All TheraBreath articles

October 2011

TheraBreath is coming to Dr. Oz, the Doctors, and the Price is Right
October 28, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings

How to whiten teeth: For a start, avoid soft drinks
October 27, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
To actively whiten your teeth, try using a specialty bleaching kit. Such products can be used at home, often with dramatic results. Besides actively cleaning your teeth, you can also improve their luster by avoiding tooth-staining, cavity-causing foods and beverages. For example: ask a breath expert how to whiten teeth, and they will almost certainly tell you to avoid soft drinks.

Can complementary treatments get rid of bad breath?
October 21, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
To get rid of bad breath, people may resort to all sorts of creative strategies, some of them effective and others just plain useless. Just where do complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) fall on the spectrum of halitosis treatment? It's hard to say with certainty, but many studies have shown that such treatments don't accomplish nearly as much as specialty breath fresheners do.

Blis K12 probiotic kits keep bad breath in check
October 18, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It is not easy to control bad breath by buying conventional dental products, even when used as recommended. The problem is that common toothpastes and mouthwashes do not put much of a dent in the mouth's bacterial population. Fortunately, specialty breath freshening products like the Blis K12 Probiotic Kit can put odor-causing microbes to flight.

Throughout history, letter writers mention bad breath, halitosis
October 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Bad breath, halitosis and oral odor in general have been a problem since the beginning of recorded history. Not only can smelly breath cause social offense and leave people feeling isolated, but it can also signal poor dental health or bad oral hygiene. Thanks to letters sent by history's luminaries, we can see that oral odor has been putting people off for centuries.

What are tonsil stones?: A primer
October 17, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean you don't have them. Tonsil stones can make good breath turn bad virtually faster than you can say "tonsillolith" (another word for the halitosis-causing stones). But what are tonsil stones?

Dry mouth at night is bacteria's delight
October 12, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
To put an new spin on an old sailor's saying, here is an adage about oral odor. Dry mouth at night: bacteria's delight. Dry mouth at morning: halitosis! Take warning! Though it may not seem like that big of a deal, dry mouth can lead to severe halitosis, deep cavities and problematic dental issues.

Humans (and lions, and bears) have chronic halitosis
October 10, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
While the scientific treatment of chronic halitosis may sound new, people have been exploring the topic for thousands of years. In fact, early mentions of the condition could be quite accurate about its causes - though sometimes they were also downright weird.

Dog bad breath can be a sign of dental, gastric problems
October 7, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Besides being revered as a loving, furry companion, man's best friend is known for his halitosis. This association isn't necessarily fair. For one thing, human mouths are rarely much cleaner or more fragrant than those of canines. For another, dog bad breath can be a signal that your pet needs a clinical check-up.

Japanese mobile provider unveils bad breath-analyzing phone
October 5, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you have trouble with bad breath and happen to live in Japan, mobile phone giant NTT DoCoMo has unveiled a device that's right up your alley. According to Engadget, the Japanese company recently debuted a phone that can tell you whether or not you have halitosis.

Aktiv K12 Probiotics Decimate Bacteria that Cause Bad Breath
October 3, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Use an Aktiv K12 probiotics kit, and you may notice that you gradually experience less bad breath over the ensuing weeks. This probiotic regimen can, in conjunction with a specialty toothpaste and tongue scraper, dramatically reduce oral odor. But while brushing and scraping are well-known ways to hamper halitosis, probiotics might need a little explanation.

A bite of Brie cheese can blot out fresh breath
October 3, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
When faced with a cool, creamy pat of Brie cheese, it can be hard to keep fresh breath in mind. After all, this French creation was once known as the King's Cheese, and for good reason. Brie offers the palate a subtle array of flavors, textures and aromas. It just happens to reliably leave halitosis in its wake, too.

Even for a duchess, Dukan diet tops the list of bad breath causes
October 3, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
There are hundreds of bad breath causes out there, and people looking for the perfect body may incur halitosis as a side effect of their diet, particularly if the regimen is extreme. Kate Middleton, the UK's Duchess of Cambridge and at the moment perhaps the most famous adherent of the Dukan diet, may suffer from bad breath caused by eating so much protein, according to the International Business Times (IBT).

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