfur compounds, the root cause of the foul odor and smell associated with bad breath. These byproducts are a result of anaerobic bacteria breaking down food particles in the mouth. Therefore, it is very important to brush and floss after every meal to minimize the amount of available particles for these bacteria to breakdown.
Our approach has 4 components for treating bacteria and bad breath:
1. Dentistry-Teeth: Treating anomalies associated with teeth due to bacterial action such as restoring caries, old restorations and fillings, treating infected root canals, etc.
2. Dentistry-Soft Tissue: Treating anomalies associated with soft tissue and gums due to bacterial action such as teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing, gingival irrigation, etc.
3. Nutrition & Behavior: Evaluating and advising patients with proper nutritional regimen and practices that prevent bacterial action in the mouth which contribute to bad breah.
4. Airigation® bad breath treaments
Our treatment method, known as the Airigation® technique, is proprietary, patent-pending, and uses a unique method of exposing these bacteria to oxygen. Our unique system is simple, non-invasive, and minimally time consuming.
Since bad breath is caused by bacteria and bacteria repopulate, it is important to disrupt bacterial activity by maintenance and routine repeated treatments. This balanced approach will minimize the bad breath bacterial levels and their byproducts by maintaining a healthy environment for a longer lasting, fresh-clean breath.
Achieving fresh breath is a two step process of treating and controlling bad breath. One cannot get fresh breath without treating the underlying bad breath. To achieve effective, strong and long lasting fresh breath, one needs to first treat bad breath.