Bad Breath Treatment The first, and often the hardest step for many people in getting treatment for your bad breath is actually just booking the appointment. Once you’re booked in you just need to remember – for an accurate reading you mustn’t eat, drink or smoke (or chew chewing gum) for 4 hours before the appointment. Water is okay to have up until 1 hour before your appointment. A simple way round this is booking an appointment late in the morning or afternoon and having breakfast or lunch at the normal time. If you eat, drink or smoke (other than water) in the 4 hours preceding the test, it is not worth doing as we can’t trust the results. When you come in we will ask you to fill in a Questionnaire which can help us in the diagnosis of your problem. The Breath Test is very simple and easy to do. We put a syringe (there is no needle attached) into your mouth while you breathe normally through your nose. It stays in your mouth for a minute then we suck up the Breath sample which is then injected into the Oral Chroma Breath Testing Machine. It takes about 5 minutes to analyse the sample after which we can show you the results and even print them out for you to take home. The Oral Chroma or simply known as “The breath testing machine” The Oral Chroma tests for 3 Volatile Sulphur Gases all of which are the end products of bacterial metabolism; Hydrogen Sulphide. The bacteria which grow on the upper surface of your tongue generate this gas. It smells like rotten eggs. The removal of these bacteria can be achieved in mild cases with tongue scraping or brushing. In more severe cases a probiotic is needed as well. Methyl Mercaptan. The bacteria which grow round the gums generate this gas. It smells like faeces. The removal of these bacteria is achieved, again in mild cases, with a complete removal of calculus (tartar) by the Dentist or Hygienist, and daily at home use of floss or interproximal brushes as well as thorough at home brushing. In more severe cases a probiotic is again needed. Dimethyl Sulphide. The bacteria that generate this gas grow round the throat, sinuses and nasal passages. A sinus rinse can help, a probiotic can help and you possibly may need to see an ENT Specialist if we can’t resolve the problem using the sinus rinse or probiotic. Probiotic’s for the mouth.. One of the miracles of the Bad Breath Treatment is the use of the K Force Probiotic developed by Blis Technologies. I have provided a link below to the Blis website. Blis...Read More
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