Saturday, 26 March 2011

Bad Breath and Daily Probiotics

Everyone has tried to remedy their bad breath with commercial toothpastes and mouthwash, and most find that it is just a quick fix but really does not get deep down to the root of the problem. Why?

Well simply put, once bacteria have been in the mouth for more than 12 hours they can form into colonies called biofilms. Once in a biofilm, the bacteria are able to protect each other against disinfectants and antibiotics. That is why such bacterial disease like gum disease are so difficult to clear up with just medicine.

One method that we have found works amazingly well at our clinic in Sydney, is to use non foaming cleaning pastes and mouthwash to access and clean away all of the biofilm, and thus the bacteria as well. But this is a difficult and tedious job which needs to be performed twice a day for ongoing success.

So if bacteria can protect other bacteria, then why can't we use bacteria to destroy other bacteria. This is the definition of a probiotic. This is a good bacteria that you deliberately place in the mouth to work against the bad breath bugs.

Now, we know they work, but they need help to colonise a mouth full of bad breath bugs. So using probiotics as well as a good cleaning protocol leads to fresh breath in almost 100% of cases. We are testing and developing more types of probiotics every month, and have some amazing ones coming up in 2011. So stay tuned for more.

12 comments:

  1. That is a very good news of it can help the bad breath.bad breath usually occurs from either very poor and neglected dental hygiene or from smoking issues.EMR

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  2. Research at our clinic in Sydney shows that bad breath is due to a bacterial imbalance. Yes, this imbalance can be due to poor hygiene and smoking but not always

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  3. I always found that lack of oxygen within the office always cause me to become bad breath.The gem in the office can be the other problem.

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  4. No I do not agree with this. The main problems are cleaning the tongue and keeping adequate saliva.

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  5. Can the balance of bacteria in the mouth be permanently altered with your products or do people have to use them on an ongoing basis? What is the cause of these bad bacteria being there in such numbers if the oral hygeine is good?

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  6. Please see my new post for my comments on this question

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  7. I have the same question as "Anonymous". I brush & floss, use a tongue scraper and products (toothpaste and mouthrise that contain chlorine dioxide. They last about 30 min to 1 hour and the problem is back. I also have Acute Proctitis which I am finding may be contributing to my Bad Breath problem by producing solobacterium mooreli in my gastrointestinal tract as well, "I think". What should I do here to get rid of the bacterium in my body?

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  8. Your bacterial makeup is set at birth from your mother. You can modify it over time but never make permanent changes. I have not heard of acute proctitis causing bad breath, and I feel that this condition is related to the mouth and throat.

    Our KForce treatment is a cleaning and bacterial replacement system. But similar to vitamins if you stop taking them you will lose the benefits. Most entrenched bad breath. Is due to collection of mucous at the back of the throat and inability to clean the back of the tongue properly.

    Hope this information helps.

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  9. I do have a small opening in my throat airway and in a period of 6 mos it accumulate foods that i eat that will eventually lead to bad breath. But after a couple of months it will wear off. Do you think doc that this is the time for me to have a surgery just to close that small opening.

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  10. This question needs to be answered by a medical specialist. The opening needs to be confirmed and the cause of the opening needs to be confirmed before a decision can be made.

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  11. Does your product work with peridontal gum disease ?

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  12. Gum disease must be seen by a gum specialist. Our KForce System with probiotics can help modify the bacteria in the mouth , but only the gum specialist can repair the damage already done to the gums and bone

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