All TheraBreath articles

September 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
John Stamos joins cast of Glee, shining a light on oral health

September 30, 2010 -

Oral health isn't something that most people pay a whole lot of attention to. In the grand scheme of overall health, it is often brushed to the sidelines. However, dental issues were recently shoved to the forefront of one of America's hottest T.V. shows, as John Stamos joined the cast of Glee playing a dentist.

Bad breath may be sign of more serious problems

September 30, 2010 -

Bad breath is a relatively common problem that nearly everyone experiences from time. Certain food can leave behind strong smells in the mouth, which are then exhaled, resulting in an unpleasant aroma.

Bad breath can interfere with relationships

September 29, 2010 -

Bad breath is no joke when it comes to relationships. While your partner is likely to be forgiving when it comes to your various deficiencies, halitosis is something that can be difficult to overlook, especially over a period of several years.

Some foods help eliminate bad breath

September 28, 2010 -

Diet can have a range of effects. There are few more important things that individuals can do to support their health than improving their diet. However, choosing unhealthy foods can result in a drain on many of the body's processes.

The dangers of office donut addictions

September 27, 2010 -

Anyone who told you filming a movie or television series is easy was mistaken. Actors must often spend long hours on the set, repeating takes dozens of times. So it's no wonder that Steve Carell and the cast of the office regularly turn to donuts in the downtime between takes for a little pick-me-up, according to People Magazine.

Oral health experts prepare families to celebrate Halloween healthfully

September 27, 2010 -

With Halloween just around the corner, children and their parents across the country are getting their costumes ready and dreaming about the candy haul they hope to receive. Similarly, doctors are preparing to deal with the onslaught of oral health problems that often proceed from the holiday.

Fish oil supplements contribute to bad breath

September 24, 2010 -

Millions of people take fish oil supplements every day. They contain high levels of omega-3s, which have been tied to a range of health benefits. However, individuals who take them report a common problem. The pills can cause burps that smell like fish, giving the impression of bad breath.

Talk to your friends about bad breath

September 24, 2010 -

It may be one of the most uncomfortable conversations you can have with a person. How are you supposed to tell your friend, loved one or colleague that they have bad breath? The news suggests that the person does not take care of them self or that they are somehow unclean. It is a conversation no one wants to start.

Gingivitis more common than previously thought

September 23, 2010 -

Gingivitis is a disease that can cause significant oral complications, including bad breath, bleeding gums and, potentially, loss of teeth. However, lack of knowledge of the problem has caused it to grow into a significant public health concern.

Aphrodisiac foods may increase bad breath

September 22, 2010 -

Many of the foods that increase sex drive are well known. Foods like oysters, garlic and figs can all give a boost to the libido, which may spice things up in the bedroom. However, many of these foods are known to contribute to bad breath. If you are consuming them to increase your sex drive, you may want to pay more attention to your dental hygiene.

Celebrities should watch out for bad breath on Asian business trips

September 21, 2010 -

It's been a rough couple of months for Paris Hilton. The socialite was caught last month in Las Vegas with cocaine. She managed to get off with just a year's probation, according to People Magazine, but her hectic life will not be put on hold.

Groups work to raise awareness of gingivitis

September 21, 2010 -

Gingivitis is a serious oral health problem that can lead to many complications in the mouth and throughout the rest of the body. However, awareness of this serious health issue is relatively low, as many people do not consider it a significant problem.

Interest in probiotics continues to grow

September 20, 2010 -

Many oral health providers are beginning to see possible benefits from the use of probiotics to treat conditions like bad breath and gingivitis. It is believed that applying benign microbes to the oral cavity may help reduce the number of odor-causing bacteria. The idea is gaining traction, as a number of groups are reporting positive results from the use of probiotics.

Studies find oral health benefit to probiotics

September 17, 2010 -

There has been a lot said and written about probiotics in recent years. Studies have shown that they may play an important role in supporting the health of many systems of the body. Most of this research has focused on areas like digestive health. However, the oral health community is starting to get on board with probiotics, which may provide protection against gum disease and bad breath.

Groups work to raise seniors' awareness of oral health issues

September 17, 2010 -

Many public health campaigns focus on improving the dental hygiene of children. However, experts say that the need to take care of the mouth only increases with age, as problems like bad breath and gingivitis can have a more significant impact on the lives of adults.

Many people practice poor oral health

September 15, 2010 -

With the fast paced nature of today's world it may seem like there is little time for practicing good oral health habits. After coming home from work, putting together dinner and getting the kids off to bed, it is easy to overlook the importance of things like brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. However, experts warn that failure to do so could result in conditions like cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.

Oral bacteria may cause serious problems throughout the body

September 13, 2010 -

Recently, several high profile studies have connected oral health problems like gum disease and gingivitis to overall health. These findings illustrate the importance of practicing proper dental hygiene in order to avoid serious complications.

Study seeks to connect gingivitis to arthritis

September 10, 2010 -

There are plenty of good reasons to maintain good oral health. Proper dental hygiene reduces the likelihood of experience problems like cavities, tooth decay or bad breath. In addition, a new study is looking at the link between gingivitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

College diet increases the risk of halitosis

September 9, 2010 -

College students have a reputation for being the primary demographic of the pizza and beer industries. They practically single-handedly keep these two food products afloat. Nothing goes better with a laid-back Thursday night than a couple slices and a pint or two.

Bad breath adds stress to meeting the parents

September 8, 2010 -

Meeting your significant other's parents is always a stressful experience. The awkward conversation, the uncomfortable handshake or hug and the strange situation of how to refer to them can all make the experience troubling. However, it can be even worse if you have bad breath.

Nighttime dental care is critical

September 3, 2010 -

Everyone has their own unique bed time rituals. Some people like to read a book before heading off to sleep, while others tend to pay more attention to their hygiene habits. Taking a shower or applying anti-aging skin treatments are a popular part of many pre-sleep routines. However, the one thing that people occasionally skip that is the most vital is brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash.

Dehydration puts oral health at risk

September 2, 2010 -

In recent weeks, the Washington Redskins' star defensive end, Albert Haynesworth has missed several practices and other preseason activities due to severe dehydration. He missed the first nine days of training camp due in large part to the problem.

Probiotics may help bad breath sufferers

September 1, 2010 -

The mouth is full of many varieties of bacteria at all times. Some of these microbes are helpful and aid in breaking down food. However, others are less beneficial, and can lead to embarrassing conditions like bad breath.

Morning breath is a common problem

September 1, 2010 -

Morning breath can be the scourge of romantic relationships. After sharing a night together, there are few things worse than when your partner leans over the next day for a good morning kiss and their breath smells like a rotten version of last night's dinner.

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