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December 2010

Milk may neutralize garlic breath, study finds
December 30, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Recent research has suggested that drinking milk with a meal containing garlic may reduce the amount of volatile sulfur compounds that remain in the mouth and stomach.

Insects' detection of mammalian bad breath helps them survive, study says
December 29, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Recent research has shown that aphids can smell bad breath in time to avoid being eaten.

References to bad breath date back millennia
December 20, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Oral odor has been mentioned for centuries in historical records, philosophical tracts and even the Bible.

Bad Breath 101 An Interview with Dr. Katz
December 14, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Don t Have Bad Breath When Meeting the In-Laws
December 13, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Neti pots may not improve post-nasal drip, bad breath
December 13, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
In winter, bad breath caused by post-nasal drip can go from moderate to extreme. Seasonal colds, flus and sinus infections may cause an increase in nasal mucus and add a tinge of halitosis to every breath you take. The neti pot, a common sinus-clearing tool, may ease the drip but is not likely to improve your bad breath.

As concerns about bad breath go, so go halimeter sales
December 13, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
When are Americans most concerned about bad breath? Is there a season in which you are the most likely to seek diagnosis and treatment for your halitosis? Industry experts say that, if halimeter sales have anything to do with it, then the holidays are when yearly concerns about bad breath reach their peak.

Halitosis can ruin a holiday flight for everyone
December 9, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Holiday air travelers often have a choice between two evils - window or middle seat, chicken or fish, full-body scan or patdown - but when it comes to bad breath on a long flight, everyone has to suffer. A poll of AOL Lemondrop readers determined that body odor and bad breath are two of the most irritating qualities in a fellow passenger.

Bad breath can be preserved for centuries
December 8, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Halitosis can be a problem as long as you live. Bacteria grow in the mouth, particularly when it is dry or filled with food particles, and give off sulfuric odor compounds. But it isn’t an issue after you’re gone - except in the case of Thomas Edison, who preserved his bad breath for posterity.

Smoking Does More than Give You Stinky Breath
December 7, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
We all know that smoking and using tobacco products are bad for us. Well, now there are another two smoking-related diseases we can add to the list Alzheimer s and dementia.

Holiday foods are likely to ruin your breath
December 6, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Christmas is the time to celebrate friends and family, to give gifts and to get bad breath. Here is a list of a few foods and beverages that are almost guaranteed to put a bad smell in your mouth even as they leave a good taste.

Survey: bad breath is biggest turn-off on a first date
December 6, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
A survey conducted by Philips Sonicare found that oral hygiene is easier in theory than in practice. It also determined that bad breath is the most common turn-off on a first date.

Leslie Nielsen quotes deal with bad breath
December 3, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Actor Leslie Nielsen, who died on November 28, had a long list of movie roles than touched on nearly everything: space travel, sinking ships, vampirism, detectives, lovers’ revenger, you name it. Here are a few quotes of his that relate to bad breath because - as the website PopMatters recently pointed out - true Nielsen fans know he could hold his breath for a long, long time.

Reality-show celebrities smell all over
December 3, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
The latest challenge on the show I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! involved bugs, stagnant water and excrement. From the look of some of the contestants, their body odor isn’t so hot, and considering the amount and kind of food they eat, they probably have very bad breath, too.

Halitosis may mimic other bodily odors
December 3, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Often enough, bad breath is instantly recognizable as bad breath. The sour or rotten odor associated with hydrogen sulfide, a byproduct of the metabolism of oral bacteria, can quickly tip off any nose to halitosis. But occasionally, the smell of your breath can imitate other odors, potentially leading to some confusion.

Unusual causes of bad breath
December 2, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While most people are aware of the common agents of halitosis - savory foods, smoking, sleeping with the mouth open, dry mouth - some of the rarer causes may fly under the radar. If you’ve experienced bad breath when it seems there couldn’t possibly be a reason, consider the causes below.

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