Bad Breath Treatment


Central Coast Bad Breath Clinic

Bad breath is an extremely common problem today. It can severely limit both your professional and personal life and you should never ignore it.

Many people have to use mouthwash and breath mints or gum often, you may suffer from chronic bad breath.

If this sounds like you or a family member, it’s time for a quick and easy assessment.

Book an appointment at our Central Coast, Gosford Bad Breath Clinic today.

 

What Causes Bad Breath?

Our bad breath clinic is based around finding the cause of your bad breath.

Often people who suffer from bad breath struggle to find answers for their symptoms. The biggest challenge to curing bad breath is finding its cause.

Many people think that a mouthwash or a breath mint will cure the problem. However, bad breath indicates an underlying process occurring in the body.

 

The Mouth, Gums and Dental Causes of Bad Breath

The mouth is the most common source of bad breath.

Dental problems that cause bad breath include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Failed dental work
  • Leaking amalgam fillings
  • Mouth breathing
  • Gum recession
  • Dry mouth

At our Luminous Bad Breath Clinic, we will treat your mouth alongside the rest of the body. Fixing bad breath means diagnosing and treating the cause of imbalance in the body.

 

Systemic Causes of Bad Breath

In some cases, bad breath originates from elsewhere in the body. It may be a message that something else is wrong. It’s vital to find which part of the body is are some conditions that can cause bad breath.

Let’s look at the different types of bad breath from other parts of the body.

 

1. Transient Bad breath

A condition where a certain food which is eaten regularly is causing an odour from the mouth.

A simple breath test will determine which type of volatile compound is causing the bad breath and we can tell you how to eliminate it from the diet.

 

2. Gut Bad Breath

The Digestive System is a common source of bad breath.

Conditions that are associated with bad breath include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Stomach ulcers
  • H. pylori bacteria infection
  • Coeliac disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
  • Reflux
  • Bloating
  • Constipation

Addressing the underlying digestive origin of ‘gut breath’ means treating the mouth and stomach as one whole system.

 

3. Nasal Breath

Is often associated with a smell that originates from the sinuses or back of the throat

Conditions associated with nasal bad breath include:

  • Chronic blocked sinuses
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Mouth breathing
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea

 

4. Metabolic Bad Breath

Metabolic causes of bad breath can induce a ‘sweet’ type of bad breath due to the presence of high blood sugar.

  • Type II Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Fasting or food restrictions

 

5. Liver Breath

Chronic liver disease may induce a bad breath detectable in the mouth.

These may include

  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

 

6. Pregnancy Breath

Hormonal and bacterial changes during pregnancy as well as shifts in menstrual cycles can affect the oral and gut bacteria.

You shouldn’t wait if you suffer from bad breath. Get checked for bad breath regularly as it can link to serious diseases.

 

Bad Breath Testing – Luminous Breath Clinic

In our Luminous Bad Breath Clinic we perform a simple breath test to identify the most common chemical compounds that cause bad breath.

 

The Luminous Bad Breath Clinic Approach

Cure Bad Breath with Our Easy 3-Step Bad Breath Program

  1. Diagnose – Identify which type of bad breath you have
  2. Eliminate – Remove foods and disease-causing bacteria that emit bad breath compounds
  3. Supplementation – In order to prevent and completely reverse bad breath you need the correct vitamins, probiotics and minerals for long term mouth, gut, and immune health.

 

Step 1. Diagnose Bad Breath

We measure, test and record the different levels of compounds in the breath and compare them in order to find out more about your bad breath.

The most common causes of bad breath come from the mouth. Oral bacteria that break dietary proteins are usually to blame.

Protein breakdown is a function of normal mouth and gut microbiota. However, an imbalance in the oral and gut microbiome can create a build-up of by-products that causes bad breath.  This means bad breath can be a sign of bacterial imbalance in these areas due to your diet or nutrient deficiency.

 

Volatile Sulfide Compounds (VSCs).

The by-products that cause bad breath are most commonly volatile sulfide compounds.

There are three volatile sulfur compounds well known to cause bad breath.

Here are three types of bad breath caused by VSCs:

  • Rotten egg smell
  • Rotten cabbage or ‘poo’ breath
  • Fishy or rotten cabbage breath

So let’s look at the compounds in your bad breath diet:

 

1. ‘Rotten egg’ bad breath: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

If you suffer from ‘rotten egg’ breath, it’s due to the amino acid ‘cysteine’.

When you consume the semi-essential amino acid cysteine, the body breaks it down into hydrogen sulfide. The result is the pungent, eggy smell associated with the volatile compounds.

Cysteine -> Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)

Hydrogen sulfide may also participate in the bacteria-induced inflammatory response in gum diseases. Therefore, bad breath may be an early sign of gum disease.

Foods rich in cysteine are often high in protein. They include:

  • Soybeans
  • Beef & lamb
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Chicken, turkey, and pork
  • Oats
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Legumes

 

2. ‘Rotten egg’ bad breath: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)

If you suffer from ‘rotten egg’ breath, it’s due to the amino acid ‘cysteine’.

When you consume the semi-essential amino acid cysteine, the body breaks it down into hydrogen sulfide. The result is the pungent, eggy smell associated with the volatile compounds.

Cysteine -> Hydrogen sulfide (H2S)

Hydrogen sulfide may also participate in the bacteria-induced inflammatory response in gum diseases. Therefore, bad breath may be an early sign of gum disease.

Foods rich in cysteine are often high in protein. They include:

  • Soybeans
  • Beef & lamb
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Chicken, turkey, and pork
  • Oats
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Legumes

Sulfur-containing veggies

Some vegetables in the brassica family tend to cause more gas than any other veggies because they contain sulfur. These include:

  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • and Kale.

They’re usually less gas-forming eaten cooked rather than raw, but they might still be a problem. Eat them in small quantities at one time, avoid eating too many types in one day and chew them well.

This is a comprehensive list and cutting out all these foods for life is impractical. However, trial and error will show you which foods you need to reduce or eliminate to rebalance your oral microbiome.

To begin with, pick out a few culprit foods that you eat the most and reduce them for two weeks. Monitor your bad breath to see if it improves.

 

3. ‘Ocean-like or rotten cabbage’ bad breath: Dimethyl sulfide

90% of bad breath is due to the breakdown of hydrogen or dimethyl sulfide. If ‘ocean or fishy smell’ fits your bad breath, try reducing foods that produce this VSC.

Foods that contain the VSC dimethyl sulfide:

  • Beetroot
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Seafood

 

4. ‘Rotten cabbage’ Bad breath: Methyl mercaptan

The breakdown of the essential amino acid methionine creates the toxic by-product methyl mercaptan.

Its presence with bleeding gums suggests involvement in the induction and/or progression of gum disease. Therefore this type of bad breath often comes along gum disease and digestive problems.

Methionine -> Methyl mercaptan

Foods rich in methionine include:

  • Cheese (Parmesan has the highest levels)
  • Brazil nuts
  • Lean beef & lamb
  • Chicken and turkey breast and pork sirloin
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Beans

 

Book an appointment for your personalised Central Coast Gosford Bad Breath treatment today!