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.

Some foods help alleviate bad breath
September 28, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Diet can have a range of effects. There are few more important things that individuals can do to support their health than improving their diet. However, choosing unhealthy foods can result in a drain on many of the body's processes.

Oral health experts prepare families to celebrate Halloween healthfully
September 27, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
With Halloween just around the corner, children and their parents across the country are getting their costumes ready and dreaming about the candy haul they hope to receive. Similarly, doctors are preparing to deal with the onslaught of oral health problems that often proceed from the holiday.

Fish oil supplements contribute to bad breath
September 24, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Millions of people take fish oil supplements every day. They contain high levels of omega-3s, which have been tied to a range of health benefits. However, individuals who take them report a common problem. The pills can cause burps that smell like fish, giving the impression of bad breath.

Gingivitis more common than previously thought
September 23, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Gingivitis is a disease that can cause significant oral complications, including bad breath, bleeding gums and, potentially, loss of teeth. However, lack of knowledge of the problem has caused it to grow into a significant public health concern.

Groups work to raise awareness of gingivitis
September 21, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Gingivitis is a serious oral health problem that can lead to many complications in the mouth and throughout the rest of the body. However, awareness of this serious health issue is relatively low, as many people do not consider it a significant problem.

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.

Studies find oral health benefit to probiotics
September 17, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
There has been a lot said and written about probiotics in recent years. Studies have shown that they may play an important role in supporting the health of many systems of the body. Most of this research has focused on areas like digestive health. However, the oral health community is starting to get on board with probiotics, which may provide protection against gum disease and bad breath.

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.

Many people practice poor oral health
September 15, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
With the fast paced nature of today's world it may seem like there is little time for practicing good oral health habits. After coming home from work, putting together dinner and getting the kids off to bed, it is easy to overlook the importance of things like brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. However, experts warn that failure to do so could result in conditions like cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.

Oral bacteria may cause serious problems throughout the body
September 13, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Recently, several high profile studies have connected oral health problems like gum disease and gingivitis to overall health. These findings illustrate the importance of practicing proper dental hygiene in order to avoid serious complications.

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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