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August 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Dogs get royal treatment, even down to their bad breath!

August 24, 2011 - You thought you had it nice... The UK Daily Mail recently reported that a Briton living in Kennington spends more than 15,000 pounds every year taking care of her six pampered English bulldogs - including special food to keep them from getting halitosis.

Great moments in bad breath history, part 2: A glance into poems, plays, novels

August 23, 2011 - Here are some more notable mentions of halitosis, taken from poems, novels and plays, both classic and contemporary. Remember: if these excerpts make you begin to suspect that you have bad breath, trying reaching for a specialty breath freshener, a tongue scraper, an oral care probiotics kit or, at the very least, a toothbrush.

Great moments in bad breath history, part 1: A look into literature

August 20, 2011 - So you think bad breath is too gross a subject for art and literature? Think again! In the past century, halitosis has made its appearance in loads of great books. As you read the quotes below, consider purchasing a tongue scraper or an oral care probiotics kit. As you'll see, many of the characters below (or, presumably, their creators) had limited access to effective breath fresheners.

Bahraini police confiscate bad breath-causing chewing tobacco

August 19, 2011 - Chewing tobacco is one of the most potent causes of halitosis, and the American Dental Association (ADA) warns that it is in no way a safe alternative to smoking. Also called "dipping," this practice can lead to a whole host of oral problems, ranging from bad breath all the way to mouth cancer. This may be one reason why police in Bahrain have been confiscating chewing tobacco left and right these days.

Bad breath turns off American gals and Irish lasses

August 18, 2011 - What displeases women most about men? If you think that bad breath is one of a woman's top turn-offs, chances are you're right. A survey conducted by 98FM Radio Ireland found that women there hate the smell of halitosis.

Traffic cop has no sense of humor about bad breath

August 18, 2011 - When pulled over for speeding or having a busted tail light, some people try explaining themselves, sweet-talking the police officer or even squeezing out a few crocodile tears. However, those with bad breath might want to invoke their Fifth Amendment right to keep their mouth shut, or at least use a specialty breath freshener, since Al Anba reports that a traffic cop recently fined a citizen for having halitosis.

How can I check whether or not I have bad breath?

August 13, 2011 - Comedian Demetri Martin once said that "another term for a balloon is a 'bad breath holder.'" How right he is. After all, the odds that a balloon inflated by mouth has halitosis in it are one in four, according to multiple medical studies. However, Martin also inadvertently points to one method of testing your breath to see if it is bad.

Has the number of people with bad breath changed over time?

August 12, 2011 - It's hard to say what ratio of Americans suffered from bad breath before the 20th century, but we do know that people in the early 1900s didn't have access to specialty breath fresheners the way we do today.

In the quest to eliminate bad breath, how far can probiotics take us?

August 12, 2011 - Countless Americans turn to oral care probiotics products to reduce the levels of odor-causing bacteria in their mouths. After brushing and flossing, probiotics are the next line of defense against halitosis. Recently, a Canadian researcher explored the possibilities for bacterial modification in the future.

Some foods reduce bad breath, while others amplify halitosis

August 12, 2011 - "Maybe it's the garlic I ate..." Though bad breath often stems from poor dental health, tonsil stones, periodontal disease or dry mouth, occasionally oral odor really is just a product of eating a pungent meal. But which foods cause halitosis? And are there any that reduce it?

Five reasons to avoid having bad breath

August 10, 2011 - You know that other people's halitosis makes you wince or flinch away, so it is only natural that you expect others to do the same when you have oral odor. This is one reason why many people go for a specialty breath freshener whenever they suspect that their breath has become none too sweet.

Is my halitosis all in my head?

August 10, 2011 - You may occasionally suspect that you have bad breath, often because you think you can smell it in the air you exhale. But are you just imagining things? Is it likely that your halitosis is in your head, instead of in your mouth?

Halitosis can cripple your social life

August 9, 2011 - Having bad breath is not just a personal issue but a social one. After all, few of us spend every day alone. We've all had the experience of smelling someone's oral odor and being repulsed by it. Unfortunately, studies indicate that there is always a 25 percent likelihood that that someone is you.

Does eating honey reduce halitosis?

August 5, 2011 - The idea that honey can reduce halitosis is nothing new, but its foundations as a scientifically supported claim are a little shaky. Let's just say that if you have bad breath, it's probably best to stick to a a toothbrush, an AKTIV K-12 Probiotics Kit and a tongue scraper.

Fasting can cause bad breath

August 4, 2011 - Most people are aware that eating smelly foods can cause bad breath, but did you know that avoiding food has the potential to do the same? That's right. Regardless of the reason for fasting, missing out on meals can lead to halitosis.

How to break the bad news about bad breath

August 2, 2011 - So many adults have halitosis - one in four, according to a study from the University of Buffalo - that you'd think we would have found some good way to tell a friend or co-workers that they have bad breath. However, virtually all advice columnists say we haven't, and for the most part that appears to be true.

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