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November 2010

Pets with Bad Breath
November 29, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of all U.S. households own a pet. That is about 71.4 million homes. The majority of these pets are dogs, closely followed by cats.

What is a Nasal-Sinus Irrigator? And How Do I Use It?
November 24, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
When allergy season comes around, are you one of the millions of people that sneeze and get red eyes? It s probably nasal allergies. Are you constantly getting sinus headaches or a sinus infection every 4-6 weeks? It is probably the same infection that hasn t fully cleared up.

Holiday Season May Increase Bad Breath
November 22, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season is now in full swing. Hanukah, Christmas and New Year s will be here before we know it. This means celebrating and consuming large, delicious meals with family and friends. Along with food comas, bad breath may also be a side effect of these wonderful meat-filled and sugar-packed festivities.

The Tooth Brush Debate – Hard or Soft?
November 19, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Women Go To Extremes to Keep Up with Beauty Standards
November 17, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
The desire to be thin and beautiful has been in the media for ages. The pressure for young women to attain a body weight that isn t always healthy has driven many to eating disorders, unhealthy diets and even surgical procedures.

Glee TV Star Confesses Bad Breath is the #1 Turn Off
November 12, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Emmy-nominated Matthew Morrison (better known as teacher Will Schuester on the hit TV show Glee) has been getting tons of attention from the opposite sex since the hit TV started. In an interview with MusicRooms.com he dished about what he does and doesn t look for in a woman so you single women may want to pay attention.

Celebrities should watch out for bad breath on Asian business trips
November 10, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
It's been a rough couple of months for Paris Hilton. The socialite was caught last month in Las Vegas with cocaine. She managed to get off with just a year's probation, according to People Magazine, but her hectic life will not be put on hold.

Aphrodisiac foods may increase bad breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Many of the foods that increase sex drive are well known. Foods like oysters, garlic and figs can all give a boost to the libido, which may spice things up in the bedroom. However, many of these foods are known to contribute to bad breath. If you are consuming them to increase your sex drive, you may want to pay more attention to your dental hygiene.

New fad diet brings halitosis to Hollywood
November 10, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
What do Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez and renowned opera singer Katherine Jenkins have in common? They all recently started a diet that is known to cause bad breath, among other unsavory side effects.

Avoid bad breath foods on your first date
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
First dates are full of pitfalls. Despites days of planning out every little detail, there are still a range of things that can go wrong. From awkward conversation to bad jokes, there are many things that could send your date running for the hills. However, if your date involves dinner you can eliminate one potential problem by choosing a restaurant that serves food that won't give you bad breath.

Bad breath is common, but it doesn't have to be
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Bad breath is an extremely common problem. Pretty much every single person in the world experiences occasional halitosis. The reasons for this are many. Certain foods, dry mouth and poor oral hygiene all increase the chances of bad breath. These symptoms affect just about everyone at some time or another, resulting in potentially embarrassing social situations.

Winter dry mouth may lead to bad breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
With cold and flu season right around the corner, millions of Americans are seeking vaccinations and stocking up on medications. While this may be a smart move to help lessen the impact of infections, it may also increase the likelihood that they will experience bad breath.

Talk to your friends about bad breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
It may be one of the most uncomfortable conversations you can have with a person. How are you supposed to tell your friend, loved one or colleague that they have bad breath? The news suggests that the person does not take care of them self or that they are somehow unclean. It is a conversation no one wants to start.

Bad breath is as much a social problem as it is a physical one
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Life is full of awkward situations. Running in to an old high school friend at the grocery store, getting trapped in the elevator with your boss or meeting new people can all be stressful situations that make people feel uncomfortable. However, these situations may be made even worse if you regularly have bad breath.

Simple changes may help you improve your breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
If you have bad breath, you are likely aware of the problems it can cause in your life. The social shunning and whispers at the workplace can make it extremely difficult to have any self-confidence. This lack of assurance can interfere with your relationships and professional life. However, it doesn't need to be this way.

Parents should be mindful of their children's breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Growing up and going through school can be a social minefield for children. The pitfalls that your child may face during this time of their life can become even deeper if they have a physical condition that causes them to attract attention for the wrong reasons.

Bad breath hampers romantic pursuits
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
This weekend, millions of single adults will head to parties and bars hoping to meet Mister or Missus Right. While a fresh weekend sparks the flame of hope anew, there are many things that can derail your pursuit. Near the top of that list is bad breath.

Bad breath may prevent you from landing your next job
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Job markets are tight. New employment opportunities are few and far between. Whether you're changing careers or looking for your first job out of college, you couldn't have picked a much worse time to be looking for work. As bad as things are, there are few signs that they will begin getting better any time soon.

Experts recommend telling friends about their bad breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Most people will avoid telling someone that they have bad breath. They are afraid that it will lead to an awkward situation which may become uncomfortable and even embarrassing. So they act cautiously by keeping silent and avoiding the situation.

Halloween doesn't have to be a scary time for your breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
With Halloween just around the corner, people of all ages across the country are thinking of what they are going to dress up as. Some are thinking of something sexy while others have costumes that are a little more ghoulish in mind. However, the one thing that you will want to make sure you don't incorporate into your costume is bad breath.

College students need to focus on their breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
By now, college freshmen across the country are beginning to settle into their new school routine. They have likely found some friends - maybe even a significant other - and are figuring out the demands of their professors. However, as the routine becomes easier, students should remain cautious not to fall into the pitfalls of dorm life.

Celebrities kick their nicotine habits
November 10, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Smoking has long been a symbol of youthful abandon that was accepted by Hollywood's pop-culture elite. However, a growing number of celebrities are expressing concern about the potential side effects of the habit, which may include bad breath.

Bad breath can interfere with relationships
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Bad breath is no joke when it comes to relationships. While your partner is likely to be forgiving when it comes to your various deficiencies, halitosis is something that can be difficult to overlook, especially over a period of several years.

Glee cast member can't stand bad breath
November 10, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Matthew Morrison, one of the stars of the hit TV show Glee, recently revealed that he would not even consider dating a woman who has bad breath. In fact, halitosis is one of the actor's biggest turnoffs.

Bad breath may increase around the holidays
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
With Halloween less than a week away, the holiday season has begun. Soon after, Thanksgiving will be upon us and then Hanukah, Christmas and New Years. While this festive time marks a time for many families to come together to celebrate with some food, music and revelry, it may also increase the risk of bad breath.

Bad breath often interferes with careers
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Many people avoid investing in their oral health. They think that if they brush twice a day they will be fine. Any extra expenditure is seen as a potentially poor investment.

Don't let bad breath come between you and your spouse
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Smell is the one sense that is often the most taken for granted part of experience. However, it can make a major difference in the bedroom. When the lights are turned out and you and your significant other, any odor that arises may significantly dampen the mood and ruin the moment.

Use reliable methods to check your breath
November 10, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Testing your breath may be an important step in determining whether or not you have halitosis. It is nearly impossible to smell your own breath directly (no, cupping your hand in front of your mouth and sniffing your exhale does not work), and friends and family are often unreliable. They are generally more inclined to avoid offending than delivering the honest truth.

Skipping breakfast may contribute to halitosis
November 9, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
In today's fast paced world, people are looking to save time wherever they can. For many people, this means skipping breakfast in the morning. However, if you are among those who do not eat breakfast in the morning, you may be putting yourself at risk for bad breath.

Gingivitis During Pregnancy
November 9, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
During pregnancy, a woman s body goes through various (if not dramatic) changes: back aches, swelling of the feet and ankles, random food cravings, and more.

Kanye’s Diamond Teeth
November 5, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Parents can help their kids focus on oral health
November 4, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Kids are more prone to bad breath than just about anyone. They are generally uninterested in brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. To make matters worse, the sweet tooth of a child is generally unmatched by adults. These factors often combine to result in powerful halitosis in children.

Natural halitosis cures may not live up to the hype
November 3, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
The world is awash in remedies for bad breath. The so-called "natural" approach to oral care is becoming particularly popular. Supposed experts recommend all kind of herbs, vitamins and other quick fixes for halitosis that they claim are superior options.

‘Mad Men’s’ Jessica Pare Talks Teeth
November 1, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

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