Long Island Cosmetic Dentists
OXYFRESH WORLDWIDE (Power Rinse)
Power Rinse alcohol-free mouthrinse is available in a zesty lemon-mint flavor. The lemon is said to stimulate salivary flow, and the combination of chlorine dioxide and zinc eliminates VSC, resulting in fresh breath for hours. Call 800-333-7374 or visit
Available OTC as well as in the dental practice, BreathRx helps patients stick to the brush/scrape/rinse protocol of home hygiene care. It is formulated to eliminate the bacteria that cause oral malodor and actively neutralize the volatile sulfur compounds they emit. Call 800-471-7747 or visit
ROWPAR PHARMACEUTICALS (CloSys)
CloSysII oral rinse uses a proprietary chlorine dioxide formula to eliminate volatile sulfur compounds that can cause halitosis. It is available in 1-gallon, 32-ounce, and 16-ounce bottles. A toothpaste product is also available. Call 800-643-3337 or visit
Fresh Breath Control
Halitosis or bad breath can be caused by any number of factors. What follows is a list of some of the possible causes.
Possible Medical causes
Possible Dental causes
Sinus infections and tonsillar infections
Certain foods as garlic, onions, cauliflower
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Dental caries (cavities)
Periodontal (gum) disease
Oral infections or abscesses
Xerostomia (dry mouth) caused by medicines, alcohol, stress or a medical condition
Post nasal drips or discharges
A proliferation of gram negative anaerobic bacteria
Dental plaque from poor oral hygiene
Partially impacted wisdom teeth
Although any one of the above could be a cause of bad breath, the majority of bad breath problems are caused from a proliferation of specific types of sulphur-producing bacteria in the mouth that normally live within the surface of the tongue and throat. Sometimes these bacteria start to break down proteins at a very high rate and odorous volatile sulphur compounds (VSC) are released. This proliferation is often a result of conditions such as allergies, sinus congestion or post-nasal drips, nasal polyps, and xerostomia which is a dry mouth condition. The teeth also attract bacteria containing dental plaque and if not cleaned thoroughly and regularly, can result in large accumulations of bacteria that result in bad breath. People who develop periodontal disease often experience bad breath because of bacteria and their waste products accumulating in areas not easily cleaned, such as in the deep pockets around the teeth. We rarely find halitosis resulting from a medical condition, and therefore if you have this problem, we suggest that the first approach in eliminating the problem should be an evaluation with your dentist. We can determine whether a halitosis problem is of a medical or dental origin and offer solutions.
There is no one treatment for halitosis. The treatment will depend on what is causing the problem. Good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and the use of a tongue scraper is important. Some mouthwashes and toothpastes are effective in fighting halitosis. The first thing to do is to get a thorough dental examination and identify the cause of your halitosis in order to find the most effective treatment for you.
Only when all other causes have been ruled out or treated, do we recommend the use of one of the following mouth rinses that specifically treat the odors from sulfur producing bacteria.
Please note that this article is for educational purposes only, and not meant to diagnose your specific problems. Only a consultation with your dentist and physician can properly diagnose individual problems and only then offer the proper treatment recommendations!
Long Island Cosmetic Dentists
Gary L. Sandler, DDS & Bonnie E. Lipow, DDS
201 Moreland Road, Suite #8
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Quality dental services are provided by Long Island Cosmetic Dentists serving Commack, Hauppauge, Smithtown, East Northport, Northport,
Huntington, Kings Park, Deer Park, Dix Hills, Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York. We are considered a Premier dental
office with top quality dentists who specialize in cosmetic, implant, restorative, reconstructive, Pediatric and Family Dentistry.
We offer the best dental healthcare available, including periodontal treatment and Periodontal surgery for gingivitis, gum infections
and periodontal gum disease, Oral Surgery for extractions and removal of impacted wisdom teeth, Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics),
Pediatric (Children's Dentistry) and Prosthetics. Tooth bleaching or tooth whitening and porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates,
and all porcelain crowns are the best choice for stained, fractured, discolored and chipped teeth or teeth with caries. Mercury
containing silver or amalgam fillings can be replaced with tooth colored or white composite bonded fillings, while fixed permanent
bridges, implant crowns, immediate dental implants, and esthetic, natural looking dentures or dental implant reconstructions
can replace missing teeth or loose dentures. Emergency dental care, immediate tooth replacement, nightguards, sports mouthguards, &
treatment for bruxism, TMJ, TMD joint & jaw pain are also available. We maintain your best optimum dental health, through
preventive maintenance, oral hygiene instruction, oral cancer screening, and nutritional counseling. We demand dental excellence
and use the best top quality dental materials and state-of-the-art techniques. Call today for that "bright smile", esthetic smile
enhancement or smile makeover you always wanted.
Solving dental problems for over 30 years and improving your health, comfort and
appearance while creating Beautiful Natural Looking Smiles!