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Children's book explains how saliva battles bad breath
February 24, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Though it may not always seem like it, the mouth's saliva performs a number of critical functions, one of which is keeping bad breath at bay. A dry mouth is a common, and commonly overlooked cause of halitosis, as a popular children's book explains.
Spicy foods can leave breath with more than a hint of halitosis
February 24, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Hot sauce, curry, spices and hot food can really give a meal a kick, but afterward you may end up suffering from hours of halitosis, indigestion and heartburn.
Halitosis-causing 'stones' are alive and growing
February 23, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
One of the more unusual, though not uncommon, causes of bad breath is tonsilloliths, also known as tonsil stones. These white concretions of food particles and bacteria of the mouth are akin to pearls, in that they form slowly in the folds of living tissue. They are quite different, though, in that they are made by humans, they are masses of living things and they cause powerful halitosis.
Yoga exercises involve huffing bad breath in and out, in and out
February 23, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Many yoga disciplines teach breathing methods designed to induce a state of calm or focus in the breather, but these techniques may have an unforeseen side effect. In an enclosed space, deep breathing can recirculate odor molecules from halitosis throughout the room.
Peanut butter breath has little to recommend it
February 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Bad breath caused by peanut butter is instantly recognizable, and if you have it, you're likely to instantly put friends and co-workers off their lunch. However, peanut butter breath is not likely to disappear any time soon. More than 90 percent of Americans have eaten a jar of the halitosis-causing paste in the past year, according to the National Peanut Board's Consumer Attitudes Tracking Study.
Bad breath provides clue to stunning cause of one man's headaches
February 21, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Halitosis can be caused by a number of medical conditions, some of them mild, others more serious. These can include sinusitis, gingivitis, tooth decay, periodontitis and tonsil stones. However, in the rarest of cases, injuries to the mouth or head may also cause bad breath. One man in south China provides a case in point.
Halitosis could be a big problem in space
February 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Every country has restrictions that it places on applicants to its spaceflight programs, and these occasionally include halitosis.
Washington, DC, police will refrain from collecting bad breath for now
February 17, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
The breathalyzer has had a long and storied career as the roadside collector of bad breath. Now, prosecutors and police in Washington, DC, have declared that they will not be using the device for the next several months due to problems with its accuracy.
Justin Bieber eats nachos, courts bad breath
February 17, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Going to the movies can be an enjoyable way to spend an evening and an efficient way to get halitosis. At the recent premier of a film documenting his life, recording artists Justin Bieber was spotted buying nachos and a Slush Puppy beverage, according to Ok! Magazine.
Etiquette experts lay out how to break the news of bad breath
February 16, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
It's a rare day when a stranger will tell you that you have bad breath. It may be uncommon because it is so difficult to do. In spite of, or even because of, that difficulty, etiquette experts recommend telling someone when they have halitosis - albeit in a gentle way.
Stuck in an elevator with bad breath
February 16, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Whether you're alone or stuck next to someone else on a long elevator ride, halitosis can be tough to take. Enclosed spaces naturally encourage the nose to detect bad breath, since very little air is being recirculated.
Pediatrician discusses childhood halitosis
February 15, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Children can develop bad breath from a wealth of sources. Lewis First, a pediatrician at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen, recently listed a few of them for NBC 5 News.
Cartoon highlights foods that commonly cause bad breath
February 15, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Spongebob Squarepants, a cartoon that has addressed everything from swearing to weightlifting to ninja-fighting, is no stranger to the topic of halitosis. An episode that originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2000 dealt with bad breath and the consequences of eating aromatic foods.
Aphrodisiacs Foods May Lead to Unromantic Breath
February 14, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Are you planning a romantic Valentine s Day with your sweetie? A scrumptious dinner perhaps? There are a few foods that are well known to increase the libido, but may also serve up a side of bad breath. This doesn t mean that you need to skip the aphrodisiacs for a plainer meal, just be aware of their possible links to unromantic breath and do you best to prevent it.
Bad breath is rampant in the U.S.
February 14, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Estimates may vary, but it is hard to argue with the simple truth - millions of Americans have halitosis. Up to 90 million people in the U.S. have bad breath, according to CNN.
Medical experts recommend anti-halitosis regimen
February 9, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
The causes of halitosis can be numerous and may even intensify one another. That is why many healthcare professionals suggest addressing each cause in turn, while neutralizing the effect - oral odor - as well.
Device may make dentist visits less stressful
February 7, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Individuals who suffer from bad breath because they fear the loud, sharp tools wielded by the dentist may soon have relief as researchers have been working to make the dentist office feel less threatening.
Children's TV science show explains bad breath
February 4, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
It can be easy to lose a sense of proportion when thinking about the causes of halitosis. While oral odor is tangible - or smellable - enough, its causes go largely unseen on the tongue and in the throat. Fortunately, an online video clip taken from the children's educational program Beakman's World puts bad breath in perspective.
Snacking can encourage halitosis
February 3, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Bad breath can be caused by consuming smelly foods or beverages like onion, garlic or coffee. Fortunately, these odors may be rinsed away with a specialty breath freshener. However, the majority of adults not only don't clean their teeth after snacking but also snack many times each day.
Coated tongue may cause halitosis
February 1, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
While halitosis isn't exactly visible, it has a few hallmarks that are. If one's tongue is coated with a white, yellow or brown substance, bad breath may be likely.
Bad breath can appear at a young age
February 1, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While halitosis is often associated with aging, that doesn't mean you can't have it as a child. A parenting advice column in the Queensland Courier Mail has recommended monitoring a child's oral health habits and being wary of bad breath-causing illnesses.