Thursday, December 27, 2012

BreathCure Holiday Gifts

The gift of fresh breath is one of the best presents you can give this holiday season. With products from BreathCure, you can help friends and loved ones get back to smelling great again. Although a candy cane or sip of holiday cheer might freshen breath for a few minutes, these temporary solutions will only worsen oral odor in the long run.

Products from BreathCure start working on breath right away and also enhance long-term oral fragrance. Here's a look at some of the holiday gift options available now from BreathCure.


BreathGemz work both in the mouth and internally for hours of fresh breath. Gift recipients who get BreathGemz as stocking stuffers will see benefits right away thanks to the patented Instimint coating, but this is only the beginning of the experience. After BreathGemz are swallowed, they immediately go to work with a mix of parsley seed oil and sunflower oil. This is a thoughtful, effective present that will let anybody enjoy fresh breath whenever they need it, especially during seasonal parties and after holiday meals.

Breath Treatment Starter Kit

If you have chronic halitosis sufferers on your holiday gift list, the Breath Treatment Starter Kit is a powerful solution for them that won't go unappreciated. This kit's lineup includes DioxiRinse medicated oral rinse for maximum breath-freshening power on demand, DioxiBrite medicated toothpaste for three months of daily anti-halitosis dental care and 12 Dentiva lozenges for rapid relief from bad breath caused by oral bacterial overgrowth. Instructions are included with the set, ensuring that your lucky gift recipient can take full advantage of the valuable treatment program. Finally, the kit includes personal consultations with BreathCure experts who will be able to give detailed advice regarding treatment strategies and product usage.

Comprehensive Treatment Kit and Hydro-Pulse Sinus Irrigator

The starter kit is more than enough for most halitosis sufferers, but the comprehensive kit is ideal for those experiencing long-standing halitosis with unknown or multiple causes. In addition to the professional-quality items included with the starter kit, this program features the Grossan Hydro-Pulse Sinus irrigator, Breath-Ease XL saline powder for use in sinus irrigation, CloSYSII compact oral spray and BreathRx antibacterial tongue spray for a strong answer to any bad breath.

If your friend or loved one suffers from unpleasant nasal odors, oral treatments may do nothing to eliminate the problem. Irrigation of the sinuses and nasal passages with the Hydro-Pulse will flush out bacteria that settle and produce volatile sulfur compounds. If you already know that this is the biggest problem behind somebody's bad breath, you can also purchase the irrigator separately to give that person an extra-special holiday.

Antiseptic sprays for the tongue and mouth complete any bad-breath program and make this comprehensive solution worthy of any New Years resolution plan. With the included personal consultations, recipients will get priceless advice on solving bad breath with these products.

Saliva Sure Tablets

Help a special someone avoid dry mouth and resultant bad breath by giving them Saliva Sure Tablets this holiday. The season presents many opportunities for dry mouth, including frequent talking at parties, cold winter air and enjoyment of party beverages. When the mouth stays dry, the teeth are prone to halitosis-causing decay. Even without progression to cavities, a dry mouth is more likely to smell bad and cause annoyance for everyone who faces the issue. The recipient who is given Saliva Sure Tablets will be treated to a delicious citrus flavor and fast relief that lasts for an hour.

Bad breath can ruin social occasions, which are especially important around the holidays. By giving the gift of fresh breath this season, you can make a huge difference in the present and future experiences of a halitosis sufferer. No matter whether a loved one is suffering from temporary bad breath or long-term halitosis, BreathCure holiday gifts will treat their problems quickly and effectively and restore their joy this season.

About the author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist that specializes in halitosis treatment. He has been practicing since 1981 and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, and obtained his dental degree from the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley founded the Center for Breath Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area and conducts research on curing halitosis. Dr. Dailley has also been a founder in a biotech company called NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and on their board of directors from 1997 -2014.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chronic Halitosis VS Bad Breath

Halitosis literally means bad breath, but the term is often used to describe a chronic problem. Bad breath is experienced by almost everybody at some point. Eating pungent foods, using poor dental hygiene and other habits can cause bad breath. However, certain conditions can cause foul breath to linger for weeks, months or even years. Here’s a look at the differences between bad breath and halitosis and some of the most effective Halitosis Treatments for each.

Bad Breath Has Many Causes

Plenty of activities and foods can cause foul breath. Most people have experienced the effects of garlic on their breath, for example. Spicy foods, such as exotic curry dishes, can turn a breath bad for hour afterwards. These foods aren’t problems when they’re eaten at home, but they can ruin a night out with friends or a date. As a result, many people avoid eating these dishes unless they’re alone or can brush afterwards.

Dry mouth is a major cause of bad breath. Several habits can reduce salivary production in the mouth, including mouth breathing, smoking and drinking alcohol. Mouth breathing may occur during exercise or out of habit, but it’s guaranteed to reduce salivary flow and encourage tooth decay. Smoking tobacco also dries the mouth and results in vitamin C deficiency, which can cause bad breath through gum disease. Alcohol dehydrates drinkers and kills the good bacteria in the mouth, and many alcoholic drinks supply bad oral bacteria with sugar, which fuels decay.

Halitosis: Caused by Numerous Conditions

Chronic halitosis can be caused by many conditions, but gum disease and tooth decay are at the top of the list. These two problems can result from poor dental hygiene and bad diet, such as nutrient deficiencies and excessive sugar. Acid reflux is another cause of halitosis. Stomach acid and contents can travel up into the esophagus and mouth, producing a sour taste and bad breath. In some cases, food may stay in the esophagus and decay. Diabetes and diets low in carbohydrates can also cause bad breath through ketone production.

Local infections are major contributors to halitosis. Sinus infections can result in bad nasal breath and spread bacteria to the tonsils, which may also become infected separately. Tonsillitis often includes the presence of tonsil stones, which are clumps of food and bacteria that develop in pockets in the tonsils. Tonsil stones are a major cause of sulfurous bad breath that smells like rotten eggs.

Bad Breath Treatments

Prevention of basic bad breath is best done by changing diet and habits. For example, those who experience garlic breath can quit eating that food when fresh breath is important. Alternatively, one can use dual-action breath fresheners, such as BreathGemz. Cutting down or quitting tobacco and alcohol can fight bad breath by raising salivary production. Dry mouth can also be reduced with saliva stimulation products, such as SalivaSure.

Treatments for Halitosis

Chronic halitosis can have many causes, so treatment depends on the condition behind the symptoms. When acid reflux is the cause, sufferers can reduce reflux by avoiding fatty meals, alcohol and tobacco. If mouth bacteria is the suspected cause, Dentiva lozenges nd DioxiRinse mouthwash can be used to restore health to the mouth. In cases of sinus infection, patients can flush out bacteria and foreign matter with sinus irrigation, such as Hydro-Pulse oral irrigator. Of course, it’s often difficult or impossible to know exactly what is causing chronic halitosis. For this reason, many people find that a combination of approaches works best.

Bad breath and halitosis can ruin time spent with others. Fortunately, sufferers can take care of the problem with the solutions outlined above. No matter what is causing offensive breath, the right product will do wonders to freshen it, raising confidence and quality of life.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley specializes in halitosis remedies. Dr Dailley runs a specialty halitosis clinic and conducts research related to cure bad breath in the Bay Area. Arrange an appointment with Dr. Dailley and be comfortable again!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Breath Gemz Product Review

BreathGemz are new breath fresheners that give longer-lasting results than regular breath mints. Intensive research performed by scientists at BreathGemz has resulted in the creation of a breath freshener that attacks bad breath not only from inside the mouth but also from the stomach. Since BreathGemz are all natural, consumers can feel confident about their health every time they use it. BreathGemz work through a brilliant yet simple mechanism. Each capsule is coated with the company's patented InstiMint, which immediately freshens the breath of users. After this initial freshening stage is when normal breath mints quit, but BreathGemz capsules perform the biggest part of their work after being swallowed.  The powerful combination of sunflower oil and parsley oil takes care of bad breath from within the body. Even the worst breath offenders, such as onion and garlic, are easily eliminated by this double approach.

The BreathGemz manufacturing facility is GMP-certified, ensuring that these breath fresheners meet the highest purity standards in the industry. Batches are individually inspected by quality control technicians so users are consistently served with truly superb breath-freshening power. Above all, BreathGemz are the most comprehensive solution to halitosis on the market.
BreathGems developed this product with an understanding of the importance of good breath for top performance at home and at work. Recognizing that good breath makes for pleasant companionship, the company aimed to develop a longer-lasting breath freshener for people who suffer from bad breath due to smoking, spicy foods or other reasons. After years of focused research and testing, BreathGemz were born.

At BreathGemz, the goal in development and manufacturing has always been to create a product that lets people live full lives without making sacrifices to maintain fresh breath. While dental hygiene is essential for everyone, avoidance of favorite foods and activities shouldn't be necessary for avoiding halitosis. Since BreathGemz has been on the market, users don't have to reduce their quality of life because of problems with bad breath. People who enjoy frequent social occasions and rich meals will benefit greatly from BreathGemz. With the addition of these breath fresheners to a daily regimen, anybody can enjoy fresh breath that's consistent instead of fleeting. BreathGemz succeeded in their goal of making a breath freshener that takes care of bad breath right away and keeps working long afterwards.

With regular use of BreathGemz Breath Mints, garlic breath and smoker's breath are both problems of the past. During long outings, BreathGemz can be taken after a spicy meal, a smoke or any time for extended relief from off-putting breath. This is a huge improvement over the breath mints of the past, which provided only temporary results at best. The effects of BreathGemz are the product of years of research into the science of bad breath. This is the cutting edge of breath-freshening technology.

About the author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist that specializes in halitosis treatment. He has been practicing since 1981 and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, and obtained his dental degree from the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley founded the Center for Breath Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area and conducts research on curing halitosis. Dr. Dailley has also been a founder in a biotech company called NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and on their board of directors from 1997 -2014.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Link between Halitosis and Sinus Infection

 At the The Center For Breath Treatment we see many patients with many different causes to their halitosis condition. One of the top culprits of halitosis, or bad breath, is issues relating to sinuses. Sinus infections and sinusitis is caused by the excess mucus that develops from the infection. The mucus may cause an unpleasant odor and is released as people exhale through their open mouths or nose. People with sinusitis can feel pressure, pain and tenderness in their faces. Intense headaches are also common. Individuals may feel tired, dizzy and the inner ear may feel congested and ache. People may feel pain around their teeth, gums and jaw. This discomfort can be caused by inflammation in the sinuses causes them to swell. The swelling causes fever and nausea for the individual.

Postnasal Drip

The symptom of postnasal drip is often present during a sinus infection and can often remain after the sinusitis is cured. Postnasal drip is caused by excessive mucus collecting in the nose and throat. The excessive mucus can be deposited on the tongue and this can produce an environment which produces a halitosis condition. A tickling feeling in the throat will often cause people to cough. Additional signs of postnasal drip are a thick mucous like feeling in the back of the throat. People often spit mucus in an attempt to clear the throat. A runny nose or rhinorrhea may also be present with a sinus infection. Many different conditions typically coexist to create halitosis.

Visiting a Physician

The symptom of halitosis is embarrassing and people should see a halitosis specialist about this condition. A physician with a specialty of ears, nose and throat is often the best choice for diagnosing and treating sinus problems and are also the health care professionals that primarily work with patients who have halitosis. The sinuses, throat, nose, tongue and other mouth parts will be examined to determine if they are related to a bad breath condition. The tonsils and adenoid glands will be inspected closely for signs of infection. If there is a sign of infection a prescription for antibiotics may be ordered to cure the sinusitis. Curing the sinus infection will eventually reduce the excess production of mucus and when there is less mucus the postnasal drip will improve and this can lead to improvement in the halitosis condition.

Home Treatment for Halitosis

Saline sinus rinses can be purchased over-the-counter and used to clear the mucus from nasal passages. And a decongestant can relieve congestion in the sinus cavities. Also proper dental care can also assist in eliminating pungent breath. People should brush their teeth several times a day with the best electrical toothbrush. Using mouthwash, breath spray and special mints can temporarily reduce breath odor. People should continue to drink adequate amounts of water and nutritious meals. The halitosis or bad breath condition gradually improves with proper treatment.

About the author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist that specializes in halitosis treatment. He has been practicing since 1981 and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, and obtained his dental degree from the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley founded the Center for Breath Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area and conducts research on curing halitosis. Dr. Dailley has also been a founder in a biotech company called NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and on their board of directors from 1997 -2014.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Breath Treatment Starter Kit – Product Review

The New Breath Treatment Starter Kit from the Center for Breath Treatment offers a collection of the best dental products in the market. Since the Center for Bad Breath doesn’t rely on one brand alone, it guarantees only the best products each brand has to offer. It includes DioxiRinse mouthwash, DioxiBrite toothpaste and Dentiva lozenges. It also includes step-by-step directions on how and when to use each product. Personal consultations from Dr. Dailey are also offered along with this kit. The following are the products included in the kit.

DioxiRinse is an active chlorine dioxide mouthwash that instantly eliminates bad breath. This contains chlorine dioxide that acts on halitosis by oxidation and not just by masking the odor. Using DioxiRinse once or twice a day treats acute and chronic halitosis. It eliminates odor by killing bacteria that can invade the mouth, throat and tongue. Its active ingredients kill bacteria in under one minute. No bacteria also means no gum disease and bad breath. This is also great for those with braces and infected gums. DioxiRnse is effervescent so it targets those hard to reach areas in the mouth. It also contains menthol that soothes and reduces mouth irritations from tooth extractions, injuries and braces.
With its oxidizing content that is safe for everyday use, DioxiRinse is also great before brushing teeth and dental procedures. The oxidizing properties of DioxiRinse remove mouth odor and stains as well. It does not cause teeth discoloration unlike other dental products with chlorhexidine. DioxiRinse can also be used to keep toothbrushes clean and germ-free.

DioxiBrite Toothpaste
DioxiBrite toothpaste is another product with DioxiCare. This product has active chlorine dioxide that kills bacteria and viruses faster than other products with stabilized chlorine dioxide. It also has powerful oxidizing action similar to hydrogen peroxide that leaves teeth whiter. DioxiBrite contains fluoride that prevents cavities. It also prevents tooth decay and gum disease caused by tartar and plaque buildup.The chlorine dioxide property seeps in between tooth surfaces and gums and other hard to reach areas in the mouth. This product contains zinc, an oxidizing agent that helps maximize the effects of chlorine dioxide. Just like DioxiRinse, DioxiBrite toothpaste kills bacteria that causes mouth odor and gum disease. Its active ingredients also kill odor-causing bacteria. The toothbrush used with DioxiBrite also stays clean and bacteria-free. This product is best used with DioxiRinse to reach its maximum effect.

Dentiva Oal Hygiene Soft Lozenges contain triple-acting ingredients. The xylitol in Dentiva lozenges destroys bacteria and plaques that cause cavities. It also kills bacteria that causes gum disease and mouth odor. Dentiva also comes with menthol for a fresh minty taste. It contains ingredients that maintain the mouth’s normal pH to prevent the growth of microorganisms.

Using Dentiva offers all day dental hygiene. This comes in a handy pack that people can place inside bags or pockets and bring anywhere. This product is great for those who need instant help with halitosis or those that just want to have minty-fresh breath. Using Dentiva is better than eating menthol candies because it’s sugar-free. It’s also good for diabetics and doesn’t aid in bacterial growth as lozenges with sugar do. DioxiRinse, DioxiBrite and Dentiva together offer the best dental care. They contain active ingredients that thoroughly kill targeted bacteria and viruses. They clean the mouth including areas that are commonly missed. This home halitosis kit guarantees the desired results with regular use. Daily use of DentiRinse followed by DentiBrite and quick touch ups of Dentiva leave the mouth in its best condition.

About the author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist that specializes in halitosis treatment. He has been practicing since 1981 and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology, and obtained his dental degree from the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley founded the The Center For Breath Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area and conducts research on curing halitosis. Dr. Dailley has also been a founder in a biotech company called NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and on their board of directors from 1997 -2014. In addition to treating halitosis, Dr, Dailley also runs an online store where you can buy bad breath treatments.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Symptoms of Severe Halitosis

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is triggered by oral bacteria found growing inside the mouth. There are plenty of ordinary symptoms that may alert you that you suffer from halitosis.

If you have a yellow or white film on the top of your tongue, this is often due to bacteria forming as well as an accumulation of mucous that is a result of post nasal drainage. This can be a real sign of halitosis. The film you see is usually more noticeable toward the back of the tongue. Some of the film can be removed from the tongue, but it won’t do away with the halitosis. The worst bacterium in the mouth exists in the saliva, under the gum tissues, and deep within the taste buds of your tongue. This same bacteria can be present throughout the mouth which means that it will take more than cleaning the tongue to get rid of halitosis.

Chronic dry mouth is another symptom of halitosis. Dry mouth will make bad breath much more concentrated in the saliva, and will allow for the odors to evaporate from the mouth much more readily. This will make the odors much more obvious at even further distances from people. When the mouth is dry it also becomes more vulnerable to imbalances in bacterial growth.

Another symptom of halitosis can result in bad tastes in the mouth that are metallic, bitter or sour. In most cases, these are caused by draining sinus pockets, dental infections, medications you may be taking or leakage from dental work or restoration, dry mouth conditions, and post nasal drainage.

Post nasal drainage that is caused from allergies or from the sinuses contain plenty of bacteria. This kind of bacteria is broken down and forms amino acids that can act as a food source for halitosis causing bacteria. This in turn causes halitosis.

Consequently, there are some risk factors that will put you in a higher risk level for developing halitosis.If you have poor oral hygiene habits, this can put you at a risk for halitosis. When you don’t brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, little pieces of food particles can stay in your mouth. This will eventually cause you to have bad breath. It is also critical that you see a dentist on a fairly regular basis to have the build up on your teeth removed professionally. Sometimes, regular brushing and flossing won’t get rid of all the build up, and this can cause halitosis.

People who use tobacco are at risk for getting periodontal disease and causing a dry mouth condition. This is a disease that causes the gums to be irritated, and you may also notice that you don’t have a good sense of taste any longer. All of these factors can lead to halitosis.

There are some medical conditions that can put you at a higher risk for halitosis. These are chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, kidney disorder, liver disorder, diabetes or respiratory infections.
Now that you know what the symptoms and high risk factors are for halitosis, you can be watchful of this problem. The quicker you discover it, the quicker you can treat it.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a bad breath specialist that specializes in curing halitosis. Dr. Dailley received his degree in dentistry from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and currently practices in the Bay Area. To better serve his international patients, Dr. Dailley established a premier online website where you can you can find remedies for bad breath.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Best Ways to Fight Bad Breath

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is a rampant problem in this country. In fact, it has been estimated that as many as 90 million Americans suffer from bad breath chronically. Furthermore, according to surveys, Americans spend about $33 million annually on mints, gum, mouthwashes, toothpastes and bad breath products, which fail to remedy the problem most of the time.

Because bad breath is a genuine health problem, it’s better to address it seriously than try to ignore it by covering it up with minty aromas. Bad breath can negatively affect many aspects of a person’s life. Because foul breath is off-putting to others, it may be very socially isolating. It can also cause unpleasant conflicts in romantic relationships. Fortunately, there are many things that someone can do to remedy the problem. Here are some of the best ways to fight bad breath.

 Rinse After Eating

After you eat, your teeth are left with a film of food residue over them that feeds bacteria and causes unpleasant odors. It is recommended that you rinse your mouth thoroughly after meals and snacks, particularly sugary ones, in order to flush the food residue from your teeth. This keeps bacterial numbers down, keeps breath fresh and helps to protect your teeth.

Acidic Foods and Drinks

Some popular acidic foods and drinks can actually cause bad breath on their own. Your mouth naturally tends toward an alkaline pH, ideally staying at 6.5 or higher. Acidic foods lower this number, upsetting the delicate pH balance and allowing odor-causing bacteria to flourish. Try consuming fewer of these things or eliminating them from your diet all together.

Quit Smoking

Cigarette smoking is a major cause of halitosis in adults. Tobacco taints the breath with its pungent aromas and also causes dry mouth. A lack of saliva flow leads to increased mouth acidity and favorable conditions for odor-causing bacteria to breed in.

Keep Well Hydrated

Staying well hydrated is important so as to prevent dehydration. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is one of the more common causes of halitosis, so maintaining a moist oral environment is important. Also when the mouth gets dry the volatile sulfur compounds that are responsible for bad breath odors will evaporate into the air more rapidly.

Correct Brushing

Brushing seems like a simple affair, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. In fact, many people don’t realize that they do it the wrong way. Shoddy brushing leaves behind all sorts of plaque and food residue, both of which are major contributors to bad breath. You should always brush your teeth in small circles for maximum effectiveness, not strictly up and down or side to side. Furthermore, brushing should last a full two minutes for the sake of thoroughness.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist and halitosis specialist in the Bay Area. After receiving a degree in dentistry as well as Cell & Molecular Biology, Dr. Dailley opened a practice where patients that want to can seek his medical advice and aid. He also has an online store featuring the most advanced halitosis remedies.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Preparing for your Halitosis Consultation

You’ve noticed that you have bad breath and took the right step to seek help from a specialist at a bad breath clinic. Great news! In order to get the most out of your appointment, it’s a smart idea to do a little prep work.

Before Going to your Appointment
It’s best to schedule your appointment in the morning. It’s encouraged that abstain from the following activities for at least 2-3 hours before your appointment:
  •     Smoking
  •     Drinking
  •     Eating (including chewing gum)
  •     Brushing your teeth
  •     Applying perfumes or scented cosmetics
These activities could mask or exaggerate the degree of your halitosis.

Common Questions You May be Asked
In addition to your oral hygiene patterns and personal halitosis experience (when it started, what seems to trigger it, etc) the doctor will likely ask a great deal of questions about your personal habits. Smoking, the foods you eat, snoring, mouth breathing and certain foods can heavily influence your breath quality. He may also ask about other medical conditions, your general health and any genetic predisposition you may have to bad breath. Other illnesses as well as medications can be related to your halitosis. Occasionally saliva analysis will be performed also.

As with any doctor, it is important to be completely honest and open with a bad breath specialist. It’s a great idea to think about the answer to your questions prior to the appointment. Ask your significant other if you snore. Consider whether your folks had strong breath. These answers are important and will help the breath specialist make the right diagnosis and find you the right treatment.

Actions the Doctor May Perform
The doctor will normally smell your mouth and nose breath and personally assess the degree of your halitosis. He or she may also use a tongue scraper to gauge the smell of the back of your tongue. For a more technical assessment, halitosis specialists will use a halimeter. This tool measures the volatile sulphur compounds that exist in your mouth.

Reasonable Expectations
Seeing a specialist about your bad breath is a great initial step to treating your halitosis. This doesn’t mean you will be cured and have instant fresh breath driving home. Resolving a halitosis condition typically takes anywhere from 1-4 days to be eliminated once an accurate diagnosis has been made.

You will also have a thorough understanding of what the contributing factors are to your halitosis condition. The doctor should also provide you with the severity level of your halitosis. Based on this, he or she should be able to recommend some halitosis remedies or a halitosis treatment kit. Make sure you are given the further steps you should take. The specialist may ask that you come in for a follow-up appointment.

All these steps will make sure the appointment you have is as productive and efficient as possible.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley runs a bad breath clinic in the Bay Area seeing patients from all over the country. He operates with a 99% success rate. With a degree in dentistry as well as Cell & Molecular Biology, Dr. Dailley can help cure your bad breath and start living a happier and healthier life. Shop his website for over-the-counter bad breath treatments.

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis is a condition of unhealthy gums. Gum disease can affect one or many teeth. Gum disease starts with bacteria growing in your mouth. While it’s normal to have bacteria in your mouth, if one does not practice proper dental hygiene, this bacteria can build up and cause gingivitis and eventually periodontal disease which results in the loss of bone around the teeth. This unhealthy environment produces an inflammation of the gums.

When brushing or flossing inflamed gums, one may experience bleeding. This early stage of gum disease is generally referred to as gingivitis. While the teeth are securely in place at the gingivitis stage, it’s essential to address the issue so it doesn’t progress to a more threatening stage. This can be done by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash at least twice a day, and visiting the dentist twice a year. Gum disease can lead to bad breath or halitosis as well. If you are severely suffering from halitosis, we recommend you consulting a bad breath specialist.

Other Causes of Gingivitis
You may great oral care but are still noticing sensitive, inflamed or bleeding gums. There are a few extra-oral, or non-mouth related causes of this gum disease. Changes in hormones such as pregnancy, puberty or menopause are a few times you may experience more sensitive gums. Some individuals also have a genetic disposition for getting gingivitis.

Gum disease can also be related to other illnesses or medications. Generally this is because these situations can lead to a reduction in saliva production. Bottom line: the less saliva, the more bacteria. We encourage you to speak with your doctor if you feel this may be the case. Smoking can also lead to gum disease.

Categorization of Gum Disease
There are 7 categories of periodontal disease based on severity. The classification is as follows:
  1. Gingivitis
  2. Chronic periodontitis
  3. Aggressive periodontitis
  4. Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease
  5. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis/periodontitis
  6. Abscesses of the periodontium
  7. Combined periodontic-endodontic lesions
The bottom 6 classes are known as destructive periodontal disease, and you will most definitely need to speak to a dentist or oral specialist. Other Risk Factors Associated with Gum Disease Like many unhealthy medical conditions, gum disease has to do with more than your gums. Periodontitis can raise the levels of C-reactive protein and Interleukin-6 and lead to additional bodily inflammation. Medical professionals have also linked periodontitis to stroke, myocardial infection and atherosclerosis. About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist in the Bay Area specializing if bad breath remedies. Dr. Dailley earned his dental degree from University of the Pacific School of dentistry. He then went on to build an online store featuring products for bad breath, teeth whitening products and more!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Babies & Bad Breath

Generally when you think of a bad smell coming from a baby, it has to do with their diaper. While it is relatively uncommon, a number of babies actually have bad breath. While this can be an area of concern for new parents, there are a number of actions that can be taken to remedy or reduce bad breath in babies.

What Causes Bad Breath in Babies?

The mouth is not clean. This is the most likely situation if your baby has bad breath. You can rinse and wipe their mouth, gums and teeth (when they grow in) with water and a soft cloth. This should be done between every feeding and before being put to bed. When your baby is between a year and 18 months, you can begin using a baby toothbrush and flouride-free toothpaste.

Poor diet. Sugary foods increase the rate of bacterial growth. After the nursing phase, you should really try to give your baby digestible food that is low in sugar content.

Something is lodged in their mouth or nasal cavity. Babies and toddlers are notorious for sticking foreign objects in their little noses. Whether it’s a small pea or a tiny toy, this blockage disrupts the normal nasal flow and can cause stinky breath.

Dry mouth. Just like with adults, mouth-breathing reduces the amount of saliva that naturally washes away mouth bacteria. This dry state creates an optimal place for bacteria growth. Dry mouth tends to happen when babies sleep with their mouths open. If you think this may be the case, have your baby drink plenty of water.

An illness or condition. Just like adults, halitosis in babies can be a result of an underlying disease or condition. One thing that is common in babies is gastroesophageal reflux disease, or the regurgitation of food. Your baby may also have sinus, throat or mouth infection. If you think this could be the cause of your child’s breath, we highly recommend you visit a pediatrician.

In more severe cases, your baby may have typhoid fever (baked bread smell), Aasthouse urine disease (celery breath), arsenic or thallium poisoning (garlicky breath). While these cases are much less frequent, they are realistic explanations.

What Can I do About it?

The best way to get rid of your baby’s bad breath is to figure out exactly why it’s happening. We encourage to clean your baby’s mouth regularly and instill in them proper dental care. Check their nose and nasal cavity for lodged items or a sinus issue. Fresh food and plenty of water is another great way to have your baby’s breath smelling and wonderful as they are.

If you think your child may have a serious condition causing their bad breath, we ask that you speak to a pediatrician as soon as possible

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist in the Bay Area specializing in patients with moderate to severe halitosis. In addition to his bad breath clinic, The Center for Breath Treatment, Dr. Dailley also runs an online store where you can products to treat your bad breath. Browse the selection to find the right halitosis treatment kit today.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bad Breath FAQs

Halitosis, or bad breath, affects millions of people every day. Every case is different when it comes to halitosis, but as a bad breath specialist, there are some questions that we are frequently asked. By learning more about halitosis and understanding your condition, you stand a better chance of fighting it.

Is Bad Breath Normal?
Yes and no. Like most medical conditions, there are varying degrees of halitosis. It is normal to have the occasional bad breath after waking up or eating certain foods. That being said, chronic or severe bad breath requires special medical attention.

What is the Cause of Halitosis?
Poor dental care: The leading cause of halitosis is a result of individuals not taking adequate care of their teeth. Warding off bad breath is generally as simple as brushing twice a day, flossing and using alcohol-free mouthwash once a day and visiting the dentist twice a year.

Underlying medical condition: In other cases, halitosis is caused by an underlying disease that may be causing excessive bacterial growth resulting in bad breath. Common conditions that cause bad breath are diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, chronic sinusitis and xerostomia. When evaluating your breath, it’s important to consider your whole health, not just your oral health. Halitosis is also a common side-effect in a number of medications.

Lifestyle Choices: T There are also a number of habits and lifestyle choices that can influence your bad breath. Smoking, eating certain foods, not drinking enough water, drinking too much alcohol and eating sugary foods are just some of the things that can lead to bad breath.

How Can I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
The hardest but most essential step in getting rid of bad breath is also the first one: learn what is causing your bad breath. With this knowledge you can begin treating the cause rather than the condition. By properly addressing the root cause, you can find a long-term solution to your bad breath. Many times, bad breath is something you can control.

What are Some Preventative Measures for Bad Breath?
There are is number things you can do that will help your breath smell fresher:
  • Practice superior oral care
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Have a healthy diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Brush your tongue or use a dental scraper

Where Can I Get Treated for Bad Breath?
If you feel like your bad breath can’t be controlled with proper oral care of lifestyle modifications, we recommend that you seek professional help. One option is to speak with a bad breath specialist. The Center for Breath Treatment is located in the Bay Area that sees patients from all over the world. With a 99% success rate, this bad breath clinic can help you overcome your bad breath too.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist and bad breath specialist. Dr. Dailley earned his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of dentistry. Along with operating a bad breath clinic, Dr. Dailley runs an online store with products to get rid of bad breath. Here you will find everything from halitosis treatment kits to products for dry mouth. Dr. Dailley is constantly learning new methodologies and practices to help his patients with their individual condition.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Situational Bad Breath

95% of the population will at one time or another worry about their breath. If you feel that every so often your breath can be a little stinky, don’t worry! There are a lot of situations that can induce bad breath.

Situations that Can Lead to Bad Breath
Waking Up – Waking up in the morning with bad breath generally happens because there is food leftover from the evening. In this case, it is best to make sure you thoroughly brush, floss and mouthwash before bed.

After Eating – Many people experience halitosis after eating certain food. Onions, garlic and spicy foods tend to induce foul breath. An easy remedy for this is brushing after eating. If you are out, a good alternative is BreathGemz Breath Pills.

After Smoking – Smoking causes halitosis in the short and long term. In the short term, it will give you a smoky breath. Smoking also dries out your mouth, which causes bacteria growth. The tar, nicotine and chemicals create an unpleasant environment for your mouth. Quit smoking. If that’s not an option, you’ll have to work extra hard with brushing, flossing, mouthwash, breath mints, dentist visits, etc.

Working Out – When working out, your body needs additional water to keep your cells hydrated. The dehydration causes dry mouth, which causes halitosis. An easy fix is to just drink plenty of water before, during and after your exercise.

Sinus Infection – Perhaps you have frequent sinus infections or sinusitis. This leads to halitosis because the mucus is not circulating properly in the nasal cavity. We recommend using a nasal irrigation system and medium warm salt water or saline solution intended for nasal irrigation to relieve the problems of sinus issues.

After a Night Out – Alcohol is another substance that really dries out your mouth. If you don’t get around to brushing your teeth and drinking some water before bed, your breath may be pretty stinky in the morning. What we recommend is just that: drink water, brush, floss and mouthwash before falling asleep.

Long Periods of Not Talking – If you are working or relaxing and not talking too much, you may notice your breath worsen. This is likely due to the slowed saliva production. If this is the case, we recommend rinsing your breath or drinking some water.

There are a number of cases where bad breath is chronic, and not situational. It can be related to a more serious, underlying issue. If you feel that your halitosis isn’t helped by some of these easy remedies, we recommend you consult a bad breath specialist.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist who specializes in finding bad breath solutions. Operating a bad breath clinic in the bay area, Dr. Dailley can help you eliminate halitosis. He has a 99% success rate. His online store also has a variety of bad breath treatment kits that can have you feeling fresher and more confident fast.

The Facts about Xerostomia

Xerostomia is a medical condition where an individual has intense dry mouth. This condition can come in a range of extremities and has a variety of causes. Xerostomia is not a disease or a syndrome. It is simply a situation of an individual not having enough saliva in their mouth. This condition is sometimes referred to as cottonmouth, drooth or pasties. This article outlines the basics of xerostomia to help you understand how to deal with the problem.

What Causes Xerostomia
Hyposalivation occurs when salivary glands simply do not produce sufficient saliva. This directly causes xerostomia. The reason for hyposalivation may be an underlying disease that reduces saliva production. This can include Sjögren's syndrome, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or even poorly controlled diabetes. Sometimes salivary production naturally wanes with aging.

The body may also produce lower levels of saliva as a reaction to an induced drug or medication. Antihypertensives, antidepressants, analgesics, tranquilizers, diuretics and antihistamines tend to have dry mouth as a side effect. Chemotherapy can also cause dry mouth.

There are a variety of xerostomia cases that are not caused by problems of the salivary glands and are not related to hyposalivation. Think about the last time you had work done on your teeth and you had to have your mouth open for an extended period. When the work was done, you probably had dry mouth. This is exactly what happens when individuals excessively breathe through their mouth. If you wake up with dry mouth, it’s likely the result of sleeping with your mouth open.

Other people have temporary or situational dry mouth. Perhaps they experience xerostomia when they are unusually nervous or stressed. Dehydration can lead to dry mouth and both alcohol and smoking can worsen dry mouth as well.

What are the Risks of Xerostomia?
Xerostomia can make chewing and talking difficult. As saliva helps keep your enamel in great shape, a shortage of saliva can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Xerostomia is also a huge contributor to halitosis, or bad breath.

How do I get rid of Xerostomia?
There are a few simple things you can do to reduce your dry mouth and the effects you are suffering from. You should try to drink plenty of water. 8 or more glasses of water is the recommended level. Stay away from alcohol and tobacco products.

If your dry mouth is very serious and requires further treatment, we recommend using products for dry mouth. If you feel your xerostomia is being induced by medications, speak with your doctor about possible alternatives.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley specializes in finding bad breath solutions for people with halitosis. Dr. Dailley 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 runs a halitosis clinic in the bay area and can help you get rid of bad breath.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Testing for Bad Breath

Are you worried that you have bad breath, but are not too sure? This is a common condition as our adaptive nature doesn’t sense our own smell. Most people are horrified to learn that someone perceives their breath as unpleasant. Halitosis, or bad breath, can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are a few ways to test yourself for breath so that you can work to improve it.

Quick & Easy
A common method used to check your breath is to lick the back of your wrist, wait a few minutes and then smell the spot you licked. This may give you some indication of how your breath smells. Unfortunately this method has been shown to have a lot of error.

Another method is to wipe a cotton ball or gauze to the top of your mouth and sides and see if it has a bad smell. Also, note the color of the post-wiped cotton. If it has a yellow color, you may have elevated sulfide levels. Unfortunately this method can also give false information about what one's breath is really like.

The best way is to ask someone for feedback about your breath. Although most people are uncomfortable using this method it is the most reliable of all methods.

Visual Oral Health
Looking into your mouth can also help gauge your oral health, which plays a huge part in the quality of your breath. Stand in front of the mirror and look in to your mouth for any irregularities. Look at your tongue, under your tongue and all sides of your mouth. Everything should be a bright pink color. If you notice any strange bumps or colors, you may have a condition this is leading to bad breath

Ask Others
Select a friend or loved one that you can trust and explain to them your concern. Be sure they understand the seriousness of the issue and consult them on a regular day where you haven’t had particularly odorous foods like garlic or onions. First ask them if they’ve ever noticed your breath, and then ask them to smell your breath.
Another great person to ask is your dentist or dental hygienist. These are trained professionals who consistently deal with oral issues and they can let you know if you do have halitosis, to what degree and some options.

Bad Breath Remedies
If you determine that you do have bad breath, there are things you can do to reduce or eliminate it. Depending on the severity of your breath, you may just need to improve your oral care by brushing, flossing and using mouthwash more. You may want to start carrying Gemz Bad Breath Mints. This product is helpful for breath conditions that are a result of certain foods. If it is more serious, you may want to consult a halitosis specialist who can recommend a bad breath treatment kit or a formal diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist in the Bay Area. Earning a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University as well as a Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Dailley specializes in curing bad breath. He has a 99% success rate with his patients and also sells products to get rid of bad breath as well as products for dry mouth.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Educating Your Children on Good Oral Health

According to the surgeon general, tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease. To prevent your child from having tooth decay and practice great oral care, it’s important for you to educate your child on the importance of their teeth. It can be hard to stay on top of your children to make sure they’re brushing, flossing, but this guide can help you out a bit!

Start Early

The earlier you start, the easier it is. Once you start seeing teeth growing on your little one, you should begin brushing their teeth twice a day. Even though these are just the primary, or baby teeth, you will help keep their gums clean and healthy. Starting early will also instill in your child the importance of routinely taking care of their teeth. It is normally recommended to start flossing around 4 years of age.

Educate Them on the Process
It’s important to patiently describe how and why to brush their teeth. Without frightening them, be sure to explain that when one neglects their mouth they can get cavities, bad breath, tooth rotting, gum disease and other terrible consequences.

Walk Them through It
Be sure to demonstrate the pea-sized toothpaste you put on the toothbrush and the way your brush morning and night. Show them the motions and all the areas including the top, side and backside of their teeth as well as their tongue and the sides of their mouth. It’s equally important to show them how your floss and use mouthwash.

Set a Good Example
The best way to train your child to take care of their teeth is to be a good role model. Show them that Mommy and Daddy brush their teeth and it keeps their teeth clean and white.

Make it Fun
The easiest way to get kids on-board with things is make it fun for them. Have them pick out their own toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Challenge your child to keep brushing the entire length of their favorite song. Have them brush their doll or stuffed animal’s teeth too. Another helpful tip is to accentuate the positive to your child. Say things like, “Oh I can’t wait to brush my teeth and have the smooth, clean feel!” This will help them get enthusiastic about brushing as opposed to dreading it.

Eat & Drink Healthy
One of the best ways to take care of your child’s teeth is to create a healthy diet for them. Staying away from starchy or sugary foods and drinks is a great way to keep plaque and bacteria away. We recommend fresh vegetables, low-fat yogurt, fruits,and low-fat cheese. Also encourage children to drink water which has a natural rinsing and cleansing element. It also keeps your child hydrated and mouth moisturized.

Take Them to the Dentist Regularly
It’s important to take your child to the dentist twice a year starting at age one. Prepare your child for the experience explaining that professionals will be looking into their mouth and examining their teeth and mouth health.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist specializing in cures for bad breath and halitosis treatment kits. Dr. Dailley operates a bad breath treatment clinic in San Francisco you can visit to treat your halitosis.

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 Different Types of Bad Breath

Most people I talk to think bad breath, or halitosis, is a problem of the mouth. While this is routinely the case, bad breath has several different root causes. This article will talk about the 4 types of bad breath: tonsils, lungs, sinuses, and, of course, your mouth. By determining the cause, you can help treat bad breath and get rid of it!

Infections in the tonsils can result in a bad breath condition. Often times, however, we are approached by people concerned about the possibility of tonsil-induced halitosis from tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. These so-called tonsilloliths are a natural secretion from natural crevices or crypts in the tonsils and they are not a stone. They are soft and look much like a cottage cheese curd but they do smell badly. It is easy to see why one might assume these might be related to their halitosis condition.

Everybody who has tonsils will get these and most of the time they are swallowed without realizing it, but hey will not produce a halitosis condition. We have seen over a thousand patients since we have been treating this problem have their tonsils removed because they were convinced that these secretions from the tonsils were the cause of the breath problem. In every single case the secretions were halted because the tonsils were removed but the breath was unchanged in every case.If you have tonsil stones, you can use an oral irrigator to get rid of the problem.

Lung problems can induce halitosis in two key ways: disease or oral ingestion. A lung disease or disorder commonly comes with bad breath. Lung cancer, cystic fibrosis and asthma are just a few of the lung problems that may result in bad breath. Diseases that affect the blood will also create a foul odor of the mouth. This makes sense. Consider that anytime you exhale, you are releasing the carbon dioxide carried in your blood. This is why problems of the liver or kidney may also come with bad breath. Unfortunately, halitosis associated with an organ problem only go away when the organ problem goes away, but fortunately these types of conditions are quite rare.

Lung breath that can be controlled is caused by oral ingestion. This includes smoking and eating or drinking certain things. By inhaling tobacco and tar, you are causing “stinky lungs” that don’t go away with a little mouthwash. Alcohol also induces bad breath because consuming it allows alcohol into the blood stream and is released in your breath over time. This is the reason why brushing after a few beers doesn’t get rid of the bad taste or breath. This is the same reasoning for smelly foods like garlic and onions.

Sinusitis and post nasal drip can greatly worsen your breath. In both cases, some type of allergic infection or cold induces sinus problems. Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, simply means that your paranasal sinuses are inflamed. Paranasal sinuses are air cavities or spaces connected to your nose. This inflammation disallows mucus to circulate normally causing buildup that attracts bacteria. Post nasal drip occurs when excess mucus leaks in the back of your mouth. Both sinusitis and post nasal drip creates foul smells. We recomend using Nasal irrigators & saline nasal rinse.

This type of halitosis has to do with what’s actually going on in your mouth. The cause could be excessive dry mouth, known as xerostomia, poor oral hygiene, drinking coffee or eating smelly foods. The best way to combat mouth-related halitosis is to practice great oral care, visiting the dentist and drinking plenty of water.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is the founder of The Center for Breath Treatment as well as NovaBay Pharmaceutical. He specializes in curing bad breath and works with patients to remedy their bad breath. Dr. Dailley has a 99% success rate and appointments can be made so you can get rid of bad breath. Dr. Dailley sells a number of bad breath treatment kits and bad breath solutions.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Do’s and Don’ts of Halitosis

If you have moderate to severe bad breath, you may be looking for a guide to help make living a normal life easier or how to cure bad breath. This article will detail some of the most important things you should be doing to minimize your bad breath as well as some things you should avoid. Everyone is different, but this guideline can get you feeling and breathing fresher now.

The Do’s of Halitosis
Do practice top oral care. Bacteria, germs and plaque buildup can really incubate bad breath and by brushing twice a day, flossing and using alcohol-free mouthwash at least once a day and visiting the dentist every six months, you can really improve your breath.

Do drink a lot of water. Water has numerous benefits when treating halitosis. It primarily keeps your mouth hydrated keeping xerostomia, or excessive dry mouth, at bay. Drinking water also has a natural rinsing element, removing the dental debris that makes your breath odorous.

Do brush your tongue. Tongue germs, fungi and bacteria can be a huge threat to your oral health and breath. It’s important to clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth. You can clean your tongue with your regular toothbrush or with a tongue scraper or cleaner.

Do eat fruits and veggies. Snacking on crunchy fruits and vegetables are an easy and healthy way to remedy bad breath. These options can help reduce plaque and they also stimulate the salivary glands.

Do see a specialized dentist. If you think you have chronic or severe halitosis, it’s a good idea to see a specialized dentist that can go over some halitosis remedies such as halitosis treatment kits.

Do chew mint, cloves or fennel seeds. Chewing on these natural herbs for a minute or so is a great way to freshen your breath and put a nice taste in your mouth.

Do seek treatment for chronic sinusitis or post nasal drip. Halitosis can be worsened by the biofilm in your mouth left behind from post nasal drip. If you have bad allergies or sinus infections, there is a good chance the two are linked.

Do consider extra oral causes of bad breath. Many cases of halitosis don’t have anything to do with your mouth. Bad breath can have a root cause in diabetes, cancer, liver failure or metabolic diseases. It’s important to consider your whole body when diagnosing your halitosis.

The Don’ts of Halitosis
Don’t smoke. Not only is tobacco putting a ‘smoky’ taste in your mouth, it is also causing your mouth to dry out, which causes bacteria and yeast to buildup in your mouth.

Don’t eat a lot of bad breath foods. Foods that are high in sulfur, like garlic and onions have long been known to cause bad food induced odors. The sulfur compounds linger in your mouth and can enter your bloodstream.

Don’t use halitosis-inducing medication. There are a number of known medications that can lead to dry mouth or halitosis. A few of these types of medications include Zocor, Prozac, Zoloft, Claritin and others. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if a side effect of your medicine includes dry mouth or halitosis.

Don’t drink alcohol or coffee in excess. Alcohol and coffee create an ideal environment for bacteria growth. They also cause dry mouth. If you drink a lot of coffee or alcohol, try reducing your consumption of these foods.

Don’t chew too much gum. While it is not bad to chew some sugarless gum now and then, do not rely on gum as your sole halitosis-fighting agent. Excessive gum chewing can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders which leads to bad bites and tooth fractures which lead to gum damage and cavities.

Don’t just focus on bad breath. If you’re trying to get rid of bad breath, don’t just try to cover it up! Get to the root of the problem by researching halitosis causes and determining what is causing yours.

About the Author: Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist specializing in curing bad breath. He founded the Center for Breath Treatment as well as NovaBay Pharmaceutical, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Dailley also offers a variety of oral care products and halitosis remedies online available for purchase including the best bad breath treatment kit.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Complete Your Home Dental Care with Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator

According to the American Dental Association, 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is essential for good oral care, but there are places where your brush and floss don’t reach. This area of the gums is called subgingival and for most people, the plaque and bacteria that gets built-up there is only addressed with a visit to the dentist.

Fortunately there are home-use products that allow you to clean this area. For patients, friends and family, I routinely recommend the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator.

What is a Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator?
An oral irrigator is a handheld tool that allows you to apply water in a pressured, pulsating stream straight to the teeth. The stream cleans in between the teeth, on the surface and under the gums to areas where brushing and flossing don’t reach. The removal of this dental debris helps get rid of bad breath, improve gum health, and create a healthier oral environment.

The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is an irrigator that uses hydromagnetic technology to remove tartar, plaque and bacteria built-up in your mouth.

How does the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator Work?
Your teeth have positive ions on the surface and bacteria that enters your mouth has negative ions. Just as positive and negative magnets attract, bacteria is attracted to your mouth. The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is designed with a carefully calibrated magnet in the handle that changes the water’s polarity as it passes before hitting your teeth. In this way, the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator uses magnets and hydrodynamics to interrupt the bacteria-teeth attraction.

Who should be Using the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator?
The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator can and should be used by everybody. That being said, it is especially helpful for those that have:
  • Inflamed or bleeding gums
  • Chronic halitosis
  • Periodontal pockets
  • Crown and bridge work
  • Veneers
  • Orthodontic appliances

How is a Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator Used?
The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is simple to use. Start by adding tap water to the 800 milliliter reservoir and placing it securely on the unit. Place one of the tips on the end of the corded irrigator. Adjust the settings to desired pressure level and plug in the unit. When you are ready, turn the switch to "on" on the front. Using the attached tip, direct the pulsating stream a quarter of an inch from the flat surface of each tooth. You should be able to irrigate all of your teeth with the single reservoir in about 2 minutes.

How do I Care for my Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator?

Make sure to empty and dry the reservoir after every use. At least once a week, you should remove the reservoir and wash it and the used tips with warm, soapy water. Once the reservoir has been cleaned, fill it up with regular water and run the unit without the tip. Repeat the last step a second time to ensure it is clean.

When Should I Use the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator?

The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator should be used on a daily basis. It is best to use the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator in the evening before sleeping and after brushing and flossing. Should you need additional Hydro Floss Specialized Tips, you can purchase them separately.

Which Pressure Setting Should I Start with?

While the maximum setting of 60 psi has been proven to be completely safe for the gums, it is recommended to start with a setting of 5 and gradually increase the pressure level.

Should the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator Replace Brushing & Flossing?

No. The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is meant to supplement your existing oral regimen. It is essential that you brush twice a day, floss at least once a day and visit the dentist every 6 months.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Dr. Dailley is a practicing dentist specializing in bad breath solutions and halitosis products. He also works with his patients offering products for dry mouth and teeth whitening products.

Monday, March 26, 2012

5 Tips to Whiter Teeth

Many people are concerned with the color of their teeth. Some people feel that with age, their teeth have become yellowed. Others want to look their best for an approaching event. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to deny that a bright smile can make anyone look younger, healthier and more attractive. There are a number of ways you can create whiter teeth.

1. Determine Why Your Teeth are Discolored
There are a number of reasons you may have yellowed or discolored teeth. Some of the top culprits include:
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Heavy consumption of coffee, red wine, or dark soda
  • Heavy consumption of sugary foods than can lead to tooth decay
  • Age - As we get older the enamel thins and the darker colored dentin underneath starts to show through more
  • Genetics
It’s wise to take a look at some of these factors and honestly ask yourself why your teeth aren’t quite as white as you would like. Obviously genetics cannot be controlled, but it is helpful to understand the underlying reason. If one or both of your parents have discolored teeth while having good oral hygiene, this may be the cause.

2. Consistently Practice Good Oral Care
The best thing you can do for your teeth is obey the general rules of oral care.
  • Brush after every meal with whitening toothpaste
  • Use an alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Floss everyday
  • Visit a dentist twice a year

3. Create a Healthy Diet
Another way you can have whiter teeth is by having a healthy diet. Eating fruits and vegetable as opposed to sugary foods will have positive results in your oral health, as well as your heart health and waistline.

Cutting back your consumption of dark liquids can also help. Just as red wine or coffee can stain a white tablecloth, dark colored drinks can really stain your teeth. This is also the case for dark-colored sodas. Sodas also have a high sugar content making them quite the enemy when striving for white teeth. Try to drink a lot of water. Water has very positive effects on your mouth. The hydration element keeps dry mouth, or xerostomia, at bay and the rinsing factor can get rid of food particles stuck in your teeth.

4. Use Teeth Whitening Products
For the quickest teeth color transformations, teeth whitening products are available. While many dentists offer in-office teeth whitening procedures, this option can be quite costly. A great alternative is in-home teeth whitening products & systems. At the Center for Breath Treatment, we offer Opalescence trèsWhite Teeth Whitening Kit. This kit comes with 10 sets of pre-loaded moldable trays making the process very simple.

If you have whitened your teeth and want to ensure that they keep their bright glow, we recommend the Zoom! Tooth Whitening Touch-up Pens. These pens are for touch-ups and should be used for less than a minute day or night.

5. Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Another tip for getting those pearly whites is to kick bad health habits that are taking a toll on your teeth, gums and entire body. Bad habits like smoking or going to sleep before brushing can really affect your oral care. Knock those bad habits and start seeing whiter teeth!

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a practicing dentist specializing in bad breath and patients with halitosis. Earning his Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Dailley not only practices dentistry, but engages in on-going research on methodologies for getting rid of bad breath and operating his bad breath clinic. Through his online website, he also offers a wide range of oral care products including bad breath remedies.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bad Breath during Pregnancy

Many first time mothers-to-be are surprised when they experience bad breath or unpleasant tastes in their mouth. While there can be deeper issues at stake, many times pregnancy-induced halitosis is a common issue that upon additional care, can be resolved.



Why do Pregnant Women Experience Bad Breath?

Changes in Hormones
Pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester, is a period of rapid changes in estrogen and progesterone levels. One consequence of these fluctuations is additional plaque in teeth. This plaque contains bacteria, which leads to halitosis and possibly gum disease.

Women tend to be more than willing to eat for two, but when it comes to drinking, sometimes adequate levels don’t get met. When supporting a growing fetus, women should drink more water to support the systems that are hard at work in their body. A lack of hydration causes dry mouth, or xerostomia. This is a huge culprit in bad breath, and if this is the cause of your halitosis, a simple remedy is to drink more water.

Calcium Deficiencies
Similar to the need for additional water, a pregnant woman needs additional amounts of calcium to support her body and the body of the fetus. When proper calcium levels are not met, calcium from the bones or teeth will be used. The deterioration of the teeth in this way causes bad breath.

Morning Sickness
Morning sickness is experienced by more than half of pregnant women and generally occurs from the 6th-12th week of pregnancy. Morning sickness generally involves feelings of nausea and vomiting. Needless to say, this can be a huge source of bad breath. The mix of stomach acids and partially digested goods creates a smell that is unpleasant for the person as well as people they may come in contact with.

Upon vomiting from morning sickness or another cause, it is wise to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth. This will help remove bacteria and create more pleasant breath.

Lifestyle Changes
Being pregnant may also change your daily routines and natural tendencies. For one, sugary snacks or late night cravings can lead to plaque build-up. During pregnancy it is more important than ever to take care of your mouth and practice superior oral care. You should continue visiting the dentist every six months.

What are Some Remedies for Pregnancy-Induced Halitosis?

Many women would happily sacrifice a few months of bad breath for the safety of their developing baby. As it is generally wise for expecting mothers to stay away from antibiotics, many women feel helpless.

Fortunately there are a number of household remedies and home treatments for pregnant women.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley is a specialist in curing bad breath and helping patients who suffer from moderate to severe halitosis. Dr. Dailley 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. Among various halitosis treatment kits that The Center or Breath Treatment offers, in-patient visits are also welcome.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cases of an Unhealthy Tongue

90% of halitosis cases deal with problems related either directly or indirectly to the tongue. This makes sense as this is the first site for incoming, undigested down foods. Under certain conditions such as oral neglect, the tongue can be a breeding grown for bacterial growth. Problems of the tongue aren’t always attributed to poor oral health. Sometimes it can be a reaction to antibiotics, a sign of a more serious medical condition, or problems with the actual tongue anatomy.

The good thing is, many times your tongue will tell you what is going on in your mouth. In a healthy state, your tongue will be a pink color. On the surface there are small nodules called papillae.

White Tongue
Sometimes the tongue turns a white color either completely or in a patchy pattern. There are a few explanations for this:

Oral Thrush: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. This occurs when there is an overgrowth of candida (yeast) in the mouth. The overgrowth results in white patches on the surface of the tongue. It is most commonly found in infants and the elderly, particularly denture users. Generally, anti-fungal drugs can be used to combat oral thrush. An HIV infection or AIDS may cause oral thrush.

Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia occurs when there is an overgrowth of cells in the mouth that form white patches on the tongue, gum, and sides of mouth. These patches cannot be easily scraped off and are generally caused by use of tobacco products. Sometimes leukoplakia can be a precursor to cancer. If you feel your case may be cancerous, it is advisable to seek a doctor and have a biopsy performed.

Oral Lichen Planus: If you have a network of white hairs that have a lace-like appearance in your mouth, you may have oral lichen planus. This condition may create a burning or painful sensation. This condition is most commonly found in middle-aged women. It may create painful lesions that can be treated.

Strawberry Tongue

In certain cases, the tongue will turn a bright red color. This is known as a strawberry tongue.

Scarlet Fever: Scarlet Fever is a clinically diagnosed disease that causes sore throat, fever and a bright red tongue. It is very similar to strep throat and can be cured with antibiotics. Scarlet fever can be fatal if medical treatment is now sought.

Kawasaki Disease: This is an autoimmune disease that affects children under 5. The exact cause is unknown, but when it is discovered, the child should be hospitalized and treated immediately.

Hairy Tongue

Hairy tongue is what occurs when the papillae of the tongue become overgrown and result in a hair-like appearance. As the papillae grow, the tongue becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. This can occur in people with poor hygiene, but may also be the result of taking antibiotics or chemotherapy. Hairy tongues are also more common in people with diabetes. Sometimes people can have hairy tongue syndrome without any type of pathology at all.

As any breath health specialist will tell you, proper oral care and lifestyle can keep your tongue as healthy as possible. For extra special oral care, you can use a HydroFloss Oral Irrigator. For extreme halitosis cases come visit us at the Center for Bad Breath Treatment. If you can't make it to our clinic office you can try some of our halitosis treatment kits.

About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley conducts research pertaining to halitosis bad breath 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. He offers many products such as Breath Gemz and teeth whitening pens to keep you looking your best.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Medical-Induced Halitosis

 Many people that have halitosis don’t understand where it comes from. They practice superior oral care, have no oral conditions or diseases, stay away from odorous foods and abstain from smoking. In cases like these, many times the halitosis can be explained by medical conditions or diseases the individual has completely unrelated to their mouth.

According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 10% of halitosis cases are rooted in issues not involving the mouth whatsoever. These cases are known as extra-oral halitosis. Sometimes odorous breath is actually a warning sign that there is a deeper medical issue at stake.

Metabolic Diseases
Metabolic disorders occur when the normal metabolizing process is disrupted by unusual chemical reactions in the body. There are a number of metabolic disorders that would cause bad breath. Certain metabolic diseases that create bad breath are diabetes, liver failure and kidney disease. This is because the equilibrium of electrolytes and other bodily chemicals is imbalanced. Diabetes generally creates an acetone or fruity smell, while liver failure tends to have a sweet or musty smell. In liver conditions such as cirrhosis, it may result in a urine-like odor.

Trimethylaminuria is a relatively rare condition that may produce fish odor as it creates an improper production of the enzyme Flavin containing monooxygenase 3.

Autoimmune Diseases
There are a handful of autoimmune diseases that may also cause bad breath. Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes Xerostomia, or intense dry mouth, which can cause worsening of breath odor. Other autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto's thyroiditis and lupus can cause bad breath.

Odorous breath may also be a symptom of cancer. Cancer of the lungs, esophagus, tongue, mouth, pharynx or larynx can all cause foul odors when breathing. If you are experiencing pain in these areas, bleeding from the mouth, coughing or difficulty swallowing, you will want to see a doctor with your conditions.

Chronic Sinusitis, Post Nasal Drip & Allergies
Many times people with chronic sinusitis, sinus infections, post nasal drip or allergies are affected by bad breath. Problems with your sinuses generally causes inflammation in the nasal passages. The inflammation creates a narrowing of the passages disallowing the healthy flow of mucous and bodily matter. The trapped matter attracts sulfur-excreting bacteria that lead to bad breath.

Medications that Induce Halitosis
Some of the most frequently used prescription drugs have side effects related to bad breath, dry mouth or taste disorders. While the issue the medication is solving may be more important than minor bad breath, identifying what is causing your oral malodor may help you make a better decision for yourself. A few of the common medications that cause bad breath are:
  • Blood pressure medication - Zocor
  • Anti-deppresants – Prozac, Zoloft
  • Antihitamines – Claritin
  • Cold medications

    If you or a loved one suffers from medical-induced halitosis, there are solutions for you. You can visit the bad breath clinic to isolate the problem and find a solution. You may interested in home care solutions. The Center for Breathcure has a variety of products from dry mouth remedies to Sonicare sonic toothbrushes!

    About the Author: Dr. Anthony Dailley has been practicing dentistry since 1981. In addition to helping patients find a cure for bad breath, he conducts research pertaining to bad breath solutions and treatments at the California Pacific Lab. He founded the Center for Breath Treatment as well as NovaBay Pharmaceutical, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company. Visit Dr. Dailley, the bad breath dentist with a 99% success rate.