Bad Breath Clinic Edmonton

Kucey Dental Group works to make sure our clients know how to take care of their oral health, including understanding what to do in cases of bad breath, halitosis or oral infection. Learn more about Bad Breath / Halitosis below, and you can also contact us with questions by calling 780-468-7270 or to schedule a free consultation appointment online here for a comprehensive evaluation test.

Halitosis / Bad Breath Clinic in Edmonton

Gum disease bacteria attack your gums, resulting in inflammation, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even the loss of teeth. Bacteria in your mouth can cause oral infections.

  1. Are you on guard all the time because you worry about your breath?
  2. Do you frequently notice a bad taste in your mouth?
  3. Is bad breath affecting your life negatively?
  4. Do you use mints, gum and mouthwash every day?
  5. Is worrying about your breath affecting your confidence?
  6. Would you like fresher breath?
  7. Does anyone else in your family have gum disease or bad breath

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Are you Confident? Are you Kissable?

Did you know that oral infections are easily transferable? When you share a kiss or food with your loved ones, you are also sharing your oral bacteria. Get tested for infection. Be KISSABLE!

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The Cause of Bad Breath: When Bacteria Causes a Stink

The same type of bacteria causes both halitosis and gum disease.  An increase in harmful oral bacteria, even in otherwise healthy mouths, is by far the most common cause of this persistent and chronic condition.

Bad breath bacteria are found below and around the gums, on the tongue, the back of the throat and on tonsils where they are difficult to control. For example, over-the-counter mouth rinses do not penetrate these bacterial biofilms so they do not predictably control odours.

Where do these odours come from? These bacteria digest and break down proteins, which produce bad-smelling chemicals called volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). These VSCs dissolve in saliva and coat nasal passages, affecting their sense of taste and smell, even impacting their overall health.

Certain VSCs (hydrogen sulfide, di-methyl sulfide and mercapthans) are extremely toxic, irritate mucous membranes and open the space between mucosal cells so bacteria can penetrate deeper into tissues. It is not just a cosmetic concern.

The following conditions may also contribute to bad breath symptoms:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Dental cavities
  • Sulfurous foods
  • Hunger odor (ketosis)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Digestive disorders like acid reflux
  • Dehydration
  • Some prescription drugs

Bad breath may not your fault if you have a healthy mouth. Sometimes oral bacteria do not cause gum disease, yet produces foul odours. There may also be other causes:

The following conditions may also contribute to bad breath symptoms:

  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Dental cavities
  • Sulfurous foods
  • Hunger odor (ketosis)
  • Hormonal changes
  • Digestive disorders like acid reflux
  • Dehydration
  • Some prescription drugs

More than 90% of halitosis is usually produced from oral bacteria and most dentists and hygienists were not trained to diagnose, locate nor treat breath odours. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Have you seen a dental professional for halitosis treatment and been told to floss more, use mouthwashes and have more frequent dental visits to no avail?
  • Do you use mints/gums/mouthwashes multiple times daily but still have bad breath?

We have what it takes to help!

Our dental team is trained in the science of restoring fresh breath. We welcome the opportunity to change your life. We understand the difficulties, social impact and stresses that result from living with bad breath and related problems. You will always be treated with expert care and sensitivity in a professional and supportive setting. OraVital® microbiology screening provides us with a precise, accurate diagnosis of the cause or causes of oral infections—so we can treat the infection and not just the symptoms, restoring a healthy mouth.

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Bleeding gums are never normal and should be taken seriously. In addition to the damage created in your mouth, harmful bacteria can enter your blood stream and attack other organs in your body.

This is why periodontal and other oral infections have been strongly linked with numerous medical problems, such as:

  • Heart attacks, atherosclerosis and strokes Alzheimer’s
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Pneumonia
  • Premature/low weight births Pancreatic, bowel & esophageal cancer

Infection Under the Gumline

Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gumline. Gingivitis and periodontitis are oral infections that can be linked to systemic, or body health. Bleeding and inflammation in the mouth open the way for oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Even in mouths without signs of gum disease, anaerobic bacteria can grow out of control changing the normal balance. This results in bad-smelling gases and a condition of persistent halitosis (bad breath). Unless appropriate treatments are used, these bacteria can release chemical byproducts that break down oral tissues, gaining access to the bloodstream and the entire body.

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The Oravital® System

The Oravital® System is a non-invasive system used for the adjunctive treatment of periodontal disease and halitosis (bad breath). Following examination of your gums for bleeding and for pockets, the biofilm in the mouth must be checked for harmful bacteria. Once the infection is treated, the mouth begins to heal and the systems will decrease.

We have 5 steps to this system:

  1. Screening for visible dental problems including samples of bacteria obtained from the tongue, throat and teeth which are sent for microbiological analysis to identify the types, locations and levels of oral bacteria. The report which is created will guide us in the individualized treatment and maintenance of the infection.
  2. Treatment consists of targeting the bacteria causing the infection with short-term antibiotic topical rinses to reduce harmful bacteria and restore microbial balance.
  3. Re-evaluation following a 2-week treatment to check for any remaining harmful bacteria.
  4. Specific medications will be prescribed for maintenance of your improved health.
  5. Re-testing will be done once a year to check that bacteria are in balance. Re-treatment may be necessary to maintain optimal health.

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