When the clinician follows treatment protocols established by the International Society for Breath Odor
Research (Table II), all patients are instructed in correct oral hygiene habits, including the important step of tongue cleansing.
The impact of periodontal therapy on the adjunctive effect of antiseptics on breath odor
related outcome variables: a double blind randomized study.
For example, sulphur and sulfide compounds found in breath odors
are often caused by medications, diet and one's overall health.
Some manufacturers sell odor-reducing chewing gum, but even with that you also should follow John's suggestion and wear a facemask containing activated carbon for a one-two punch against breath odors
Tell him that breath odors
are often the result of physical or dental problems that can be resolved and you thought he'd want to know.
More serious conditions, such as diabetes, some cancers, kidney and liver failure, also can produce chemicals that cause breath odors
. Remember, too, that some medications, including some drugs to treat blood pressure, urinary problems or allergies, can cause dry mouth.
Besides the microactive foam and the "special micro-polishers featured in all the Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpastes, the Pure Breath Action version promises to purify breath with the help of a mineral formulation that helps to neutralize bad breath odors
," the company says.
Some serious illnesses, including diabetes, kidney and liver failure, and cancer, can produce chemicals that cause breath odors
New from Fitscan is the Breath Checker, a palm-size monitor that detects and measures breath odors
. So before you move in for that first kiss you better check yourself, because no one wants to smooch a yuck-mouth.
Bretl says his pine-scented gum will disguise the deer-disturbing breath odors
of tobacco, beer, onions, and plain old garden-variety morning-mouth.
* Dental Breath Strips for dogs are microthin, quick-dissolving breath strips in a convenient pocket pack, formulated with parsley seed oil to eliminate and neutralize breath odors
, and natural mint and vanilla scents to mask odors.
UNITED KINGDOM -- While two studies have shown that regular tea drinking can keep breath odors
away, another, separate study, has shown that herbal teas can seriously damage teeth.