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Visit a clinic that specializes in the detection and treatment of Bad Breath, one with staff that has expertise in the area of bio medical sciences, nutrition and oral malodour. One where clients are looked after with expert care and sensitivity, because staff understands the emotional hindrance that can result from bad breath problems.


S. M. Bloom BA, DDS ﷮er 
After graduating from Queens University and working as a Chemist for the National Defense Department in Ottawa, Marlene enrolled in The Faculty of Dentistry, University
of Toronto, and has been engaged in the practice of dentistry in Thunder Bay since 1968. She is a Past President of the Thunder Bay Dental Society, a Past President of the Arthritis Society, and served for nine years as a member of the Board of Governors of Lakehead University, including six years on the Executive Council.

L. McKeown RDH, MA ⥳earch & Clinical Director
Lynda graduated from Lakehead University with a Masterथgree in Sociology. She has received several research fellowships and awards and has presented research
papers at National and International Conferences. Presently she serves on the Federal Dental Care Advisory Committee.

Start by getting to the root of the problem. There are many sources of oral malodour and first job is to discover which one or ones are causing clientలoblem. The most common cause results from bacteria present in the mouth, sinuses, throat and lungs. Primarily it is this particular overload of bacteria that feed on the protein in the saliva and tissues, producing large amounts of volatile sulphur products.

Other sources of oral malodour are:

  • Stress
  • Medical Conditions
  • Certain drugs
  • Xerostomia or chronic dry mouth
  • Hunger or specific foods
  • Hormonal changes
  • Even, subjective halitosis exists. This is a condition where an individual believes
    they have an unpleasant odour, however, this so-called odour is not detectable to others.

The first appointment involves a detailed discussion of the problem which is then followed by assessment.

This consists of:

  • The measurement of mouth and nose odour
  • Evaluation of medical history
  • Bacteriological testing
  • Diet analysis

At the second appointment results of the treatment period are discussed, then followed by a re-assessment. We are then able to make the appropriate treatment adjustments and address concerns and recommendations in detail.

Re-care appointments are recommended yearly in order to follow a clientలogress and re-evaluate protocol.

Further information can be found at BreathDoc and Smellwell.