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|By Dr. Harold Katz - Bad Breath Expert|
June 23, 2011 - We've all had bad breath at some point, and regardless of whether it happens on a date, at work or at home, it can be mortifying. Yet, since the experience of halitosis is something we all have in common, you'd think people would share more than dirty looks when they smell someone's oral odor.
June 21, 2011 - Research has repeatedly shown that eating apples in place of processed foods entails a slew of health benefits, from improved heart health to reduced free radical damage. But do they also freshen your breath? Recent research suggests that one compound found in apples might fight halitosis, even if eating the fruit itself does not.
June 21, 2011 - Because of the extent of today's oral health industry, it can be tempting to blame a few key 19th-century innovators for the concept of halitosis. However, while the idea of manufactured need is not without its merits, bad breath long preceded humanity's desire to get rid of it.
June 20, 2011 - When you think about what it takes to beat bad breath, ice cream may not be the first product that springs to mind. That said, New Zealand businessman Mark Scorgie believes that one day it will be, since he recently teamed up with Blis Technologies to create BLIS K12 probiotic ice cream.
June 16, 2011 - If you're like millions of Americans, you may regularly notice that your breath smells not-so-fresh. Having halitosis is a common enough occurrence that you'd think people would be used to it, but for the most part adults tend to find it repulsive. Fortunately, the BLIS K12 Probiotics Kit is here to help.
June 14, 2011 - Look in the aisle of any supermarket, and you are likely to find toothpastes and mouthwashes that promise to knock out bad breath. While these products may reduce oral odor in the short term - and they assuredly keep your teeth clean, which is critical for good oral health - they may not keep breath sweet over a long period of time, the way BLIS M18 oral care probiotics can.
June 13, 2011 - Whether you are a farmer or farm animal, a human, hog, horse or hen, you are likely to suffer from bad breath at some point in your life. One of the primary differences between livestock and those that tend to them is that the latter can at least do something about their own halitosis.
June 10, 2011 - Many people are aware of the dangers of gum disease, but do you know how to spot it? If your gums are red but not painful, do you have gingivitis? Questions like these have their answers on the websites of most major health authorities, many of which list bad breath as a symptom of gum disease.
June 10, 2011 - Though not all animals' breath has a noticeable odor, house pets occasionally suffer from halitosis. While the biggest offenders seem to be dogs and cats, humans are not far behind when it comes to oral odor.
June 9, 2011 - Ask someone why smoking causes bad breath, and you will probably hear a litany of answers - the smoke leaves residue on the tongue, smoking leads to tooth decay, tobacco use increases the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Now, new research points to another way that smoking can leave your mouth smelling funky.
June 8, 2011 - Smokers are typically aware that their habit can cause bad breath, as well as increasing the risk of gingivitis, tooth decay and a host of other less-than-desirable oral conditions. In order to encourage people to cut back or quit, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently held its annual World No Tobacco Day.
June 6, 2011 - Having halitosis is something that crosses national, ethnic and even continental boundaries. Recently, people in the UK proved that their oral health habits are as lackadaisical as their American cousins', when a significant portion of Britons reported doing little to clean their teeth or fight bad breath.
June 3, 2011 - Almost everyone is familiar with the situation, if only from seeing it in movies. A child uses foul language; a mother makes them wash their mouth out with soap. This begs the question, why don't we clean our mouths with soap instead of toothpaste? Can soap treat bad breath?
June 1, 2011 - Having bad breath often means using a toothbrush, dental floss, a tongue scraper or a specialty breath freshening product to knock out anaerobic bacteria. However, seasoned fighters occasionally use - or at least joke about using - halitosis to knock out their opponents.