Cosmetic Dentistry Health
Our Santa Rosa, CA office serves Sonoma County & the Bay Area including San Francisco, Petaluma, Napa
Fresh Breath Concepts
There are many causes of bad breath. Dr. Klim uses state-of-the-art Halometric tests to accurately diagnose the underlying problem and recommend an effective treatment plan.
Bad breath is a physical dilemma that affects a very sensitive part of our lives, our social interaction and relationships. About one out of every ten people are afflicted with chronic bad breath. Often, those that suffer from bad breath are the last to know! It is often loved ones that share the baneful news. Over 90% of halitosis conditions are a result of oral and nasal-related conditions. The lesser percentage of bad breath comes from disease processes in other parts of the body, such as the stomach, liver, and so on.
Bad breath resulting from oral and nasal conditions have more options of relief than in the past. There is hope on the horizon. Halitosis stems from anaerobic bacterial activity that produces volatile sulfur-compounds. The remedy lies in accurate diagnosis as to the type of bacterial activity is in the mouth and nasal passages by use of the Halometer and other selective tests. The Halometer measures the amount of volatile sulfur-compounds present in the breath.
Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may begin. Treatment usually consists of regular hygiene maintenance, recommended home hygiene & tongue treatment, and specially formulated oral hygiene products to help keep anaerobic bacterial activity at bay. Most over-the-counter mouth rinses contain alcohol and can only provide a cover-up to the underlying problem. There are now mouth rinses available that will decrease the population of unfavorable bacteria and that do not contain alcohol, such as OxyFresh, Breath Rx, and Retardex products.