Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Bad breathEliminating halitosis is more complex than simply rinsing with an anti-bacterial mouthwash. Periogen® offers a thorough treatment for halitosis. While there are many products that claim to be effective remedies, the best treatment for curing bad breath is to attack the root causes of the problem….bacteria living in the tartar buildup beneath the gum line.

Periogen® does three things to combat bad breath caused by gum disease.

First, Periogen® eliminates all anaerobic bacteria it comes in contact with. So, for example, if you have a 5mm periodontal pocket, and you are applying Periogen® with a water flosser, you can be assured that you are resetting the anaerobic bacteria population of that pocket to “zero” during each use.

Second, Periogen® dissolves the tartar that the anaerobic bacteria thrive in. The less tartar there is around, the fewer the bacteria.

Third, as Periogen® dissolves tartar, periodontal pockets naturally shrink in size. The shallower the pocket, the less the anaerobic bacteria can colonize.

Halitosis, or bad breath, is caused by numerous types of bacteria living in the mouth and on the tongue. These bacteria can produce high levels of foul odors. The odors are produced mainly due to the anaerobic breakdown of proteins. Various anaerobic bacteria respirate, or release the following gaseous molecules:

  • Indole – Fecal Smell
  • Putrescine - Putrefying Flesh Smell
  • Cadaverine – Urine Smell
  • Skatole - Fecal Smell
  • Hydrogen Sulfide - Swamp Smell
  • Methyl Mercaptan - Rotten Cabbage Smell
  • Allyl Methyl Sulfide - Garlic Smell
  • Dimethyl Sulfide – Garden Beet Smell

In a healthy mouth, from a periodontal perspective, the causes of bad breath generally originate at the back of the tongue. Large quantities of bacteria are often found on the posterior of the tongue where they live and multiply undisturbed by normal activity. This part of the tongue, called the dorsum, is relatively dry and poorly cleansed, and anaerobic bacteriological communities thrive on dead cells, postnasal drip, and food particles. However, in a mouth challenged by periodontitis, the main source of bad breath comes from periodontal pockets. The deeper the pocket, the more undisturbed anaerobic bacteria thrive. Gaseous odors are created in periodontal pockets, and are pushed out the top of the pocket and into the mouth through a crevical discharge.

Curing bad breath due to gum disease starts with an effective home treatment. Start your Periogen® halitosis remedy today, and discover the treatment that is quick, simple and effective.