Halitosis is caused by germs that live in our mouth and eat protein and producing foul smelling sulfur gases. Everyone has halitosis at one time or another.
Within the past several years, the only 3rd generation halitosis treatment was developed and made available to Americans. Over 9.1 billion dollars were spent in the U.S.A. in the year 2008 on commercial oral care products, with a significant percentage of those monies devoted to prevention and treatment of halitosis.
In recent years, there is a growing awareness, in both Medicine and Dentistry, that many health problems throughout the entire body originate in the mouth. There is also an increasing agreement that the gum tissue health in everyone’s mouth may be the primary culprit in the development of these problems.