All TheraBreath articles

May 2014

By - Bad Breath Expert
Harvard invents tooth re-growth that could fix cavities

May 29, 2014 -

Harvard engineers discovered a way to re-grow a tooth using laser light therapy, which could erase the need for root canals. 

American Dental Association study bolsters value of fluoride

May 22, 2014 -

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Dentistry corroborated existing evidence that appropriate fluoride use is extremely effective in fighting cavities.

New technique to expose pathogen-causing bacteria in mouth

May 21, 2014 -

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 -

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. 

Two types of canker sores

May 16, 2014 -

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 15, 2014 -

These simple, little-known tips can help fight off tooth decay as well as bad breath. 

Plaque in ancient teeth preserved by microbes

May 14, 2014 -

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 -

Dr. Donald Goudy?, Jr., the official team dentist for the NHL's San Jose Sharks, never runs out of patients.

Bluetooth technology for the smart toothbrush

May 6, 2014 -

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 -

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 -

Our bodies and breath pay the price the morning after drinking. Discover how to fend off halitosis and dehydration. 

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