All Oral Care Information articles

May 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Mexican food chains spread, bad breath comes along for the ride

May 25, 2011 -

A paper released by RNCOS Industry Research Solutions indicates that the Mexican food industry has grown - and, presumably, that thousands of satisfied Americans leave such restaurants with bad breath.

I can has halitosis?: Cats get bad breath, too

May 24, 2011 -

Even though dogs are typically the first pets to be accused of having halitosis, cats are just as prone to bad breath, according to Your News Now, a subsidiary of the TWEAN News Channel of Syracuse.

Dr. Oz explains how periodontal disease causes bad breath, and worse

May 24, 2011 -

Periodontal disease is a more extreme version of gingivitis, and if you have this condition, you can suffer from bad breath, tooth loss and even cardiovascular disease, according to an animated clip created for the Dr. Oz Show.

Clubbers trade one kind of halitosis for another

May 20, 2011 -

If you don't miss the days when people could court bad breath by smoking indoors, including in bars, restaurants and night clubs, you're probably not alone. However, a recent study has revealed that statewide bans of smoking in clubs has led to an unintended consequence - namely, that it's much easier to smell clubbers' body odor now.

Talk about chronic bad breath...

May 19, 2011 -

While studies conflict as to whether marijuana smoke is any more or less harmful than that of cigarettes, one thing is for sure: cannabis use causes bad breath. Individuals who think otherwise may consider using a specialty breath freshening rinse, not to mention avoiding all illegal drugs.

Milk can cause bad breath in two distinct ways

May 16, 2011 -

Though the term may sound exotic or made up, "milk breath" is a very real condition, one that your nose usually recognizes instantly. It is caused by dairy products, and can come about in two separate ways.

Why bad breath? Because your mouth has more bacteria than a toilet seat

May 16, 2011 -

While halitosis can occasionally seem like a biblical affliction or a karmic punishment, most researchers will tell you that oral odor boils down to one primary cause - bacteria. The reason oral care probiotics work so well is that they replace the source of bad breath itself.

Having a cold can make bad breath worse

May 13, 2011 -

Some causes of halitosis occur so regularly in our lives that we hardly give them a second thought. Dry mouth, pungent food, poor dental hygiene and morning breath are just a few of the things that can give you bad breath on a daily basis. Rarer causes of oral odor included illnesses, like the common cold.

Mosquitoes home in on halitosis and foot odor

May 12, 2011 -

As much as we'd all like to avoid the plague of mosquitoes that seems to attend many summertime camping trips, it may not happen this year, or any other year. Recent research has confirmed that the little blood suckers home in on bad breath, as well as foot odor, which is one reason why people with halitosis may wish to try an oral care probiotics kit.

Tooth twigs may improve bad breath, but certainly don't cure it

May 12, 2011 -

If you're familiar with Islam, you may have heard of a miswak, a small tooth-cleaning stick that has been touted as an effective way to prevent plaque buildup and to cure halitosis. While the former has been proven by a number of studies, the latter is just so much exaggeration, which a new study confirms.

Super smelly ferment-tastic kimchi halitosis

May 11, 2011 -

Bad breath is a problem that spans continents, oceans, cultures and time periods. If you think you've got it bad, just remember that the majority of humans on this planet have suffered from halitosis, too. Take South Korea, where Reuters recently reported that researchers are looking to solve the problem of bad breath by way of a genetically modified apple.

What would you rather talk about than bad breath?

May 10, 2011 -

When it comes to topics that are taboo in polite conversation, bad breath often ranks near the top, even though the vast majority of adults have, or have suffered from, it. Even among non-grata issues between friends, halitosis often takes the cake.

Why don't people tell each other they have bad breath?

May 10, 2011 -

It's been a problem for as long as bad breath has, and today it's likely no better than it was thousands of years ago. Most people have terrible difficulty telling a friend, a co-worker or even a loved one that they have halitosis. Why is this so? There are any number of reasons, but what most of them have in common is the sometimes misguided need to spare another's feelings.

Researchers hope that specially bred apples will mute bad breath

May 9, 2011 -

Many people delight in quick fixes for health conditions, which is one reason why Blis K-12 Probiotic Kits are so popular. However, while many oral care probiotic products have been shown to decrease halitosis, other methods of busting bad breath have yet to be proven, including the so-called "kiss apple."

Be bold and benevolent about bad breath

May 6, 2011 -

Nearly everyone has been in the situation, and it can be excruciating. Telling someone that they have bad breath is not news that most people prefer to deliver, just as it's a rare day that someone wants to hear it. Nevertheless, being open and honest about a friend's halitosis is just as important as treating it, since one naturally precedes the other.

Folks in Peru have bad breath, too

May 5, 2011 -

While it may sometimes escape your attention, bad breath is not something that just afflicts smelly co-workers, odiferous bus mates and blind dates. Halitosis is a common problem nearly everywhere in the world, and news organizations like to make much of this fact, which can certainly be reassuring.

Bacteria are the basis for almost all bad breath

May 4, 2011 -

Since almost all oral odor originates in a biofilm that coats the tongue and palate, using an oral care probiotic product can be a good idea when you have halitosis. Recently, a group of dental health experts explored the causes, both oral and extra-oral, of bad breath.

Why does smoking cause bad breath?

May 3, 2011 -

Is there a special reason that smoking tobacco causes halitosis? Yes, there is - in fact, there are several reasons why people who smoke are far more likely to suffer from a particular type oral odor called, what else, smoker's breath.

Cancer survivor says onion breath was small price to pay for survival

May 2, 2011 -

Of the many species of halitosis, onion breath is one of the most recognizable. Along with coffee breath, garlic breath and smoker's breath, it is hard to mistake the smell of raw onions on the air an individual breathes out. However, one Irish citizen has reported actually courting bad breath in the pursuit of better health.

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