Gas Fingerprints Reveal Bacteria: Newly understood science now shows us that your breath is a fantastic analytical tool for determining oral health. By measuring the gases in your breath, we can get a glimpse into what’s going on inside your mouth at the microscopic level – so that’s what we do. By examining your breath’s gas “fingerprints”, we can determine whether you have too many bad bacteria in your mouth. Those results then help us formulate strategies designed to keep your mouth, and your whole body, healthier.
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The treatment of bad breath depends on its cause. If your Dental Health dentist conducts an exam and determines your mouth is healthy, yet you still have bad breath, we may refer you to your general health provider or a specialist to determine the cause.
Good oral hygiene is crucial to help with the reduction of bad breath. Keep these points in mind as part of your daily oral hygiene plan:
Everyone has morning breath to some degree. That’s because when you sleep, your mouth dries out. When your mouth dries out, odor-producing bacteria proliferate. If you snore or breathe through your mouth at night, you’re more likely to have bad breath in the morning than those who don’t. In both situations, your mouth is even more prone to drying out, setting the stage for bacteria to grow.
Some things you can do to prevent morning breath are: