Halitosis, the clinical term for bad breath, is a common problem, affecting as many as 25% of the population globally. Halitosis is not necessarily a disease, per se, but can frequently be a symptom of another condition. Bad breath is a concern for people because it is unpleasant and can have negative social consequences. It should be evaluated because it can be an early warning sign of other developing problems. That said, occasional bad breath associated with eating garlic-heavy foods or drinking coffee is no cause for alarm.
A trusted friend or family member may have already alerted you to the problem. To see if you have halitosis symptoms, it is also possible to lick the back of your (clean) hand and smell the dried saliva.
Either or both. If the underlying cause of your bad breath is poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, or gum infections, your dentist is likely to be your best resource for bad breath prevention and treatment. If your bad breath is caused by other systemic medical conditions, your doctor will be able to help you treat those. If tonsil stones are causing your problems, you may need a specialist referral to an ENT, a doctor who specializes in ears, noses, and throats.
Oral cancer can cause bad breath, but it is far more likely to come from another cause.
CariFree products can help interrupt the disease process a number of ways, preventing the cavities from ever forming. The unique pH correcting formula of CariFree products helps make the oral environment unfavorable for acid-loving, caries causing bacteria. The high pH from the CariFree system also protects tooth enamel from having minerals dissolved away in acidic conditions. The products contain nano hydroxyapatite which the teeth can use to repair missing minerals from the enamel, particularly in the high pH environment the products create. Xylitol, a natural, non-nutritive sweetener, has several dental benefits. It makes bacteria less able to stick together in a tough to remove biofilm. Caries causing bacteria also eat the xylitol but cannot use it for energy or to reproduce. So, the bacteria starve to death while eating xylitol.
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