All TheraBreath articles

September 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Dentists may be poorly educated about diagnosing, treating bad breath

September 29, 2011 -

When it comes to recognizing and treating bad breath, new research suggests that you shouldn't necessarily rely on your dentist to do all the legwork. A study conducted among a group of dental school students found that many were unaware of the oral causes of, and appropriate treatments for, halitosis.

Scientists develop litmus test for bad breath

September 29, 2011 -

There are several ways to detect bad breath. The simplest is the tried-and-true sniff test, in which you breathe or cough into your cupped hands and then smell the result. However, this method doesn't always work very well, which is one reason why scientists are continually developing new and more accurate ways to pinpoint halitosis.

Treating bad breath involves knowing what it's made of

September 27, 2011 -

So you have halitosis and you want to get rid of it? Leave it to the experts at TheraBreath, who have spent years investigating the causes of oral odor. They know that treating bad breath, not to mention other oral health conditions, often means knowing what makes breath bad in the first place.

Bad breath causes include vitamin deficiencies

September 22, 2011 -

Whether you suffer from chronic halitosis or sporadic oral odor, it can be hard to identify bad breath causes. After all, while few things contribute freshening breath - namely, reigning in bacterial growth by using an oxygenating oral product - many different factors can ruin your breath, often in a matter of minutes.

Studies indicate that specialty rinses can neutralize morning breath

September 21, 2011 -

It's not easy waking up with morning breath every day. This form of halitosis is not only pungent but also nearly impossible to prevent. After all, how are you supposed to train your mouth to stay closed all night?

Morning breath: Halitosis at its funkiest

September 21, 2011 -

Most people suffer from morning breath at one point or another, but few know exactly why they have it. If you associate this form of halitosis with a dry mouth, you're well on your way to understanding how such bad breath occurs, as well as how to eliminate it.

Scientists create 'breathalyzer' for swine flu, halitosis

September 20, 2011 -

You may have read about breathalyzer-like devices that can sniff out halitosis, but did you know that a new technology can do the same for influenza?

Herbs are not necessarily a halitosis cure

September 20, 2011 -

If you're in need of a halitosis cure, you may need to look no farther than a specialty breath freshening kit, especially one that includes a tongue scraper, an odor-neutralizing rinse and a daily probiotics regimen. Such products can be a radical improvement over complementary breath freshening methods, like chewing herbs or roots.

Periodontal disease turns mouths into bad breath factories

September 19, 2011 -

Though it can do much worse, one of the most noticeable side effects of periodontal disease is halitosis. An infection of this kind can be quite serious, ultimately putting more than your breath at risk, which is one reason why it is important to use specialty breath fresheners that neutralize the oral bacteria that cause gum disease.

Specialty rinses nix halitosis and ensure healthy gums

September 19, 2011 -

Just as most folks have difficulty smelling their own bad breath, many people are under the impression that that have healthy gums when, in fact, they don't. By avoiding specialty oral care products and leaving gum tissue to its own devices, you are essentially inviting gingivitis to make itself at home.

Xylitol teeth-whitening gum leaves breath fresh

September 15, 2011 -

If you've ever popped a stick of sugar-free gum and wondered why it didn't immediately reduce your bad breath, you may have been chewing a product that didn't contain xylitol. This substance is widely considered to be a teeth-whitening magic bullet in the ongoing fight against halitosis and dental decay.

'Life hackers' use probiotics to skirt bad breath

September 15, 2011 -

You may have heard the term probiotics without knowing precisely what it refers to or what bearing it has on bad breath. Many people find that they associate the word with the promotion of good digestion and a healthy gut, which is one of the main uses of probiotic products. However, these days people are also putting probiotics to work in the battle against halitosis.

Dietary supplements can replace fresh breath with bad breath

September 13, 2011 -

Without specialty breath care products, maintaining fresh breath can be a real chore. Not only do plenty of foods and beverages lead to halitosis, but vitamin supplements occasionally do the same, according to an article published by the popular health resource LiveStrong.

Is treating bad breath with peppers a good idea?

September 12, 2011 -

So you want to know if treating bad breath with chili peppers is a good idea? Well, I can tell you that your family is on the right track, even though they are ultimately wrong about using spices for halitosis.

Tooth infections, signalled by bad breath, can be dangerous

September 9, 2011 -

If you've ever suffered from bad breath and a toothache at the same time, then prepare to be shocked. Recently, it was reported that a 24-year-old Cincinnati resident died after letting an aching jaw (caused by an infected tooth) get out of hand.

Bad breath and tonsil stones go hand in hand

September 8, 2011 -

What is a tonsil stone, and what does it have to do with halitosis? While you may not be familiar with the term "tonsillolith" or what it represents - a small accumulation of smelly gunk on your tonsils - you're probably quite aware of the halitosis they cause, even if you've never connected the two things in your mind before.

Probiotics can put bad breath in its place

September 7, 2011 -

Have you read about the amazing things that probiotics can accomplish? Did you wonder what exactly these products are? If so, read on. Below is a description of probiotic kits for oral health, which are a group of products in the vanguard of anti-halitosis technology.

Antimicrobial mouthrinses are practically a halitosis cure

September 2, 2011 -

Looking for a halitosis cure? Specialty breath freshening mouthwashes may be the answer, since plenty of research suggests that using an antimicrobial rinse can knock out oral bacteria and dramatically reduce bad breath.

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