Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment | Stony Plain, Alberta | Lobay Dental Group Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Bad Breath Can Mean Poor Oral Health
Even the most meticulous brushing and flossing will not get rid of bad breath and periodontal disease. In fact, many bad breath sufferers have healthy looking mouths and impeccable oral care habits.
Research shows that 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal disease, and about 50% from halitosis or a bad taste problem. Both are evidence of an oral infection. So, it’s no surprise that millions of dollars are spent annually over-the-counter rinses and breath products that only briefly mask odors without eliminating the underlying infection – oral bacteria that are persistent, resistant and resilient.
The same type of bacteria cause both halitosis and gum disease. An increase in harmful oral bacteria, even in otherwise healthy mouths, is by far the most common cause of this persistent and chronic condition.
Bad breath bacteria are found below and around the gums, on the tongue, the back of the throat and on tonsils where they are difficult to control. For example, over the counter mouth rinses do not penetrate these bacterial biofilms so they do not predictably control odors.
The OraVital® System is a unique, non-surgical oral treatment that successfully removes the problem-causing bacteria.