All TheraBreath articles

May 2012

Probiotic Care kills Bad Breath, while Triclosan Encourages Antibiotic Resistance
May 30, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you've been following the oral care headlines lately, you may have noticed more attention being paid to triclosan. What's going on here? What has triclosan got to do with good dental health and fresh breath? Nothing, if the news stories are any indication. Multiple studies have shown that, while natural products like probiotic care kits address bad breath sensibly, those that contain triclosan may be doing more harm than good.

Women are reportedly more likely to have phobia of halitosis
May 30, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
It is becoming more common among adults, and it disproportionately affects women.

How to eat stinky cheeses without getting bad breath: The Cheese Decrees
May 28, 2012 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Cheese decree #3: If you want to go French, expect some stench.

On Memorial Day, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Cause Bad Breath
May 25, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means parades, beach trips and, of course, barbecues. Hamburgers and hot dogs are two staples of the holiday, something that lots of folks look forward to. But what they may not be thinking about is that franks, wieners, dogs and burgers can cause bad breath.

Why do antidepressants cause cotton mouth, bad breath?
May 25, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
Dry mouth and halitosis can be depressing, which is a little paradoxical, if you think about it.

Who has halitosis, and who only thinks they do?
May 25, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you think you have bad breath, is there a good chance you're right?

Post-nasal drip plus cough plus dry mouth equals bad breath
May 24, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
If you're suffering from the first and the second, chances are you've got the third.

Multivitamins don't prevent canker sores, bad breath
May 23, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
Though vitamin insufficiency can cause canker sores, taking a supplement still doesn't prevent them.

Betel quid, paan are no cure for bad breath
May 23, 2012 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Would you chew tobacco to get rid of halitosis? Well, that's more or less what these stimulants are.

Can Your Period Cause Halitosis?
May 22, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
As if ladies didn't have enough to worry about, now there's this. According to scientists in Brazil, being on your period can give you halitosis. And not only that, but even before you start menstruating, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can lead to bad breath.

Fissured tongue, dry mouth lead to bad, bad breath
May 22, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
In this case, "groovy" is a bad thing...

Eating casu marzu? Bring bad breath remedies
May 22, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
And don't forget your goggles...

Are canker sores contagious? Can you get them from kissing?
May 21, 2012 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Plenty of oral health problems can get passed from mouth to mouth. Can canker sores?

The history of periodontal disease runs deep
May 21, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
Periodontal disease is not a new topic of scientific inquiry. Neither is bad breath, for that matter.

Tuna fish causes halitosis, and then some
May 18, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
Tuna's got some weird and wild odor compounds in it, which is why it causes halitosis.

Huge tonsil stones make bad breath, headlines
May 18, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Nothing quite makes our day like bad breath news about giant tonsil stones.

Allergy month highlights the horrors of post-nasal drip, halitosis
May 17, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
Oh dear. It's the month for acknowledging allergies, oral odor and ah...achoo!

Ancient bad breath remedies leave something to be desired
May 17, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you had halitosis in centuries past, the remedies were anything but appetizing.

Scientists put dry mouth under the magnifying glass
May 16, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
Say "ahhhh" - it's for science.

Dentist says best mouthwash for bad breath is alcohol-free
May 16, 2012 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
If brushing doesn't eliminate oral odor, what does?

Stress causes canker sores, bad breath
May 15, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
We all know that bad breath can cause stress. But, unfortunately, the opposite is also true.

More of the world's stinkiest foods, and how to get rid of bad breath caused by them
May 15, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Here are seven more of humanity's foulest foods.

International Study Broadens Benefits of BLIS K12 Probiotics
May 14, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
TheraBreath's own BLIS K12 probiotics got a bit of a boost this year, as a recently published study has confirmed that the specialty breath freshener has even more benefits than once thought. The report found that this particular brand of probiotic treatment may prevent oral candidiasis by keeping its pathogens from sticking to the walls of the mouth.

What causes peanut breath? Can oral care probiotics get rid of it?
May 14, 2012 - The Science of Bad Breath
Help! I can't get rid of my peanut breath!

Kombucha: A stinky drink that causes halitosis, requires whitening toothpaste
May 14, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
If you've never had a sip of kombucha before, then prepare yourself - with a clothespin for your nose and whitening toothpaste for your breath.

For the worst-smelling foods, you'll need the best mouthwash
May 14, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
To fight off the stinkiest of meal-caused mouth odors, it takes more than just a basic rinse. You'll need the best mouthwash.

Durian: King of fruits, king of bad breath causes
May 11, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Its smell is almost impossible to describe or ignore, whether it's in a fruit market or on your palate. Durian is one of the all-time worst bad breath causes.

Bad Breath Generates Weird Science, Odd Research
May 10, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
One of the perks of being a bad breath expert is that you get to monitor the state of halitosis research. While in other fields it might be boring to read hundreds of studies and sift through reams of data, for me there's nothing better than hunkering down with the latest investigations into the causes of and treatments for oral odor. That's because bad breath occasionally generates some seriously weird research.

From antiquity to today, the authorities on bad breath were rarely shy about it
May 9, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
The history of bad breath is long (and weird) indeed.

Dr. Katz asks Ontarians to say 'Ahhhh'
May 7, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Whether he's in his world-renowned breath clinics or on the road, our very own Dr. Katz has made it his mission to spread the word about bad breath prevention. Recently, his travels took him to southwest Ontario, where he used a halimeter and a headful of knowledge about halitosis to teach customers at the Covent Garden Market about bad breath.

K12 Probiotics kill Bad Breath and Prevent Infection
May 2, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If your bad breath just isn't going away, no matter what you do, then perhaps it's time you switched to K12 probiotics. These all-natural specialty breath fresheners fight fire with fire, using bacteria to combat the odor-causing microbes that live in your mouth. And they really work, as three separate studies just reaffirmed.

Candy for bad breath? That's sweet, but no thank you
May 2, 2012 - Oral Care Industry News
It might sound like a delicious idea, but eating candy to sweeten your breath isn't that good an option.

For bad breath, removing tonsil stones works better than removing teeth
May 2, 2012 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Imagine going to sleep in the dentist's chair and waking up without any teeth. This nightmare really happened for one Polish man!

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