All TheraBreath articles

November 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Tonsil stone treatment doesn't need to be radical

November 25, 2011 - If you're thinking of more radical tonsil stone treatments, beware.

Can a banana ban a baby's bad breath?

November 24, 2011 - Infant halitosis may be caused by thumb-sucking, food particles or even an object (say, a pea or a bean) being stuck up a child's nose.

Garlic may prevent heart disease but not halitosis

November 24, 2011 - The key to this effect? None other than hydrogen sulfide, the stinky compound associated with halitosis, garlic and rotten eggs.

Dry mouth at night can leave your mouth reeking of halitosis

November 23, 2011 - The National Institutes of Health adds that dry mouth at night is a natural part of growing older, but that doesn't mean you have to take it lying down.

The best teeth whitening kits freshen your breath too

November 23, 2011 - The most useful teeth whitening products are gel-based. This may not seem like it would make all that much difference, but are you willing to wager your teeth on it?

Get rid of canker sores and bad breath at the same time

November 22, 2011 - Larger canker sores can last for months. Here are some methods to get rid of canker sores that medical experts often recommend.

Thanksgiving has its share of causes of halitosis

November 22, 2011 - Within hours of mopping up the last of the gravy and stuffing, your mouth becomes a cauldron of bacterial activity.

French kissing can leave you with chronic halitosis

November 22, 2011 - Even enjoying a simple lip smack between two lovebirds can lead to chronic halitosis, as can swapping toothbrushes, trading forks, sharing a food item and (we're assuming) delivering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Here's how to get rid of tonsil stones and bad breath

November 19, 2011 - Gargling with a specialty breath freshening rinse may do the trick, dislodging tonsil stones and minimizing bad breath all at once. Try to stick to oxygenating products that are made with all-natural ingredients.

How many causes of halitosis can you name?

November 18, 2011 - If you're interested in figuring out what keeps giving you bad breath, here is a compendious, but by no means complete, list of the things that lead to halitosis. See how many you knew!

How to whiten teeth, freshen breath: For starters, watch it with the coffee

November 17, 2011 - U.S. residents drink an estimated 400 million cups of joe per day. This means that in one year, Americans down 146 billion cups of the stuff.

Prevent ear infections, treat gum disease with...chewing gum!

November 16, 2011 - The results were nothing less than astounding. Based on the three studies, the Canadian team determined that kids who chewed xylitol gum had a much lower risk of developing middle ear infections.

Dry mouth syndrome can leave a stench in your mouth

November 15, 2011 - Here are two dry mouth syndromes that can cause chronic halitosis and poor dental health.

Canker sore remedies may banish bad breath

November 12, 2011 - Regardless of what causes them, aphthous ulcers can be really painful. If you're trying to impress someone with witty conversation or your honed French kissing skills, you'd better hope these little sores don't hold you back.

Occasionally, chronic bad breath causes social anxiety disorder

November 11, 2011 - Ironically, at least one of the physical symptoms of social anxiety can cause bad breath to get worse.

Specialty toothpaste brands can bust up bad breath

November 10, 2011 - At TheraBreath, we're not content with lackluster performance. Our toothpastes are designed to reduce oral odor both now and in the long run.

What causes tonsil stones to smell so terrible?

November 10, 2011 - To look for tonsil stones in your own mouth, open your mouth in front of a mirror and say "Ahhh."

M18 Probiotics can make halitosis a thing of the past

November 9, 2011 - Unlike alcohol-based mouthwashes and toothpastes that contain synthetic chemicals, probiotic rinses relieve halitosis the natural way. Think of it as working with bacteria rather than against them.

Post-nasal drip symptoms can point to bad breath

November 9, 2011 - How do you know you have the drip? Here are the most common post-nasal drip symptoms, in no particular order.

Cankers sores on the tongue, bad breath may be a hint to change your mouthwash

November 5, 2011 - A detergent, in your mouth! Can you see why cheap mouthwashes can leave your tongue dappled with painful canker sores?

Yuck! Blech! What causes dry mouth?

November 5, 2011 - Ask an oral health expert what causes dry mouth, and they can give you a laundry list.

Pregnancy gingivitis, bad breath and periodontal disease: What to watch for

November 4, 2011 - What happens when pregnancy gingivitis goes untreated? It can seem like a little inflammation and soreness is no big deal, but scientists say otherwise.

Dog bad breath is a lot like human halitosis

November 3, 2011 - Dogs have dirty mouths and oral odor. That said, we love our pooches in spite of their puppy breath, just like they love us despite our halitosis, which to their sensitive noses must smell truly awful.

Aktiv K12 probiotics can knock bad breath down a peg

November 2, 2011 - Your mouth is a place that about 600 species of microbes call home. Just as you need food, moisture and shelter, so do they...

Learn how to remove tonsil stones, improve bad breath

November 1, 2011 - To learn how to remove tonsil stones, it's important to understand what they are and why they give you bad breath. Fortunately, these little halitosis-causing objects are relatively easy to get rid of, at least compared to serious oral diseases like tooth decay or periodontitis.

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