5 Things You Should Know About Halitosis & Oral Care
WHY DO I SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE
BAD BREATH WHILE OTHERS DON’T?
only 2% of the population have enough naturally occurring “good” bacteria to fight bad breath and maintain a healthy microbiome.
For the rest of us, those VSCs are most commonly caused because:
low saliva production
or Dry Mouth (genetic or due to medication or over-consumption of stimulants)
(of the body or of the mouth)
failing to maintain daily hygiene
and gastrointestinal function
EACH OF THESE CAN THROW OFF THE PH AND MICROBIOME BALANCE IN YOUR MOUTH.
During sleep, people produce far less saliva than during waking hours, Lack of saliva flow allows for bad bacteria to thrive. If your oral microbiome is already poor, you will wake with worse breath than someone with a healthier microbiome
The only way to permanently control bad breath is by improving the balance of good bacteria and creating a healthier oral microbiome.
This presentation is meant to explain and address halitosis as it relates to oral hygiene. Bad breath may also be a symptom of underlying health related issues. Should you believe that your halitosis is due to issues other than oral care, contact your doctor or medical professional for more information.