All TheraBreath articles

January 2011

Famous smokers and bad breath
January 31, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
While heavy smoking and bad breath by themselves may not make a person famous, many famous people have gone down in history for their heavy smoking. From Castro to Cosby to Clinton to Capone, smoking cigars or cigarettes has often been an individual's trademark.

Chemists pinpoint compounds that give cigar breath its smell
January 31, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
One of the more pungent varieties of smoking-related halitosis is cigar breath, which many people may be able to recognize immediately. Recently, a group of chemists identified the chemicals that give this species of bad breath its particular funk.

Periodontist suggests ways to check for bad breath
January 26, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Because the mouth and nasal passages are connected to one another, it can be difficult to notice when you have bad breath. To overcome this situation, a dental health expert on NY1 News recommended several methods for detecting halitosis.

Woman's bad breath astonishes Dr. Oz
January 25, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
On a new television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, one woman's chronic bad breath shocked even neurosurgeon and television host Dr. Oz, as seen in a video clip posted by E! Online.

Mice Look for Bad Breath in Their Peers
January 24, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Mice have a fairly simple life. Their main goals are to eat, survive, and procreate if only we had it so easy! While mice are seemingly basic creatures, a new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that mice may be more intelligent in selecting their meals than previously thought they use halitosis!

Poll finds women hate morning breath
January 24, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
A survey conducted by a manufacturer of specialty breath freshening products found that two of every five women fear that a date will have bad breath.

Foods with preservatives may reduce bad breath, study finds
January 20, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It is well established that savory or pungent foods can cause halitosis. Garlic, onions, meat, fish and other savory or fatty foods can put a smelly funk on the breath, not to mention leave behind a film of particles that feeds oral bacteria. New research may have found a food product that can relieve some bad breath - preservatives.

Obesity may contribute to bad breath
January 20, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Beyond dental health and diet, what else contributes to bad breath? Your body-mass index, some researcher have said. Dental health experts at the University of Tel Aviv reported finding a link between being overweight or obese and having halitosis.

Bad breath can be caused by, and visible in, the cold
January 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
During winter, it may not be easy to smell when you have bad breath, even though you can often see it steaming in front of you. A recent article in Slate lamented that the computer-generated steam coming out of the actors mouths in the film The Social Network was visually unbelievable. Its accuracy notwithstanding, the film highlighted a common cause of bad breath - cold weather.

Celebrity diets may cause bad breath
January 17, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Health authorities in the UK have stated that extreme celebrity diets may not only be bad for the body but also for the breath. According to the British Dietetic Association (BDA), reducing your caloric intake to a regimen based solely on protein, cabbage or even baby food can give your breath a tinge of halitosis.

Age can cause bad breath
January 11, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While wine gets better with age, breath unfortunately tends to get worse. There are multiple causes of age-related halitosis, many of which are difficult to avoid. However, treating bad breath caused by ageing is relatively simple.

Gum manufacturer invents halitosis awareness organization
January 11, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you didn't know that halitosis can be a serious problem, a not-so-serious television ad campaign may soon remind you. Chewing gum maker Dentyne has announced its newest marketing creation - the Safe Breath Alliance (SBA), an imaginary organization dedicated to raising awareness of bad breath.

Researchers say one bacterium responsible for most halitosis
January 10, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Biological physicists at the University of Buffalo's School of Medicine reported that a strain of bacteria that emits volatile sulfur compounds may be the cause of a significant amount of human halitosis.

Emmy Rossum says co-star intentionally cultivates bad breath
January 10, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Actress Emmy Rossum recently revealed that Justin Chatwin, her co-star on the TV series "Shameless," often intentionally eats bad breath-causing foods in order to play pranks on her.

Bad breath-causing tonsil stones are living biofilms, scientists say
January 7, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Among the many things that can cause halitosis, tonsil stones are some of the smelliest. Found in the back of the throat, these small white granules are caused by the buildup up food particles in the folds of tonsils. Researchers have said that the bad breath-causing stones are actually made of a dense film of living things.

Technology may soon detect amphetamines on bad breath
January 6, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you abuse illegal drugs, additional compounds can be found there, and technology now exists to detect them in bad breath.

Mice use halitosis like a menu, scientists discover
January 5, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Researchers from the U.S., Germany and Russia have found that mice often determine what to eat based on the halitosis and sulfuric chemicals on the breath of their peers.

Breathalyzer-like device diagnoses diabetes using halitosis
January 5, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
A team of Swiss scientists have developed technology that diagnoses type 1 diabetes based on little more than a puff of bad breath.

Personal trainers often hate bad breath
January 4, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Personal trainers have a lot to dislike about gym members - their vanity, their lack of commitment, their complaining - but one of the most offensive characteristics of gym clients is that they can have bad breath, according to the Phoenix New Times.

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