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Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. How Does What You Eat Affect Breath? Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body. Why Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don't brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath.


Antibacterial mouth rinses can also help reduce bacteria. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned. Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can also cause bad breath, stain teeth, reduce your ability to taste foods, and irritate the gums. What Health Problems Are Associated With Bad Breath? Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be warning signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. The bacteria cause toxins to form in the mouth, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries. The medical condition dry mouth (also called xerostomia) can also cause bad breath. Saliva is necessary to moisten and cleanse the mouth by neutralizing acids produced by plaque and washing away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be caused by the side effects of various medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth. Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems.

Have you experienced any of the following? • •

Your chronic bad breath is interfering with your social or professional success. You frequently have a bad taste in your mouth.


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People step back from you when you are talking to them, or they avoid direct contact with you. Somebody has commented on your bad breath, or offered you mints or chewing gum. You experience a white or yellow film on your tongue.

If you answered yes to any of the above you likely have a chronic bad breath problem and are seeking out a way to cure halitosis. The good news is that the Center for Breath Treatment has been successfully treating halitosis since 1996. We have treated more than 10,000 patients since 1996 with a 99% success rate! Chronic bad breath is a problem that is shared by millions of people across the country. Until recently, there really has not been an effective scientific approach to diagnose, treat or cure halitosis / chronic bad breath conditions. The Center for Breath Treatment is a pioneer in the study of bad breath treatments. We will not only help you get rid of bad breath, but it will help you identify and address the underlying causes of chronic bad breath. It is this knowledge that will help you take the steps necessary to cure bad breath for good. The secret to our success in curing bad breath is that we are first and foremost a scientific facility. Our founder, Dr. Anthony Dailley has a degree in Cell & Molecular biology from San Francisco State University and received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1981. Dr. Dailley has also held a teaching position at the University in the past. Dr. Dailley also conducts research in the field of halitosis at the California Pacific Lab facility in Novato California. Dr. Dailley is also one of the founders and is on the board of directors of a publicly held biopharmaceutical company called NovaBay Pharmaceuticals located in Emeryville California. For those that can make the journey to the San Francisco area, we recommend visiting our clinic in person. There the Center for Breath Treatment expert staff can provide an accurate diagnosis of the underlying causes which will allow for a custom treatment strategy for your specific needs. This is the most effective way to treat and cure bad breath / halitosis. For those that are unable to come to our center we do offer comprehensive home treatment programs to get rid of bad breath. All our bad breath remedies and home treatment kits have proven track records of successfully treating bad breath. We


intentionally do not produce or manufacture any of the products, or medications we use in our treatments. We only use and endorse products and treatment methods that are proven effective based on sound independent clinical studies. This allows us to maintain our objectivity when it comes to recommending what is best for our patients, and this eliminates any conflict of interest or issues of ethics. It also has allowed us to have the flexibility to make changes as new and better products or medications are developed for treating chronic bad breath.


El mal aliento, médicamente llamado halitosis, puede ser consecuencia de los malos hábitos de salud dental y puede ser un signo de otros problemas de salud. El mal aliento también puede ser agravada por el tipo de alimentos que usted come y otros hábitos de estilo de vida poco saludables. ¿Cómo afecta lo que comes aliento? Básicamente, todos los alimentos consumidos comienza a descomponerse en la boca. Como los alimentos son digeridos y absorbidos en el torrente sanguíneo, lo que finalmente se llevó a sus pulmones y emitido en la respiración. Si usted come alimentos con olores fuertes (como el ajo o la cebolla), el cepillado y el hilo dental incluso enjuague bucal - sólo tapa el olor temporalmente. El olor no desaparecerá por completo hasta que los alimentos han pasado a través de su cuerpo. ¿Por qué los malos hábitos causan el mal aliento? Si usted no se cepilla los dientes y usar hilo dental diariamente, las partículas de alimentos pueden permanecer en su boca, que promueve el crecimiento de bacterias entre los dientes, alrededor de las encías y en la lengua. Esto causa el mal aliento. Enjuagues bucales antibacterianos también pueden ayudar a reducir las bacterias. Además, el olor que causan las bacterias y partículas de alimentos pueden causar mal aliento si dentaduras no se limpian correctamente. Fumar o masticar tabaco a base de productos también pueden causar mal aliento, manchan los dientes, reducen su capacidad para saborear los alimentos, así como irritación de las encías. ¿Qué problemas de salud asociado con el mal aliento? Mal aliento persistente o un mal sabor en la boca pueden ser señales de advertencia de las encías (periodontal) la enfermedad. La enfermedad de las encías es causada por la acumulación de placa en los dientes. Las bacterias causan las toxinas que se forman en la boca, que irritan las encías. Si la enfermedad de las encías continúa sin tratamiento, puede dañar las encías y la mandíbula. Otras causas del mal aliento dentales incluyen aparatos dentales mal ajustadas, infecciones de levadura de la boca, y la caries dental. La condición médica sequedad de boca (xerostomía también llamado) también pueden causar mal aliento. La saliva es necesaria para humedecer y limpiar la boca al neutralizar los ácidos producidos por la placa y lavar las células muertas que se acumulan en la lengua, encías y mejillas. Si no se eliminan, estas células se descomponen y pueden causar mal aliento. La boca seca puede ser causada por los efectos secundarios de varios medicamentos, problemas de la glándula salival, o respiración continua por la boca. Muchas otras enfermedades y enfermedades pueden causar mal aliento. Aquí están algunos a tener en cuenta: infecciones de las vías respiratorias, como neumonía o


bronquitis, infecciones de sinusitis crónica, goteo post-nasal, diabetes, reflujo ácido crónico y problemas de hígado o de riñón.


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