Cause of the complaint
As much as 85% to 90% of bad breath is caused by oral factors (in the mouth) with a possible 10% to 15% from systemic conditions and diseases in the body which are unrelated to the mouth.
Oral causes include tooth decay, bacteria in the mouth, and certain medications (anti-depressants, narcotics, antihistamines). Foods like onion, garlic, coffee and alcohol, as well as cigarettes also contribute towards bad breath. For women, ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause are non-oral causes, while some serious illnesses like kidney failure, diabetes, cancer, bronchial and lung infections are indicators for bad breath.
Treatment from the breath doctor
Drinking plenty of water is known to help combat bad breath, but it’s not always enough. The good news is with the launch of Nova Breath – a new medically tested solution to help prevent and treat bad breath – you don’t need to leave those around you breathless for all the wrong reasons. With four options in the OTC range, there’s a product for every preference, including a mouthwash, mouth spray, lozenges and toothpaste. The ingredients – each with a different function – work together to reduce unpleasant oral odours. The unique clinically tested formulation is enriched with components (mucoadhesives) to keep the ingredients in your mouth so as to produce the required change. More than that – it outlasts mints – and the sustained release of the active ingredients ensures a fresh breath for up to eight hours.
With Valentine’s Day upon us and plenty of occasions for celebratory kisses – make sure you can kiss with confidence. There’s nothing worse than potential partners recoiling as you pucker up.
Suggested RSP – from: R88.80 excl. VAT
Nova Breath Toothpaste
Has a dual application:
Suggested RSP – from: R68.20 excl. VAT
Nova Breath Mouthwash
Suggested RSP – from: R114.28 excl. VAT
Suggested RSP – from: R51.00 excl. VAT