Today is the first official day of spring, also known as the spring equinox. Depending on where you reside, you may experience terrific weather today, or it may appear that winter has still not finished with your town. As the trees begin to blossom and flowers bloom, however, you may find it interesting that magnolia bark could end up holding the key to eradicating chronic bad breath issues. Buffalo Grove dentist Dr. Brent Engelberg knows that this research hasn’t led to an available bad breath battling remedy just yet, but scientists may be on the right track.
Bad Breath Woes
There’s no doubt that bad breath creates an impression on others that is likely the opposite of how you would like to be perceived. Yet, when halitosis strikes, it can seem impossible to remedy the issue. No matter how many times you brush, floss, and rinse, or pop mints and gum like candy, germs can continue to live in your mouth and give off foul smelling emanations. For this reason, dental science puts breath control at a high level of importance.
Magnolia Bark Extract
A research study led by researchers Minmin Tian and Michael Greenberg involved volunteers providing saliva samples following consumption of a meal likely to cause foul breath. Magnolia bark extract was added to mints, which some of the participants ate. The magnolia mints wiped out an astounding 61% of halitosis causing germs within a half hour. Mints without the extract only killed 3.6% of odiferous bacteria. The magnolia bark extract may even help kill the germs which cause cavities. Researchers have high hopes that magnolia extract incorporation into oral hygiene products could lead to major improvements in oral health care. Compared to other germ fighting extracts studied (such as seaweed and Aloe) magnolia sounds like a very pleasant addition to your favorite toothpaste, mouthrinse, mint, or gum.
Visit your Buffalo Grove Dentist
If you have experienced chronic halitosis for an extended period of time, speak with Dr. Engelberg as soon as possible. In some instances, chronic bad breath can indicate a serious oral or systemic health condition, including tooth decay, periodontitis, diabetes, or cancer, among many others. For more information on maintaining exceptional oral health, contact Buffalo Grove dental office at 847-259-6988. We serve patients from the Chicago suburbs of Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Barrington, Long Grove, Deerfield, Wheeling, and the 60089 zip code.