All TheraBreath articles

August 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Sucking on candies to cure dry mouth only causes problems

August 31, 2010 -

Many medications cause dry mouth as a side effect. While this may seem like little more than a nuisance during the time that the medication is necessary, the condition could have a serious long term impact on individuals' oral health.

Wet weather causes dry mouth, bad breath

August 31, 2010 -

As the warm, dry months of summer come to a close, residents in many parts of the country are bracing for wetter weather. While this may mean good things for their lawns and gardens, it may harm their oral health and contribute to bad breath.

Jesse James and Kat Von D heat things up in Texas

August 31, 2010 -

One of Hollywood's newest and hottest couples is Jesse James and Kat Von D. After a legendary breakup with one of America's sweethearts, the motorcycle riding bad boy has moved on to an occasional tattoo artist, model and reality television star.

Some professionals need to be mindful of halitosis

August 30, 2010 -

Halitosis is not something that affects certain people in their day-to-day life. Perhaps they work outdoors, or rarely interact with other workers. However, many other individuals simply cannot avoid getting up close and personal with their colleagues or customers, making any degree of bad breath a significant problem.

Foodies risk bad breath

August 30, 2010 -

If there is one thing food lovers can't get enough of, it's rich, flavorful food. Many of these folks are on a lifelong search for new tastes, new flavors and new culinary experiences that expand their food horizons beyond the everyday cuisine.

Pop culture reveals the problem of bosses with bad breath

August 27, 2010 -

Recently a young women claiming to be the employee of the world's worst boss quit her terrible job by posting a series of photos to the online humor site, In the photos she accused her boss of, among other things, having some of the worst halitosis she had ever smelled.

Obama's smoking habit may be causing bad breath

August 25, 2010 -

President Barack Obama has been under a lot of pressure lately. Between passing healthcare reform, trying to restart the economy and fighting off personal assaults, it's no wonder he reaches for a cigarette every now and then.

Denture wearers risk oral infections

August 25, 2010 -

Denture wearers may find it a daunting task to clean their dental appliances every single day. However, failure to do so could result in an oral environment that is a perfect breeding ground for many microbes, including some that cause bad breath.

Low-income individuals struggle to maintain oral health

August 20, 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.

Food choices at work can jeopardize careers

August 20, 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 20, 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.

Groups seek to measure America's oral health problems

August 19, 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.

Air travel troubles are compounded by bad breath

August 19, 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.

Poor economy decreases access to oral care

August 17, 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.

Daters face rejection over bad breath

August 17, 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.

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

August 12, 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.

Smoking increases halitosis-causing bacteria

August 12, 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.

Close-talking is made worse by bad breath

August 12, 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.

Know your enemy: The causes of bad breath

August 10, 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.

Patients seek dentists' advice about bad breath

August 9, 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.

Hall of Famer sought bad breath on game days

August 9, 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.

Inform your friends of their bad breath

August 6, 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.

Physical activity may reduce the risk of bad breath

August 6, 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.

Whitening treatments may ward off halitosis

August 6, 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.

Celebrities continue smoking despite risk of bad breath

August 5, 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.

Famed produce Mitch Miller got musical start thanks to bad breath

August 4, 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.

Hydration is important for avoiding halitosis

August 2, 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 2, 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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