At Willow Bend Dental, we understand that everyone suffers from bad breath at one time or another. In fact, it is estimated that forty million Americans suffer from bad breath that never goes away. The term for this condition is ‘oral malodor’ or ‘halitosis’. Surprisingly, most people with oral malodor are not aware of their problem breath. That’s because our sense of smell adjusts to odors over time until they are completely unnoticeable. For bad breath control, the best method is to floss and brush your teeth after every meal. In addition, our office offers the latest breath technology from Oxyfresh.
Most people think that bad breath is a result of what’s going on in our stomachs, but that’s not the whole story. Most often, the actual odor is generated by bacteria that thrive in the mouth under the gums, in the nooks and crannies on the teeth, and the surface of the tongue. Left untreated, these bacteria create volatile sulfur compounds that have a characteristic “rotten egg” smell. Most people would probably like their breath to be more pleasant than that, and the Oxyfresh products are designed to be especially efficient. The dentists at Willow Bend Dental believe so strongly in the ability of this product to combat bad breath that we carry the entire line of Oxyfresh dental hygiene kits. You’ll love what it does for your breath and self-confidence!
For more information about Oxyfresh and treating bad breath, please contact us.