All TheraBreath articles

August 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Food choices at work can jeopardize careers

August 21, 2010 - Many of us find it difficult to make it through the work day. Answering mountains of emails, listening to your boss's lame jokes and sitting for long hours behind your computer may leave you looking for ways to help you get through the day. However, many of the things people turn to for assistance can lead to bad breath.

End of summer barbecues pose bad breath hazard

August 21, 2010 - With the end of summer fast approaching, backyard chefs across the country are beginning to prepare for the season's last barbecue. Grills are being refilled with charcoal or propane, chicken is marinating in the fridge and corn is being prepared to be shucked. However, in all of these preparations, few are ready to handle the inevitable bad breath that will follow.

Low-income individuals struggle to maintain oral health

August 21, 2010 - The recession has been devastating for many reasons. Thanks to high unemployment, millions of individuals have found themselves without dental insurance, which may increase their experiencing oral health problems like cavities, gum disease or bad breath.

Air travel troubles are compounded by bad breath

August 20, 2010 - While there may be many headaches associated with air travel - the early check-in times, the long waits and of course the inevitable delays - perhaps the worst situation that could possibly arise is being stuck next to a passenger with bad breath.

Groups seek to measure America's oral health problems

August 20, 2010 - Dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath have become a significant problem in the U.S. The situation is made even worse in light of recent research which suggests that these conditions may be tied to serious conditions throughout the body, such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Daters face rejection over bad breath

August 18, 2010 - The situation is as old as dating itself. Two people go out and have a lovely time together. There is clearly some chemistry between the two. However, when it comes time for a good-night kiss, one of the daters is left on their doorstep wondering why they were denied the opportunity to lock lips.

Poor economy decreases access to oral care

August 18, 2010 - Due to the slumping economy, many individuals were laid off from their jobs. In the process they may have lost their dental insurance, leaving them unable to seek the treatments and advice that could help them avoid oral health problems like bad breath.

Close-talking is made worse by bad breath

August 13, 2010 - We've all met them at one time or another. They're the close-talker. No matter how hard we try to back away and create some personal space, they just step forward to fill it. While this behavior creates extremely uncomfortable social situations, it is made even worse if the offender has bad breath.

Smoking increases halitosis-causing bacteria

August 13, 2010 - When it comes to the microbes of the mouth, there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. The majority are harmless and can assist in the digestion process. However, others are harmful and contribute to oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

ADA launches web tool to help prevent dental problems like bad breath

August 13, 2010 - It can often be difficult for individuals to find quality dental care in their area. The problem is compounded if they live in a rural area where there are fewer dentists or they have a subsidized dental insurance plan. A lack of professional dental care may lead to many problems, such as gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.

Know your enemy: The causes of bad breath

August 11, 2010 - Maybe you are about to head out on a date, or perhaps it is an important job interview. Regardless of whether the situation is personal or professional, you are going to want to have fresh breath. For many people, there are few things worse than interacting with some someone who has halitosis.

Hall of Famer sought bad breath on game days

August 11, 2010 - Football players are an uncommon breed. Where most of us would shy away from physical altercations, they run toward them. When physical exhaustion would send an average athlete to the sideline, they push on. While the majority of Americans take all the precautions they can to avoid bad breath, some football players seek it.

Patients seek dentists' advice about bad breath

August 11, 2010 - While the numbers of individuals who occasionally or regularly experience bad breath continuing to remain high, many dentists across the country are reporting the issue as a "hot topic" among their patients.

Famed produce Mitch Miller got musical start thanks to bad breath

August 7, 2010 - It's not every day that someone is spurred to greatness by bad breath. But that is exactly what got acclaimed producer Mitch Miller started on his path to musical success.

Inform your friends of their bad breath

August 7, 2010 - While the rules of etiquette may dictate handling issues of other people's hygiene delicately, the situation may be different when it comes to bad breath. If someone you know chronically suffers from bad breath, you may be doing them a favor if you bluntly alert them to the situation.

Whitening treatments may ward off halitosis

August 7, 2010 - While many individuals may assume that tooth whitening treatments are merely a cosmetic procedure meant to improve a person's smile, a recent study has shown that carbamide peroxide - a common ingredient in whitening treatments - may be effective at reducing some of the oral bacteria that cause bad breath.

Physical activity may reduce the risk of bad breath

August 7, 2010 - Staying fit and getting regular physical exercise may help prevent bad breath, as a new study has found that individuals with healthy body mass index (BMI) measurements are less likely to experience gum disease.

Celebrities continue smoking despite risk of bad breath

August 6, 2010 - Despite the fact that smoking is known to cause terrible halitosis, many celebrities continue to pick up the habit, tarnishing their image and their breath. Smoking may cause many health complications, but stars in image-obsessed Hollywood may find the bad breath caused by tobacco to be the most harmful to their careers.

Hydration is important for avoiding halitosis

August 3, 2010 - Water is not only an essential substance for maintaining proper mental and physical balance, it also is important for avoiding bad breath. Many experts say that drinking more water may be a simple way to ward off halitosis.

People spend too much on ineffective breath freshening products

August 3, 2010 - For many people, mints and gum act as an invaluable cure for bad breath. They turn to these products following a lunch of rich foods or in preparation for a big date to make sure that their breath is up to par.

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