All Oral Health News articles

October 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Experts talk about the importance of mouthwash

October 28, 2010 -

Taking proper care of the mouth is one of the most important things a person can do to avoid bad breath. While few people would admit to ignoring oral hygiene completely, many individuals do stop short of practicing the kind of oral care that can fully protect their mouths from harm.

Individuals who don't have their wisdom teeth removed face many oral health risks

October 28, 2010 -

For many people, it is a rite of passage. They enter adulthood by have their wisdom teeth removed. The procedure is meant to improve the patient's oral health. While it is a good idea for most people to have their wisdom teeth removed, many individuals aren't able to access the procedure due to a lack of dental insurance or money.

Diet may limit the effects of gingivitis

October 27, 2010 -

Gingivitis is one of the most common oral health problems in America. If left untreated, it can progress and result in tooth loss and bone and joint damage in the jaw. However, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health recently found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as omega-3s, may be one way that individuals can avoid the condition.

Experts warn about the dangers of dry mouth

October 25, 2010 -

In the absence of moisture in the mouth, odor-causing bacteria can multiply, resulting in stubborn bad breath. If the condition is not taken care of, it can grow worse. This may lead to further problems, such as cavities and gingivitis.

Tongue scrapers grow in popularity

October 20, 2010 -

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk in the news about tongue scrapers. From pop culture reference to breakthrough marketing success stories, the nation has become a little more aware of the potential benefits offered by tongue scrapers.

Parents say that back-to-school dental visits are vital for children

October 19, 2010 -

As winter approaches and children get settled into their school routines, oral health experts are saying that this is a perfect time to take them to see a dentist. Doing so may help them avoid conditions such as bad breath, gingivitis and cavities.

Tonsil stones lead to discomfort and bad breath

October 19, 2010 -

Some people think that the problem is simply fragments of food that have become lodged in the mouth. Others jump to more serious conclusions and think that they are the first signs of throat cancer. However, some dentists believe that the problem is all in their patients' heads.

Embarrassment over bad breath stops many people from going to the doctor

October 18, 2010 -

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem in any situation. However, a new poll has found that many people allow their feelings of insecurity to interfere with their desire to seek treatment for their oral health problems.

Chilean miners may face oral health problems

October 14, 2010 -

The nation of Chile is celebrating the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground following a cave in. While people are rejoicing, they may not be aware the miners may still face significant health challenges in the weeks and months ahead.

Seniors are at higher risk of bad breath

October 7, 2010 -

The aging process brings with it many changes. Seniors often report benefits to their golden years. They may no longer have to work and can spend more time with their grandchildren and other family members. This free time often allows older individuals to pursue hobbies and other interests that there never seemed to be enough time for in their younger days.

Probiotics grow in popularity

October 6, 2010 -

Due in part to the findings of recent studies, a growing number of dentists are beginning to talk about their interest in oral probiotics. These treatments involve the application of beneficial bacteria to the mouth that may help fight more harmful microbes.

Groups work to raise awareness of the importance of oral health

October 5, 2010 -

Many individuals who live in rural and inner-city areas lack the access to dental care that may help them may help them avoid conditions like tooth decay, gingivitis and bad breath. Ten years ago, the Surgeon General issued a report which called oral health problems a "silent epidemic."

Improved oral hygiene may reduce prevalence of gingivitis

October 4, 2010 -

The National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 80 percent of Americans have some level of gum disease. This may range from simple gum disease, which may cause light bleeding after brushing, to periodontitis, which results in significant damage to teeth and jawbones.

Groups work to provide dental care to individuals who lack insurance

October 1, 2010 -

Individuals who lack dental insurance are more likely to suffer complications such as bad breath, canker sores and gingivitis. Due to the fact that they cannot afford visits to the dentist, they often miss out on treatments and hygiene advice that may help them avoid these problems.

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