All Oral Health News articles

September 2010

Bad breath may be sign of more serious problems
September 30, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Bad breath is a relatively common problem that nearly everyone experiences from time. Certain food can leave behind strong smells in the mouth, which are then exhaled, resulting in an unpleasant aroma.

Interest in probiotics continues to grow
September 20, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Many oral health providers are beginning to see possible benefits from the use of probiotics to treat conditions like bad breath and gingivitis. It is believed that applying benign microbes to the oral cavity may help reduce the number of odor-causing bacteria. The idea is gaining traction, as a number of groups are reporting positive results from the use of probiotics.

Groups work to raise seniors' awareness of oral health issues
September 17, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Many public health campaigns focus on improving the dental hygiene of children. However, experts say that the need to take care of the mouth only increases with age, as problems like bad breath and gingivitis can have a more significant impact on the lives of adults.

Study seeks to connect gingivitis to arthritis
September 10, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
There are plenty of good reasons to maintain good oral health. Proper dental hygiene reduces the likelihood of experience problems like cavities, tooth decay or bad breath. In addition, a new study is looking at the link between gingivitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dehydration puts oral health at risk
September 2, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
In recent weeks, the Washington Redskins' star defensive end, Albert Haynesworth has missed several practices and other preseason activities due to severe dehydration. He missed the first nine days of training camp due in large part to the problem.

Probiotics may help bad breath sufferers
September 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
The mouth is full of many varieties of bacteria at all times. Some of these microbes are helpful and aid in breaking down food. However, others are less beneficial, and can lead to embarrassing conditions like bad breath.

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