All TheraBreath articles

April 2011

Halitosis can originate in the nose
April 28, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Though bad breath is typically thought of as being emitted by the tongue, teeth, gums, palate and throat, plenty of research suggests that it can also come from a fairly unexpected place - the nose.

Halitosis: What it is, who has it and what to do about it
April 27, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Taking care of your halitosis can be difficult if you don't know its causes. Given the sheer number of forms that bad breath comes in - garlic breath, morning breath, coffee breath, smoker's breath, alcohol breath and many more - it's little wonder that some people have no idea where to begin treating their oral odor. Fortunately, researchers are making inroads into the condition's causes and treatments.

The study of halitosis has, and hasn't, evolved much in a century
April 26, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Consider bad breath and its causes - gingivitis, tooth decay, pungent foods, smoking, alcohol use and periodontitis - and you might think that research into the complexities of halitosis has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century or so. On the other hand, you could believe that many key factors behind oral odor were discovered ages ago. In either case, you'd be right.

Getting rid of bad breath isn't always difficult, or expensive
April 26, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While at times it may seem like effectively treating bad breath is impossible, that doesn't mean that it is. The use of a few simple oral health products - chief among them being toothbrushes, tongue scrapers and specialty breath freshening rinses - can reduce halitosis and breath-related stress at the same time, without relieving one's wallet of too much cash.

When cleaning teeth and fighting halitosis, SLS can aggravate cold sores
April 25, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Any dental health professional will tell you that taking good care of your mouth and minimizing halitosis means brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, something that may not come up during a routine dental cleaning is that fact that certain chemicals in standard toothpastes can aggravate cold sores.

New mouthwash may reduce tartar, but not halitosis
April 22, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Innovations in dental care, like oral care probiotics and odor-neutralizing specialty breath rinses, can lead to drastic reductions in bad breath. However, not all new products are guaranteed to. Recently, news organizations announced the development of a new class of mouthwash that may help keep teeth cleaner.

UK organization uses humor to battle bad breath
April 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
It can be easy to forget that bad breath is a common indicator of poor dental health. The most effective oral cleansing regimens, like brushing and flossing, may fall by the wayside when one's daily work or school schedule gets hectic. To encourage people to visit the dentist, a British government agency recently released a public health announcement that focuses on a Twilight-like vampire with halitosis.

Bad breath diagnoses have come a long way in a century
April 21, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you're shy when it comes to asking your physician or dentist about halitosis, it may help to know that diagnosing bad breath used to be a much more involved - and in all likelihood, embarrassing - process than it is now.

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April 20, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Scientists prove the obvious: Tonsil stones smell terrible
April 20, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Bad breath almost always issues from the mouth, especially from the tongue, teeth and palate. However, from the back of the throat - a location whose inclusion in "the mouth" is up to you - a small, natural, pearl-like formation can ratchet up mild halitosis into a serious case of oral odor.

Certain diets may give bad breath a big boost
April 20, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Consuming pungent foods like garlic, onions, smoked fish or asparagus can give people a powerful case of halitosis, but ultimately the residue from these foods can be scrubbed away or rinsed out with a specialty breath freshener. Diets can get truly halitosis-inducing, though, is when they advocate skipping entire food groups.

Bad breath can have ammonia in it, among other things
April 19, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
The chemistry of halitosis may seem complicated, but in the end it all boils down to a few simple, smelly molecules. Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), which are substances excreted by oral bacteria, make up the bulk of oral odor. However, other compounds can tinge one's mouth with bad breath.

Did early humans have bad breath?
April 18, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
While many Americans tend to think of bad breath as little more than a chronic odor of the mouth, oral hygienists, bacteriologists and microbiologists around the world often see halitosis as a complex web of interdependent variables, all of which rest on one thing - bacteria. Bad breath is caused by microorganisms. Microbes have been on this Earth for far longer than humans have. Therefore, it's a reasonably safe bet that halitosis has existed for all of human history.

Bad breath can practically smell like death
April 18, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Having halitosis is no picnic, particularly once you are told what your breath smells like. The most common compound scenting bad breath is hydrogen sulfide - the chemical that gives rotten eggs their unmistakable odor - but another putrid molecule, cadaverine, appears in bad breath in significant quantities as well.

Morning breath is a common, pungent problem
April 14, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Waking up with bad breath is a common problem, and many individuals have difficulty determining what to do about it. According to an article in the University Daily Kansan, morning breath is caused by the multiplication of anaerobic bacteria in the mouth.

Kippers kick bad breath into high gear
April 14, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Certain foods and beverages are known for their ability to cause bad breath. These include garlic, onions, milk, coffee and savory meats. However, one food product that has gone into decline in the U.S. - the kipper snack - used to be on the minds and breath of countless Americans.

Traditional mouthwashes encourage bad breath in the long run
April 12, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Sometimes, brushing and flossing don't quite seem to cut it, and bad breath recurs even after a twice-daily scrubbing. Many people in this situation go out and buy alcohol-based mouthwashes, which are often flavored with mint or cinnamon. These rinses may mute halitosis for a little while, but one expert told the UK Daily Mail that over time traditional mouthwashes can actually cause bad breath.

In the fight against halitosis, probiotics had a great year
April 11, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
From specialty breath freshening rinses to odor-neutralizing tablets, a number of ways to knock out bad breath are available for the individuals who need them. One of the most cutting-edge methods of fighting halitosis is oral care probiotics, a system of bacterial replacement that can muscle out oral odor quite effectively.

Bad breath can undercut authority
April 8, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Having halitosis is no picnic, and having it used against you in an argument or a struggle for authority can be especially embarrassing. Many individuals with bad breath choose to use specialty breath fresheners into order to lessen their oral odor and to give others others less to comment on during a verbal debate.

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April 6, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
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Bad breath from coffee can ruin romantic moments
April 6, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Coffee is a popular beverage in the U.S., which means that coffee-related halitosis is a problem for numerous adults. Americans drink more than 146 billion cups of the stuff every year, according to the Coffee Statistics Report. This flood of java puts millions of mouths at risk for bad breath.

Braces make good breath bad, bad breath worse
April 5, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Dental braces are quite common among teens and adults in the U.S., as is something that these orthodontic appliances can cause - bad breath. A recent study by dentists and periodontists in Turkey found that metal dental hardware can give rise to halitosis, even among people who typically have good breath to begin with.

Milk causes bad breath in several ways
April 4, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Drinking milk is good for bone and skin health, but it rarely does breath any good. A glass of milk can cause a very distinct form of halitosis, often called "milk breath." However, beyond this common ailment, dairy products may cause bad breath through the less common route of lactose intolerance.

When treating bad breath in kids, dye-less products may be best
April 1, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Common treatments for bad breath, toothpaste, gum and mouthwashes, often contain dyes, which give them their bright colors. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene a panel of healthcare experts to determine whether or not these dyes are linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to HealthDay News.

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