All TheraBreath articles

December 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Thomas Jefferson brought eggplant to the U.S., even though it was thought to cause bad breath

December 29, 2011 - Though the eggplant was commonly thought to cause a whole host of ailments, including bad breath, Jefferson wisely introduced it to the Americas anyway.

Legal cases mention chronic halitosis quite a bit, often to great comic effect

December 28, 2011 - You're a judge, and the case you're sitting on revolves around chronic halitosis. How could you NOT mention it in your legal decision?

Bad breath causes range from common oral health problems to rare, gross diseases

December 27, 2011 - What's causing your bad breath? Hopefully not one of these stomach-churning oral conditions.

Getting rid of tonsil stones and bad breath doesn't have to be hard

December 24, 2011 - If you have bad breath for no apparent reason, it could be due to tonsil stones.

What are the biggest bad-breath-causing tonsilloliths on record?

December 24, 2011 - Tonsilloliths look and smell gross. And occasionally, they can grow to a huge size.

Different toothpaste brands have different effects on bad breath

December 24, 2011 - Though you may think that all toothpaste brands are alike, some are better than the rest when it comes to nipping bad breath in the bud.

Smoking boosts bad breath and the risk of periodontal disease

December 21, 2011 - Why use a product that gives you bad breath and radically increases your risk of gum and jaw infections?

In the name of science, researchers sniff morning breath

December 21, 2011 - It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. After all, smelling morning breath is a scientific pursuit.

Probiotics shut out bad breath, improve oral health

December 20, 2011 - It might sound odd, but with probiotics, you can fight fire with fire - or really, bacteria with bacteria.

Here's how to whiten your teeth at home while busting bad breath

December 17, 2011 - Whitening your teeth at home has never been more effective, provided you choose the right type of product. If you go with cheap whiteners, you might regret it.

K12 Probiotics can leave your mouth bad breath-free

December 16, 2011 - Though other products may claim to eliminate bad breath-causing bacteria, K12 Probiotics are the real deal.

Achoo! In winter, post-nasal drip and bad breath can get you down

December 15, 2011 - In a day, this common condition can cause you to swallow up to two quarts of your own mucus. Gross!

Expectant mothers should be on the lookout for pregnancy gingivitis

December 15, 2011 - Here's a quick primer on why it's important for mothers-to-be to keep their breath fresh and their mouths clean.

Specialty tongue scrapers do more than preventing halitosis

December 13, 2011 - Do you scrape your tongue? Few people do. While the benefits of tongue scraping seem pretty obvious to anyone who's ever had a case of bad breath, many folks skip it in the interest of wrapping up their oral cleaning routine as quickly as possible.

Toothpastes with zinc can clear up morning breath in seconds

December 13, 2011 - Some people consider trying radical ways to keep their mouths closed at night. But sleeping on your stomach does not guarantee that your maw will stay shut, and tying up your lower jaw is just a bad idea. So what can be done to nip morning breath in the bud?

Why do I have bad breath and white spots on my tonsils?

December 10, 2011 - While they may look like white spots on your tonsils, these tiny objects are actually small, rounded balls of gunk lodged in your tonsils.

Hate dog bad breath? Wait till you smell polar bear bad breath!

December 9, 2011 - Polar bears subsist on a diet that is almost tailor-made to generate halitosis. In humans and other mammals, oral bacteria thrive especially when an individual eats a fat- and meat-heavy diet. (Think of the Dukan's diet, which reportedly gives people halitosis that is out of this world.)

Worried that you have bad breath? You're probably not being neurotic

December 8, 2011 - While worrying about oral odor may make you feel a little neurotic, it's much more likely that you simply really do have bad breath.

Like human halitosis, dog bad breath comes from a dirty mouth, or worse

December 8, 2011 - Poor oral hygiene can make oral odor exponentially worse, which is why it is important for people and puppies alike to get periodic teeth cleanings.

What is halitosis? How can I get rid of it?

December 7, 2011 - What causes oral odor? Where does it come from? Why does your mouth occasionally smell even when you haven't had anything pungent to eat or drink? And most importantly, how can you get rid of it instead of just masking it temporarily?

If you have tonsilloliths, halitosis may not be far behind

December 7, 2011 - In less time than you might think, voila! You have a tonsil stone, and some powerful bad breath in the bargain.

Got a canker sore? You may have bad breath too

December 7, 2011 - Unlike colds sores, which occur on the outside of the lips and are caused by a virus, canker sores are bacterial in origin. It isn't microbes alone that cause them, though. They need something to lower your mouth's natural immunity first.

The best bad breath remedies are NOT a dime a dozen

December 3, 2011 - Let's be reasonable. There are many bad breath remedies out there, but very few that get results. Here, then, is a brief list of the best.

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