Bad Breath: Our Social Epidemic
Do people step back when you get close? Brush their fingers under their nose when you are near? Quietly move a half step sideways or turn their head? Offer you gum or mints? Or, any other social signs that indicate you are not welcome in “their space?” If so, you probably have bad breath, or halitosis.
If this happens to you, forget the gums, mints, toothpastes, and mouthwash. These are all cover-ups, not cures. No matter what they taste like, they only cover-up one bad odor with a stronger, more pleasant one. Even the cure-in-a-bottle internet products are only cover-ups, not the all-day cures they advertise.
Since 1993 a complete cure has been available that creates life-long fresh breath that is sustainable for life. It has changed the lives of thousands of the 40 million Americans who are affected by halitosis.
Bad breath is due to the bacteria that inhabit the mouth, particularly those on the tongue. These bacteria form biofilms (coatings) that can only be removed by hands-on mechanical means. By professionally eliminating those bacterial biofilms in a process called Tongue Rejuvenation® one can be halitosis-free forever.
Here are the signs and symptoms that can tell you if you have a breath problem:
- Coating on tongue – whitish, yellowish, or brown
- Bad taste
- Morning breath
- People react to you in close situations like those above
- Mouthwashes don’t last
- Dry mouth, thick saliva
- Post-nasal drip, allergies
If you want to check yourself for bad breath, here is the best self-test available. Take a piece of gauze, two inches by two inches, available at every pharmacy. Stick your tongue out as far as possible. From the furthest back area that you can reach, wipe forward 3-4 times to get off as much coating as you can. This coating is the biofilm that causes bad breath. Smell it. An odor denotes bad breath.
Is the gauze discolored? If you see a color on the gauze, chances are you also have bad breath. A tongue that is clean, without bad breath bacteria shows a clear gauze with no odor. Be aware, however, that some people cannot smell their own odors due to a phenomenon called adaptation. That is why the color of the gauze itself is an indicator of bad breath.
Typical breath odors smell like “rotten eggs” and “feces” from the strong sulfur compound in the breath – made by the bacteria in the biofilm.
The permanent elimination of halitosis can be achieved with Tongue Rejuvenation®. This technique, discovered by a local dentist in 1993, has helped thousands of people in the last 28 years. Tongue Rejuvenation® painlessly removes the biofilm that has sometimes accumulated for decades. When the biofilm is gone, the odor is also. And with some simple techniques at home, you can be bad breath free for the rest of your life.
So, if you have bad breath, there truly is a way to say goodbye to bad breath forever. Why wait? Take action now.
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