All Oral Care Information articles

October 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Learn how to remove tonsil stones, improve bad breath

October 31, 2011 -

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.

How to whiten teeth: For a start, avoid soft drinks

October 27, 2011 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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.

Throughout history, letter writers mention bad breath, halitosis

October 18, 2011 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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.

Even for a duchess, Dukan diet tops the list of bad breath causes

October 3, 2011 -

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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