All Oral Health News articles

August 2010

Sucking on candies to prevent dry mouth only causes problems
August 31, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 Science of Bad Breath
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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.

Hydration is important for avoiding halitosis
August 2, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 one of the simplest ways to ward off halitosis.

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