All Oral Care Information articles

October 2011

Learn how to remove tonsil stones, improve bad breath
October 31, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
To learn how to remove tonsil stones, it's important to understand what they are and why they give you bad breath. Fortunately, these little halitosis-causing objects are relatively easy to get rid of, at least compared to serious oral diseases like tooth decay or periodontitis.

TheraBreath is coming to Dr. Oz, the Doctors, and the Price is Right
October 28, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings

How to whiten teeth: For a start, avoid soft drinks
October 27, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
To actively whiten your teeth, try using a specialty bleaching kit. Such products can be used at home, often with dramatic results. Besides actively cleaning your teeth, you can also improve their luster by avoiding tooth-staining, cavity-causing foods and beverages. For example: ask a breath expert how to whiten teeth, and they will almost certainly tell you to avoid soft drinks.

Chronic halitosis can become more problematic in old age
October 26, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
What's the difference between chronic halitosis and run-of-the-mill bad breath? Most people regularly get oral odor, but it must be often enough - or in the worst cases, continual - in order to qualify as a chronic problem, as it does for millions of elderly Americans.

Halitosis hits half of humanity
October 21, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
How many people suffer from halitosis at any one time? Estimates vary, but most dental health authorities put the number at about one-half of the population. That may sound like a lot, but almost any dentist or bad breath expert will tell you it's just about right.

Dry mouth syndrome can leave you with bad breath
October 20, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Nearly everyone has gotten bad breath from sleeping with their mouth open ortherwise parching their palate, but for a few individuals, a dry mouth syndrome is to blame for chronic halitosis, as well as for dry eyes.

Bad Breath Treatments: A Quick Review
October 19, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
There is a wealth of bad breath treatments available on the market, some effective and others less-than-productive. With so many routes to choose on the road to good oral well-being, it is easy to get lost. Fortunately, we at TheraBreath are always willing to lay out a straightforward set of instructions for becoming dentally health and halitosis-free.

Throughout history, letter writers mention bad breath, halitosis
October 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Bad breath, halitosis and oral odor in general have been a problem since the beginning of recorded history. Not only can smelly breath cause social offense and leave people feeling isolated, but it can also signal poor dental health or bad oral hygiene. Thanks to letters sent by history's luminaries, we can see that oral odor has been putting people off for centuries.

Get rid of bad breath before it ruins your date!
October 13, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
It may come as little surprise, but many American oral care experts recommend trying to get rid of bad breath before a big date. The same principle holds true abroad, of course. A recent survey of UK Shoppers found that body odor in general, and specifically halitosis, constitutes the biggest romantic turn-off.

Humans (and lions, and bears) have chronic halitosis
October 10, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
While the scientific treatment of chronic halitosis may sound new, people have been exploring the topic for thousands of years. In fact, early mentions of the condition could be quite accurate about its causes - though sometimes they were also downright weird.

Dog bad breath can be a sign of dental, gastric problems
October 7, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Besides being revered as a loving, furry companion, man's best friend is known for his halitosis. This association isn't necessarily fair. For one thing, human mouths are rarely much cleaner or more fragrant than those of canines. For another, dog bad breath can be a signal that your pet needs a clinical check-up.

Canker sores in the mouth can mean halitosis on the breath
October 6, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Turn on the television, and you'll notice that many adds for mouthwash tout the benefits of alcohol-based rinses. While these products may temporarily freshen breath, they can also cause unintended side effects including gum irritation and canker sores in your mouth.

Japanese mobile provider unveils bad breath-analyzing phone
October 5, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you have trouble with bad breath and happen to live in Japan, mobile phone giant NTT DoCoMo has unveiled a device that's right up your alley. According to Engadget, the Japanese company recently debuted a phone that can tell you whether or not you have halitosis.

Aktiv K12 Probiotics Decimate Bacteria that Cause Bad Breath
October 3, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Use an Aktiv K12 probiotics kit, and you may notice that you gradually experience less bad breath over the ensuing weeks. This probiotic regimen can, in conjunction with a specialty toothpaste and tongue scraper, dramatically reduce oral odor. But while brushing and scraping are well-known ways to hamper halitosis, probiotics might need a little explanation.

Even for a duchess, Dukan diet tops the list of bad breath causes
October 3, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
There are hundreds of bad breath causes out there, and people looking for the perfect body may incur halitosis as a side effect of their diet, particularly if the regimen is extreme. Kate Middleton, the UK's Duchess of Cambridge and at the moment perhaps the most famous adherent of the Dukan diet, may suffer from bad breath caused by eating so much protein, according to the International Business Times (IBT).

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