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Chlorhexidine Pretreatment Followed by Probiotic Streptococcus salivarius
Strain K12 on Halitosis in Children: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial
- Oral Health Prev Dent. 2016;14(4):305-13 -
"Probiotic therapy following oral disinfection with chlorhexidine may reduce
the severity of halitosis over longer periods" - [Nutra
USA] - See
probiotic products at Amazon.com.
Inhibitory Effects of French Pine Bark Extract, Pycnogenol® , on Alveolar
Bone Resorption and on the Osteoclast Differentiation - Phytother Res.
2014 Oct 21 - "Pycnogenol® (PYC) ... PYC treatment
significantly inhibited osteoclast formation. Addition of PYC (1-100 µg/ml)
to purified osteoclasts culture induced cell apoptosis. These results
suggest that PYC may prevent alveolar bone resorption through its
antibacterial activity against P. gingivalis and by suppressing
osteoclastogenesis. Therefore, PYC may be useful as a therapeutic and
preventative agent for bone diseases such as periodontitis" - See
Pycnogenol at Amazon.com.
Periodontitis Is Inversely Associated with Coffee Consumption in the
Maintenance Phase of Periodontal Treatment - Nutrients. 2014 Oct
21;6(10):4476-4490 - "A total of 414 periodontitis
patients in the maintenance phase of periodontal treatment completed a
questionnaire including items related to coffee intake and underwent
periodontal examination ... presence of severe periodontitis was correlated
with smoking (former, OR = 1.35, p = 0.501; current, OR = 3.98, p < 0.05),
coffee consumption (≥1 cup/day, OR = 0.55, p < 0.05), number of teeth
present (OR = 0.95, p < 0.05), and bleeding on probing ≥ 20% (OR = 3.67, p <
How to treat bad breath - Fox News, 3/28/12
My dentist recommended xylitol gum to prevent cavities. Basically the
bacteria eat it thinking it's sugar but end up starving from lack of
calories. The same theory supports using it to prevent halitosis. Here's
some research on:
8 Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath - WebMD - "While
anything that makes you salivate will improve your breath, a gum that is
sweetened with xylitol is your best option. Xylitol is a sugar substitute
that not only increases salvation but also works to prevent bacteria from
replicating in the mouth"
The science of xylitol: How it negatively impacts the bacteria that cause
Xlear Spry Peppermint Gum, 600-Count (Made with 100% xylitol)
Fox segment on
halitosis, recommends SmartMouth brand, just in time for Valentine's (video)
- 2/13/10 - See
SmartMouth Alcohol-Free Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 16-Ounce Box (Pack of 2)
SmartMouth Toothpaste, 6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 3) at Amazon.com.
Magnolia Bark Extract vs. Bad Breath - WebMD, 11/16/07 -
"those who got the mints laced with magnolia bark
extract had a 61% drop in their bad-breath bacteria within 30 minutes of
using the mints"
Yogurt: An Antidote to Bad Breath? - WebMD, 3/10/05 -
"the participants ate about 3 ounces of yogurt twice
daily for six weeks ... odiferous compounds, namely hydrogen sulfide,
decreased in 80% of participants ... levels of plaque and the gum disease
gingivitis were also significantly lower among yogurt eaters"
How to Prevent and Treat Bad Breath - US News and World Report, 1/8/14 -
"Chances are, your halitosis is related to dental
issues. Maybe you've slipped off the gold star chart for oral hygiene and
have become lax with brushing, flossing, tongue scrubbing and meeting with a
dentist twice a year ... Plaque buildup from poor dental hygiene habits can
also lead to gum disease – another common culprit of bad breath. What else
can turn a good mouth bad-smelling? Decay. Whether its in cavities, poor
restorations or those spots under old crowns and fillings ... Yeast
infections of the mouth, which are most common among denture-wearers, can
spell trouble for your breath, and so can xerostomia – a condition more
commonly known as dry mouth ... Bad breath has also been linked to medical
conditions such as diabetes, kidney and liver disease, lung and sinus
infections and bronchitis"
for Periodontal Disease - Medscape, 3/26/12 -
"Salivary samples were sent to the laboratory for a DNA-polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) test (My Perio Path®; OralDNA Labs; Brentwood, Tennessee) to
test for the presence of high-risk pathogens and a periodontal
susceptibility test (PST®, OralDNA Labs, Brentwood, Tennessee) for the
probability of more severe periodontal disease. The DNA bacteria test
identifies the type and concentration of pathogenic bacteria that are known
to cause periodontal disease. The PST detects variations in the genes for
interleukin 1A and 1B that suggest a predisposition for overexpression of
inflammation and risk for periodontal disease. These tests permit
appropriate treatment of the patient's periodontal disease, without
overtreating or undertreating, and take the level of risk for future disease
and complications into consideration ... All of these pathogens are
associated with periodontal disease. Aa leukotoxin kills white blood cells
in a variety of ways, allowing pathogenic bacteria to survive the immune
response and releasing compounds that are essential for bacteria survival
and growth. Aa leukotoxin is involved in attachment loss in adolescents,
indicating that it plays a role in the pathogenesis of aggressive
periodontitis ... Specific home care instructions: Use a power toothbrush
... Use a water irrigator ... Use antibacterial tooth paste ... Use
antibacterial mouth rinse ... Eat a balanced diet high in antioxidants ...
Take high-quality nutritional supplementation ... Get adequate rest and
exercise ... adjunct to treatment based on the patient's bacterial profile:
amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times daily for 8 days and metronidazole 500 mg twice
daily for 8 days beginning on the last day of periodontal therapy ... Taking
into consideration the transmissible nature of Aa, the odds that his wife
has a similar periodontal pathogen profile are substantial"
halitosis - Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2011 Jun 13 -
"Transient-altered breath smell usually reflects the
effects of foodstuffs, whereas longstanding halitosis is almost always
because of oral disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. There is,
however, increasing evidence that upper gastrointestinal tract disease may
give rise to halitosis and that extracts of foodstuffs may be future
therapeutic agents for the treatment of halitosis derived from the mouth or
upper gastrointestinal tract" - Note: The point being that mouth
wash isn't going to cure gingivitis or periodontal disease so you're
probably wasting your money. I've never had any luck with flossing plus who
has that much time? Halitosis is one of my pet peeves. I was at Home Depot
the other day and someone was shopping in an area that I was looking for
something and it was so bad I had to go somewhere else until he moved on.
Same thing for some in my west coast swing class. I can't understand why
people ignore something that offensive. Here's my suggestion along with
frequent dental cleaning by a dental hygienist:
Periogard - Needs a prescription but is usually available at you dentist
for around $10.
GUM Go-betweens Proxabrush Cleaners Wide  8 Each (Pack of 3).
These are wide and will only word for the back four slots but that's
where most of the problem lies.
- Soak the brush in the Periogard than run it between your teeth.
Unhealthy patterns of innate oral bacteria may cause bad breath -
Science Daily, 5/16/10 - "Poor oral hygiene
resulting in bacterial overgrowth is a known cause of bad breath and while
treatment with antibacterials generally provides short-term relief, the
malodor-causing bacteria quickly return. Bacteria attributed to bad breath
are considered members, not imposters, of the oral microbial ecosystem
suggesting that an overall shift in the structure of bacterial populations
may be necessary to completely cure bad breath ... The results of this
investigation clearly demonstrate that oral malodor is a symptom based on
the characteristic occupation of indigenous oral bacterial populations,
rather than solely on bacterial overgrowth due to poor oral hygiene"
Dr. Yosef Krespi Highlights Ways To Fight Bad Breath To The Roots -
cbs2chicago.com, 12/31/08 - "Most bad breath comes
from bacteria that put out foul smelling byproducts. They can live in plaque
on your teeth, on your tongue, or in the little pockets that cause gum
disease. But sometimes, they're a little further back in your throat ...
Tonsil stones can't be brushed or cleaned, so it's difficult for people
suffering from bad breath to get rid of tonsil stones on their own"
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