Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

Do you suffer from bad breath? Do you have a persistent bad taste in your mouth?

 Did you know that poor smelling breath can be caused by bacteria and biofilm sitting in your mouth even after you brush and floss your teeth? Often people try to cover their bad breath up with gum, a breath mint, or mouthwash. Unfortunately, other people can still tell it's there. The answer is to go to the cause of the problem, not to attempt at masking it. Bad breath doesn't go away on its own.

Halitosis (bad breath) may simply be caused from the anaerobic (oxygen-free) bacteria living between your teeth and under your gums. The biofilm and toxins in these areas can not only cause decay, gum disease and gingivitis, but they can also contribute to bad breath.

Because these bacteria hide in the grooves around teeth, dental restorations, and under gums, they are extremely difficult to reach. In fact, even if you are flossing daily, you may still be leaving biofilm full of infectious bacteria in your mouth. Studies show that the physical flushing with an oral irrigator is actually more effective than floss for these hard to reach areas.

Sometimes food may even be packed so far under your gums that it sits there a very long time. You can imagine what that would smell like after a day or more. Some foods such as the kernels of popcorn can even be found under your gums up to a month after you've eaten your movie time snack.

By using an OralBreeze Irrigator every day, you can literally flush those stinky germs right out of your mouth. The stream of water irrigating under the gumlines, between your teeth, and even at the back of your tongue can help to remove the bad-breath forming bacteria that you otherwise wouldn't be able to reach. It's so easy to do!

The result is fresher breath and a healthier smile!