Bad breath also known as halitosis can be caused by various reasons. We at Jacob Dental have the technology in solving your bad breath problem. We make instrumental diagnosis measurement using the HALIMETER for bad breath.
As well as have consultation hours for the instrumental diagnosis measurement. Chronic bad breath, also referred to as halitosis or fetor oris, can be a major social handicap for the afflicted individual. Bad breath is considered a chronic condition if it occurs daily and is not relieved by tooth brushing. It has been estimated that one out of ten adults periodically suffers from bad breath of sufficient severity to seek medical help.
Basic Causes Of Bad Breath ….
Bad breath may have an oral or extra oral etiology, but it usually originates in the patient’s mouth. The strong, disagreeable odor arises from volatile sulfur compounds, mainly hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and mercaptans, produced by the decomposition of proteins (amino acids containing the -SH group) under the influence of anaerobic, Gram-negative bacteria. Proteins are found in the remains of food, in shed and inflammatory cells, in blood and in postnasal drip. Protein decomposition generally takes place in areas where the presence of proteins and anaerobic bacteria is made possible by the normal anatomy (e.g. furrowed mucosa covering the dorsum of the tongue, interdental spaces, valleculae, piriform recesses) or by pathological changes (e.g. gum pockets). Recent studies show that the tongue dorsum is the principal source of volatile sulfur compounds in the oral cavity. Extra oral causes of bad breath are related to diseases of the lungs, esophagus and nose, systemic diseases affecting the liver and kidneys, and diabetes. A considerable proportion of patients presenting with a complaint of chronic bad breath suffer from imaginary halitosis.
Jacob Dental has been in profession since the year 2000 with quality Dental Care in Accra, Ghana. We have 2 (two) locations in Accra and we corporate with many health insurance company (GLICO, NATIONWIDE MUTAL HEALTHCARE), we also corporate with many Embassies and foreign companies.