All TheraBreath articles

November 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy

November 30, 2010 - There are many times when bad breath compounds an already difficult or stressful situation. Whether handling a first date, giving a job interview or waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles, having halitosis can make a tough situation feel twice as tough. Hence a recent rundown by the Daily Monitor’s Connie Nankya of the origins of pregnancy-related bad breath.

Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy

November 30, 2010 - There are many times when bad breath compounds an already difficult or stressful situation. Whether handling a first date, giving a job interview or waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles, having halitosis can make a tough situation feel twice as tough. Hence a recent rundown by the Daily Monitor’s Connie Nankya of the origins of pregnancy-related bad breath.

Reality star proves smoking is bad for many reasons

November 30, 2010 - The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak was caught smoking by TMZ just two weeks before announcing she was pregnant. In addition to causing bad breath and tooth decay, smoking can cause a number of defects in unborn babies.

Severe halitosis may strain marriage, mints hardly help

November 30, 2010 - Though it is a personal problem, bad breath affects more than just its owner. Giving off a foul oral smell can isolate an individual from his or her friends, family and even marriage partner. As discussed in the advice column in the Omaha World-Herald, bad oral hygiene can wither intimacy and stall out an otherwise happy relationship.

Probiotic treatments may benefit individuals with gingivitis

November 12, 2010 - Gingivitis is a growing problem among many Americans. In its early stages, the condition causes bad breath and discomfort. If left untreated, it can progress, increasing the risk of tooth loss as well as bone and joint damage.

With winter approaching, the problems of dry mouth loom large

November 11, 2010 - Dry mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath. With the winter months approaching, experts warn that cases of dry mouth are likely to increase significantly. This may significantly impact the oral health of millions of Americans.

Celebrities should watch out for bad breath on Asian business trips

November 10, 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.

Seniors are at higher risk of bad breath

November 10, 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.

Bad breath may be sign of more serious problems

November 10, 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.

Aphrodisiac foods may increase bad breath

November 10, 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.

Some foods help eliminate bad breath

November 10, 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.

New fad diet brings halitosis to Hollywood

November 10, 2010 - What do Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez and renowned opera singer Katherine Jenkins have in common? They all recently started a diet that is known to cause bad breath, among other unsavory side effects.

Avoid bad breath foods on your first date

November 10, 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.

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

November 10, 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.

Winter dry mouth may lead to bad breath

November 10, 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.

Fish oil supplements contribute to bad breath

November 10, 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

November 10, 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.

Some foods stay in the bloodstream, causing bad breath

November 10, 2010 - It may seem unfair, but some of the most savory foods are also among the most common causes of bad breath. Overindulging in these treats often leaves individuals with offensive breath that can be extremely difficult to eliminate. Avoiding powerful foods may be a major part of staying halitosis-free.

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

November 10, 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.

Simple changes may help you improve your breath

November 10, 2010 - If you have bad breath, you are likely aware of the problems it can cause in your life. The social shunning and whispers at the workplace can make it extremely difficult to have any self-confidence. This lack of assurance can interfere with your relationships and professional life. However, it doesn't need to be this way.

Parents should be mindful of their children's breath

November 10, 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.

Bad breath hampers romantic pursuits

November 10, 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.

Bad breath may prevent you from landing your next job

November 10, 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.

Experts recommend telling friends about their bad breath

November 10, 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.

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

November 10, 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.

College students need to focus on their breath

November 10, 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.

Celebrities kick their nicotine habits

November 10, 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 can interfere with relationships

November 10, 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.

Glee cast member can't stand bad breath

November 10, 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.

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

November 10, 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.

Bad breath may increase around the holidays

November 10, 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.

Bad breath often interferes with careers

November 10, 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.

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

November 10, 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.

Tonsil stones lead to discomfort and bad breath

November 10, 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.

Use reliable methods to check your breath

November 10, 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.

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

November 10, 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.

Skipping breakfast may contribute to halitosis

November 9, 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.

Study recommends wider use of probiotics

November 5, 2010 - Evidence continues to mount suggesting that probiotics may play a large role in oral health. Studies have found that this treatment may prevent the growth of bacteria that has been shown to cause bad breath, gum disease and cavities. Increasing intake of the beneficial microbes may help individuals significantly improve the condition of their mouths.

Groups work to raise seniors' awareness of oral health issues

November 4, 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.

Studies find oral health benefit to probiotics

November 4, 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.

Diet may limit the effects of gingivitis

November 4, 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.

Oral health experts prepare families to celebrate Halloween healthfully

November 4, 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.

Experts talk about the importance of mouthwash

November 4, 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.

Parents can help their kids focus on oral health

November 4, 2010 - Kids are more prone to bad breath than just about anyone. They are generally uninterested in brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. To make matters worse, the sweet tooth of a child is generally unmatched by adults. These factors often combine to result in powerful halitosis in children.

Natural halitosis cures may not live up to the hype

November 3, 2010 - The world is awash in remedies for bad breath. The so-called "natural" approach to oral care is becoming particularly popular. Supposed experts recommend all kind of herbs, vitamins and other quick fixes for halitosis that they claim are superior options.

Experts call for oral health to made a higher priority

November 3, 2010 - Oral health is often overlooked. However, experts say that this is a mistake, as failure to take care of the mouth can lead to halitosis, cavities and gingivitis. These problems can grow even larger, as several recent studies have found that infections in the mouth can spread to other areas of the body.

One day of candy may not be so bad for teeth

November 2, 2010 - While you may be regretting all the Halloween candy you ate this weekend, the findings of a new study may come as comfort. Researchers from Temple University found that the volume of sweets consumed doesn't affect oral health nearly as much as the frequency of consumption.

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