All TheraBreath articles

October 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Experts warn about the dangers of dry mouth

October 26, 2010 - In the absence of moisture in the mouth, odor-causing bacteria can multiply, resulting in stubborn bad breath. If the condition is not taken care of, it can grow worse. This may lead to further problems, such as cavities and gingivitis.

Tongue scrapers grow in popularity

October 25, 2010 - In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk in the news about tongue scrapers. From pop culture reference to breakthrough marketing success stories, the nation has become a little more aware of the potential benefits offered by tongue scrapers.

Parents say that back-to-school dental visits are vital for children

October 25, 2010 - As winter approaches and children get settled into their school routines, oral health experts are saying that this is a perfect time to take them to see a dentist. Doing so may help them avoid conditions such as bad breath, gingivitis and cavities.

Chilean miners may face oral health problems

October 15, 2010 - The nation of Chile is celebrating the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground following a cave in. While people are rejoicing, they may not be aware the miners may still face significant health challenges in the weeks and months ahead.

Probiotics grow in popularity

October 7, 2010 - Due in part to the findings of recent studies, a growing number of dentists are beginning to talk about their interest in oral probiotics. These treatments involve the application of beneficial bacteria to the mouth that may help fight more harmful microbes.

Groups work to raise awareness of the importance of oral health

October 6, 2010 - Many individuals who live in rural and inner-city areas lack the access to dental care that may help them may help them avoid conditions like tooth decay, gingivitis and bad breath. Ten years ago, the Surgeon General issued a report which called oral health problems a "silent epidemic."

Improved oral hygiene may reduce prevalence of gingivitis

October 5, 2010 - The National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 80 percent of Americans have some level of gum disease. This may range from simple gum disease, which may cause light bleeding after brushing, to periodontitis, which results in significant damage to teeth and jawbones.

John Stamos joins cast of Glee, shining a light on oral health

October 2, 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.

Groups work to provide dental care to individuals who lack insurance

October 2, 2010 - Individuals who lack dental insurance are more likely to suffer complications such as bad breath, canker sores and gingivitis. Due to the fact that they cannot afford visits to the dentist, they often miss out on treatments and hygiene advice that may help them avoid these problems.

Stigmas interfere with individuals' desires for better oral health

October 2, 2010 - Oral health is something that few people talk about. At best, it is considered unglamorous and not worthy of discussion; at worst it is considered taboo to talk about. However, it plays a vital role in our overall health, and should have a larger place in public dialogue.

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