All Oral Health News articles

September 2010

Gingivitis more common than previously thought
September 24, 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 22, 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 21, 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.

Many people practice poor oral health
September 16, 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 14, 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 3, 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 2, 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.

Denture wearers risk oral infections
September 1, 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.

Sucking on candies to cure dry mouth only causes problems
September 1, 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
September 1, 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.

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