All TheraBreath articles

February 2014

The Relationship Between Oral Health and Osteoporosis
February 28, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Bone density affects all parts of our bodies, not just our spines and hips. In this way, osteoporosis, or the thinning of bones, has an immediate connection to tooth loss. According to the National Institutes of Health, women with osteoporosis are three times more likely to experience tooth loss than those without the bone disease.

Rinse away bad breath with chlorine dioxide mouthwash
February 25, 2014 - The Science of Bad Breath
Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are the main culprit of bad breath. In a recent CNN article, an author advocated using mouthwash that contains chlorine dioxide to fight off stinky VSCs.

California considers warning labels on sugary drinks
February 24, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
California might be the first state to put a warning label on soda and other sugary drinks. 

8 dental tips for older Americans
February 23, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
Between Mother Nature's toothbrush and your body's use of vitamin D, here are a number of things you may not realize about everyday dental upkeep.

Oral cancer rates rising among young adults
February 21, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
A new study shows an alarming rise in oral cancers among young adults, and the human papillomavirus, or HPV, may be the cause. 

National Tooth Fairy Day
February 21, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice

Celebrities with million-dollar smiles, literally
February 19, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Gene Simmons once had his tongue insured for $1 million. Find out who else has their smile backed for a handsome sum. 

Brightening Athletes' Smiles at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
February 19, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Competitions in the Olympics have moved into the dental chair.

Famous smiles: U.S. Presidential edition
February 18, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Discover the tales of our forefathers' ivory dentures, toothless grins and botched dental operations. Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln all make the list.

The FDA's new anti-smoking campaign
February 14, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
In the new campaign, the FDA shows the costs of smoking, ranging from gum disease to smoker's breath to stained teeth.

Dark chocolate on Valentine's Day: a tooth-friendly treat
February 11, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
With the heart-throb holiday just days away, there's still time to give the healthy, timeless gift of dark chocolate.

UB dentist leads international convention on oral health
February 10, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Dr. Michael Glick, the dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, recently championed a conference that dealt with the link between oral and overall health.

Toothpaste tube bomb threat at the Sochi Olympics
February 6, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Travelers headed to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics can find new ways to steer clear of bad breath and oral health problems, even with ramped security measures.

Coffee: Public enemy for teeth
February 5, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Your favorite cup of Joe causes bad breath, stains and tooth decay. Figure out how to stop coffee's dark side.

Dentist Tops News & World Report's 2014 Best Jobs List
February 5, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
You might want to teach your kid how to wield a dental probe.

February is National Pet Dental Month
February 4, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Dog breath might be a sign of an underlying health condition. If your four-legged friends are truly part of the family, keep a healthy smile on their faces.

February is National Children's Dental Health Month
February 3, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
In February, National Children's Dental Health Month looks to boost awareness about the importance of a problem-free smile. Discover the fundamentals of maintaining quality oral health for kids.

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