All TheraBreath articles

May 2014

Harvard invents tooth re-growth that could fix cavities
May 29, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Harvard engineers discovered a way to re-grow a tooth using laser light therapy, which could erase the need for root canals. 

Keeping Up with Oral Health as You Age
May 29, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
May is National Older Americans Month. Despite the belief that many seniors lose their natural teeth as they age, about 75 percent of people 65 and older have retained all or some of their natural teeth.

American Dental Association study bolsters value of fluoride
May 22, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Dentistry corroborated existing evidence that appropriate fluoride use is extremely effective in fighting cavities.

Electronic Noses may Detect Diseases and Illness through Breath
May 22, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
It's been long known that bad breath may be a symptom of oral conditions such as gum disease, but it can reveal much more than mouth issues. When infections, harmful bacteria and other toxins exist in the body, they can create a pungent smell in the mouth. For health care professionals, that abnormal scent is a warning sign that you might have a medical condition. In fact, physicians have been smelling patients' breath (as well as their bodily fluids) throughout history to help diagnose illnesses - yellow fever, for instance, causes the saliva to smell like a butcher's shop.

New technique to expose pathogen-causing bacteria in mouth
May 21, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
A new approach that color-codes bacteria in the oral cavity could lead to new methods of treating bacterial infections.

Minnesota bans triclosan from hygiene products
May 20, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton passed a new bill that will remove triclosan, a potentially harmful ingredient found in toothpastes and hygiene products, from the market by 2017. 

Bad Breath Triggered by Colds
May 17, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
In the thick of cold and flu season, getting sick can come with an odorous side effect: bad breath.

Athletes Upping Oral Health Game for Improved Performance
May 14, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
After reports from the 2012 London Olympics showed dreadful oral health among athletes, many elite performers have started learning from their mistakes.

Two types of canker sores
May 13, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
There are two types of canker sores: simple and complex. Both can be irritating and make simple tasks like eating, drinking and talking a challenge. 

3 easy tricks to reduce the risk of cavities
May 12, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
These simple, little-known tips can help fight off tooth decay as well as bad breath. 

Dry Mouth During Menopause
May 12, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
During menopause, many women suffer from dry mouth, a symptom that's exactly what it sounds like: having a sticky, dry feeling in the mouth. While everyone has a dry mouth once in a while from being nervous or stressed out, dry mouth in middle-aged or older women is likely brought on by a change in hormone levels. The condition may cause trouble chewing, tasting or speaking, and though these symptoms sound alarming, rest assured that they can often be alleviated.

Plaque in ancient teeth preserved by microbes
May 9, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
In a new study of four medieval skeletons, archeologists discovered that the bacteria on teeth may yield more genetic value than bones. 

Meet the NHL dentist who stitches smiles during Stanley Cup Playoffs
May 7, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Dr. Donald Goudy?, Jr., the official team dentist for the NHL's San Jose Sharks, never runs out of patients.

National Smile Month
May 7, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Our neighbors across the pond are celebrating National Smile Month from May 19 to June 19. As the largest and longest-running oral health campaign in the U.K., National Smile Month seeks to heighten awareness about vital oral health issues such as cavities and gum disease, and while they might be some 3,000 miles away, the power of a smile can go a long way.

Bluetooth technology for the smart toothbrush
May 6, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
New "smart" toothbrushes incorporate Bluetooth technology that tracks brushing habits and can send the results to your dentist.

1 in 3 Americans didn't visit a dentist last year
May 5, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
According to a new Gallup poll, about one-third of Americans reported not visiting the dentists within the past 12 months. Income, more than age, race or geographic location, makes the most difference. 

Hangover halitosis
May 1, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Our bodies and breath pay the price the morning after drinking. Discover how to fend off halitosis and dehydration. 

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