All Oral Health News articles

August 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Sucking on candies to cure dry mouth only causes problems

August 31, 2010 -

Many medications cause dry mouth as a side effect. While this may seem like little more than a nuisance during the time that the medication is necessary, the condition could have a serious long term impact on individuals' oral health.

Wet weather causes dry mouth, bad breath

August 31, 2010 -

As the warm, dry months of summer come to a close, residents in many parts of the country are bracing for wetter weather. While this may mean good things for their lawns and gardens, it may harm their oral health and contribute to bad breath.

Denture wearers risk oral infections

August 25, 2010 -

Denture wearers may find it a daunting task to clean their dental appliances every single day. However, failure to do so could result in an oral environment that is a perfect breeding ground for many microbes, including some that cause bad breath.

Low-income individuals struggle to maintain oral health

August 20, 2010 -

The recession has been devastating for many reasons. Thanks to high unemployment, millions of individuals have found themselves without dental insurance, which may increase their experiencing oral health problems like cavities, gum disease or bad breath.

Groups seek to measure America's oral health problems

August 19, 2010 -

Dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath have become a significant problem in the U.S. The situation is made even worse in light of recent research which suggests that these conditions may be tied to serious conditions throughout the body, such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Poor economy decreases access to oral care

August 17, 2010 -

Due to the slumping economy, many individuals were laid off from their jobs. In the process they may have lost their dental insurance, leaving them unable to seek the treatments and advice that could help them avoid oral health problems like bad breath.

ADA launches web tool to help prevent dental problems like bad breath

August 12, 2010 -

It can often be difficult for individuals to find quality dental care in their area. The problem is compounded if they live in a rural area where there are fewer dentists or they have a subsidized dental insurance plan. A lack of professional dental care may lead to many problems, such as gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.

Smoking increases halitosis-causing bacteria

August 12, 2010 -

When it comes to the microbes of the mouth, there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. The majority are harmless and can assist in the digestion process. However, others are harmful and contribute to oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

Patients seek dentists' advice about bad breath

August 9, 2010 -

While the numbers of individuals who occasionally or regularly experience bad breath continuing to remain high, many dentists across the country are reporting the issue as a "hot topic" among their patients.

Physical activity may reduce the risk of bad breath

August 6, 2010 -

Staying fit and getting regular physical exercise may help prevent bad breath, as a new study has found that individuals with healthy body mass index (BMI) measurements are less likely to experience gum disease.

Whitening treatments may ward off halitosis

August 6, 2010 -

While many individuals may assume that tooth whitening treatments are merely a cosmetic procedure meant to improve a person's smile, a recent study has shown that carbamide peroxide - a common ingredient in whitening treatments - may be effective at reducing some of the oral bacteria that cause bad breath.

Hydration is important for avoiding halitosis

August 2, 2010 -

Water is not only an essential substance for maintaining proper mental and physical balance, it also is important for avoiding bad breath. Many experts say that drinking more water may be a simple way to ward off halitosis.

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