All Oral Care Information articles

September 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Dentists may be poorly educated about diagnosing, treating bad breath

September 29, 2011 -

When it comes to recognizing and treating bad breath, new research suggests that you shouldn't necessarily rely on your dentist to do all the legwork. A study conducted among a group of dental school students found that many were unaware of the oral causes of, and appropriate treatments for, halitosis.

Scientists develop litmus test for bad breath

September 29, 2011 -

There are several ways to detect bad breath. The simplest is the tried-and-true sniff test, in which you breathe or cough into your cupped hands and then smell the result. However, this method doesn't always work very well, which is one reason why scientists are continually developing new and more accurate ways to pinpoint halitosis.

Morning breath: Halitosis at its funkiest

September 21, 2011 -

Most people suffer from morning breath at one point or another, but few know exactly why they have it. If you associate this form of halitosis with a dry mouth, you're well on your way to understanding how such bad breath occurs, as well as how to eliminate it.

Herbs are not necessarily a halitosis cure

September 20, 2011 -

If you're in need of a halitosis cure, you may need to look no farther than a specialty breath freshening kit, especially one that includes a tongue scraper, an odor-neutralizing rinse and a daily probiotics regimen. Such products can be a radical improvement over complementary breath freshening methods, like chewing herbs or roots.

Specialty rinses nix halitosis and ensure healthy gums

September 19, 2011 -

Just as most folks have difficulty smelling their own bad breath, many people are under the impression that that have healthy gums when, in fact, they don't. By avoiding specialty oral care products and leaving gum tissue to its own devices, you are essentially inviting gingivitis to make itself at home.

Dietary supplements can replace fresh breath with bad breath

September 13, 2011 -

Without specialty breath care products, maintaining fresh breath can be a real chore. Not only do plenty of foods and beverages lead to halitosis, but vitamin supplements occasionally do the same, according to an article published by the popular health resource LiveStrong.

Is treating bad breath with peppers a good idea?

September 12, 2011 -

So you want to know if treating bad breath with chili peppers is a good idea? Well, I can tell you that your family is on the right track, even though they are ultimately wrong about using spices for halitosis.

Tooth infections, signalled by bad breath, can be dangerous

September 9, 2011 -

If you've ever suffered from bad breath and a toothache at the same time, then prepare to be shocked. Recently, it was reported that a 24-year-old Cincinnati resident died after letting an aching jaw (caused by an infected tooth) get out of hand.

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