Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Sonic Toothbrush – Your Ally in Combating Bad Breath

When it comes to halitosis, there are a number of different possible underlying biological root causes. One of the most commonly identified factors is your oral environment (i.e. the state of your mouth). Even if you brush several times a day, brushing with a standard toothbrush will not remove the plaque and bacteria that exist in hard-to-reach areas between teeth, in deep molar crevasses and even lodged deep within taste buds.
If you suffer from chronic bad breath (halitosis), you should look into using a sonic toothbrush, such as the Oral-B Sonic Complete. Numerous clinical studies have shown electric and sonic toothbrushes to be far superior to the standard option, removing nearly twice the plaque between the teeth as manual toothbrushes. For this reason, the vast majority of dentists recommend sonic toothbrushes over basic manual toothbrushes, and even the common electric "spin brushes" that are so popular. The sonic toothbrushes are especially beneficial for patients with heavy plague issues and receding gum lines. Sonic toothbrushes are also much gentler to the gums and teeth than manual or "spin brushes" because they don't clean using the typical abrasive scrubbing technology.
Sonic toothbrushes use high speed (think 31K strokes per minute!) and sonic wave technology to effectively remove bad breath causing plaque and bacteria. In fact, the sonic wave technology removes bacteria 2 to 3 millimeters beyond the sonic brush’s bristles, deep between the teeth, without even having to touch the plaque itself. These devises will not only help you combat bad breath, but also gum disease and surface stains. A quality sonic toothbrush reduces tooth and gum abrasion (receding gums), while also being gentle enough to use on sensitive teeth.
If you have bad breath and you would like to find the best sonic toothbrush for treating halitosis, I personally recommend the Oral-B Sonic Complete Toothbrush. While my clinic has no affiliation with the Oral-B, we have found this specific sonic toothbrush (model to be especially effective at removing bacteria from the tongue, including deep within the taste buds, a major contributing factor to chronic bad breath. In fact, at The Center for Breath Cure, we have found that nearly 90% of chronic halitosis patients possess longer-than-average taste buds. These enlarged taste buds trap bacteria, debris and mucous, all of which lead to very bad breath and often cannot be removed with a simple tongue scraper.
Still suffering from halitosis? Request an appointment to cure your bad breath problem by calling 1-888-373-7403. I am happy to provide free phone consultations as well.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley has been practicing dentistry since 1981 and conducts research pertaining to bad breath remedies and treatments. He has a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University and a dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr Dailley specializes in curing bad breath and founded the Center for Breath Treatment as well as NovaBay Pharmaceutical, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company.