All TheraBreath articles

October 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Bad breath hampers romantic pursuits

October 29, 2010 -

This weekend, millions of single adults will head to parties and bars hoping to meet Mister or Missus Right. While a fresh weekend sparks the flame of hope anew, there are many things that can derail your pursuit. Near the top of that list is bad breath.

Don't let bad breath come between you and your spouse

October 28, 2010 -

Smell is the one sense that is often the most taken for granted part of experience. However, it can make a major difference in the bedroom. When the lights are turned out and you and your significant other, any odor that arises may significantly dampen the mood and ruin the moment.

Bad breath often interferes with careers

October 28, 2010 -

Many people avoid investing in their oral health. They think that if they brush twice a day they will be fine. Any extra expenditure is seen as a potentially poor investment.

Experts talk about the importance of mouthwash

October 28, 2010 -

Taking proper care of the mouth is one of the most important things a person can do to avoid bad breath. While few people would admit to ignoring oral hygiene completely, many individuals do stop short of practicing the kind of oral care that can fully protect their mouths from harm.

Individuals who don't have their wisdom teeth removed face many oral health risks

October 28, 2010 -

For many people, it is a rite of passage. They enter adulthood by have their wisdom teeth removed. The procedure is meant to improve the patient's oral health. While it is a good idea for most people to have their wisdom teeth removed, many individuals aren't able to access the procedure due to a lack of dental insurance or money.

Diet may limit the effects of gingivitis

October 27, 2010 -

Gingivitis is one of the most common oral health problems in America. If left untreated, it can progress and result in tooth loss and bone and joint damage in the jaw. However, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health recently found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as omega-3s, may be one way that individuals can avoid the condition.

Bad breath may increase around the holidays

October 26, 2010 -

With Halloween less than a week away, the holiday season has begun. Soon after, Thanksgiving will be upon us and then Hanukah, Christmas and New Years. While this festive time marks a time for many families to come together to celebrate with some food, music and revelry, it may also increase the risk of bad breath.

Experts warn about the dangers of dry mouth

October 25, 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.

Skipping breakfast may contribute to halitosis

October 25, 2010 -

In today's fast paced world, people are looking to save time wherever they can. For many people, this means skipping breakfast in the morning. However, if you are among those who do not eat breakfast in the morning, you may be putting yourself at risk for bad breath.

Halloween doesn't have to be a scary time for your breath

October 22, 2010 -

With Halloween just around the corner, people of all ages across the country are thinking of what they are going to dress up as. Some are thinking of something sexy while others have costumes that are a little more ghoulish in mind. However, the one thing that you will want to make sure you don't incorporate into your costume is bad breath.

Bad breath is common, but it doesn't have to be

October 21, 2010 -

Bad breath is an extremely common problem. Pretty much every single person in the world experiences occasional halitosis. The reasons for this are many. Certain foods, dry mouth and poor oral hygiene all increase the chances of bad breath. These symptoms affect just about everyone at some time or another, resulting in potentially embarrassing social situations.

Avoid bad breath foods on your first date

October 20, 2010 -

First dates are full of pitfalls. Despites days of planning out every little detail, there are still a range of things that can go wrong. From awkward conversation to bad jokes, there are many things that could send your date running for the hills. However, if your date involves dinner you can eliminate one potential problem by choosing a restaurant that serves food that won't give you bad breath.

Tongue scrapers grow in popularity

October 20, 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 19, 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.

Tonsil stones lead to discomfort and bad breath

October 19, 2010 -

Some people think that the problem is simply fragments of food that have become lodged in the mouth. Others jump to more serious conclusions and think that they are the first signs of throat cancer. However, some dentists believe that the problem is all in their patients' heads.

Embarrassment over bad breath stops many people from going to the doctor

October 18, 2010 -

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem in any situation. However, a new poll has found that many people allow their feelings of insecurity to interfere with their desire to seek treatment for their oral health problems.

Glee cast member can't stand bad breath

October 18, 2010 -

Matthew Morrison, one of the stars of the hit TV show Glee, recently revealed that he would not even consider dating a woman who has bad breath. In fact, halitosis is one of the actor's biggest turnoffs.

Use reliable methods to check your breath

October 15, 2010 -

Testing your breath may be an important step in determining whether or not you have halitosis. It is nearly impossible to smell your own breath directly (no, cupping your hand in front of your mouth and sniffing your exhale does not work), and friends and family are often unreliable. They are generally more inclined to avoid offending than delivering the honest truth.

College students need to focus on their breath

October 14, 2010 -

By now, college freshmen across the country are beginning to settle into their new school routine. They have likely found some friends - maybe even a significant other - and are figuring out the demands of their professors. However, as the routine becomes easier, students should remain cautious not to fall into the pitfalls of dorm life.

Chilean miners may face oral health problems

October 14, 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.

Celebrities kick their nicotine habits

October 13, 2010 -

Smoking has long been a symbol of youthful abandon that was accepted by Hollywood's pop-culture elite. However, a growing number of celebrities are expressing concern about the potential side effects of the habit, which may include bad breath.

Bad breath may prevent you from landing your next job

October 12, 2010 -

Job markets are tight. New employment opportunities are few and far between. Whether you're changing careers or looking for your first job out of college, you couldn't have picked a much worse time to be looking for work. As bad as things are, there are few signs that they will begin getting better any time soon.

Bad breath is as much a social problem as it is a physical one

October 11, 2010 -

Life is full of awkward situations. Running in to an old high school friend at the grocery store, getting trapped in the elevator with your boss or meeting new people can all be stressful situations that make people feel uncomfortable. However, these situations may be made even worse if you regularly have bad breath.

Parents should be mindful of their children's breath

October 8, 2010 -

Growing up and going through school can be a social minefield for children. The pitfalls that your child may face during this time of their life can become even deeper if they have a physical condition that causes them to attract attention for the wrong reasons.

Seniors are at higher risk of bad breath

October 7, 2010 -

The aging process brings with it many changes. Seniors often report benefits to their golden years. They may no longer have to work and can spend more time with their grandchildren and other family members. This free time often allows older individuals to pursue hobbies and other interests that there never seemed to be enough time for in their younger days.

Probiotics grow in popularity

October 6, 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 5, 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."

Winter dry mouth may lead to bad breath

October 5, 2010 -

With cold and flu season right around the corner, millions of Americans are seeking vaccinations and stocking up on medications. While this may be a smart move to help lessen the impact of infections, it may also increase the likelihood that they will experience bad breath.

Improved oral hygiene may reduce prevalence of gingivitis

October 4, 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.

Groups work to provide dental care to individuals who lack insurance

October 1, 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 1, 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.

Experts recommend telling friends about their bad breath

October 1, 2010 -

Most people will avoid telling someone that they have bad breath. They are afraid that it will lead to an awkward situation which may become uncomfortable and even embarrassing. So they act cautiously by keeping silent and avoiding the situation.

gum disease