Bad breath is caused by bacteria, we all know that, but it is also caused by bacteria waste, which are volatile sulfur compounds. That waste product also known as a volatile sulfur compound (VSC) is actually what causes the odor in bad breath and in order to manage bad breath, you have to eliminate both: the bacteria and the VSC’s. Just doing one and not the other, doesn’t solve the issue.
OraCare is fantastic for bad breath. One thing the chlorine dioxide does incredibly well is remove VSCs as well as bacteria. Whereas other OTC products that are marketed in regards to bad breath, they are just simply a heavy mint flavoring that will reduce some bacteria and mask some of that odor but it’s not really removing the source of the problem.
Kristin Goodfellow RDH
Kristin is Chief Clinical Officer of OraCare, a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist