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|By Dr. Harold Katz - Bad Breath Expert|
August 23, 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.
August 22, 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.
August 19, 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.
August 18, 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.
August 17, 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.
August 17, 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.
August 12, 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.
August 11, 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.
August 11, 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?
August 10, 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.
August 9, 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.
August 9, 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?
August 5, 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.
August 4, 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.
August 3, 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.
August 1, 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.